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Hempstead, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Hempstead had a population of 6,518 as of July 1, 2019. Hempstead ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hempstead is located at latitude 30.0974 and longitude -96.0783 in Waller County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hempstead encompass a land area of 5.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Waller County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 243 feet.

The City of Hempstead (GNIS ID: 2410740) 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 Hempstead is located within Hempstead Division of Waller County.


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Hempstead, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Hempstead, TX Housing Affordability Index is 99
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Hempstead, TX Wealth Index is 50
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,518
Population in Households 6,381
Population in Familes 5,268
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density 1,054
Diversity Index1 85
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,185
Average Household Income $54,424
Per Capita Income $19,126
Wealth Index3 50

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,249 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,019 (41.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $194,380
Housing Affordability Index2 99
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,268
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,545
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.26% 1.01%
Households 1.25% 1.06%
Families 1.32% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Hempstead, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hempstead to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 346 80th
Population Density # 683 61st
Diversity Index # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 1347 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1300 26th

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