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Prairie View, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Prairie View had a population of 6,235 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Prairie View is located at latitude 30.0852 and longitude -95.9889 in Waller County. The formal boundaries for the City of Prairie View (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Waller County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 272 feet.

The City of Prairie View (GNIS ID: 2411485) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Prairie View is located within Prairie View-Waller Division of Waller County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Prairie View population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Prairie View: Prairieview.

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Prairie View, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,235
Daytime Population: Workers 2,589
Daytime Population: Residents 4,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 2,563
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,672
Population Density2 864
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $39,516
Average Household Income $59,966
Per Capita Income $12,426


Total Housing Units 1,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (37.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 564 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $149,673
Average Home Value $226,457


Total Households 1,009
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 503
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.55% 0.57%
Households 0.85% 1.22%
Families 3.32% 1.05%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Prairie View, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Prairie View to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 348 80th
Population Density # 818 53rd
Diversity Index # 875 50th
Median Household Income # 1218 30th
Per Capita Income # 1590 9th

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