Waller County

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Waller County, Texas

836 Austin St
Hempstead, TX 77445
Phone: (979) 826-3357
Fax: (979) 826-8317
www.wallercounty.org

In east-central TX, west of Houston; organized Apr 28, 1873 from Austin County. Name Origin: For Edwin Waller (1800-83), signer of the TX declaration of independence (1836) and chief justice of Austin County (1844-56)

Area (sq mi):: 518.49 (land 513.63; water 4.87) Population per square mile: 67.80
Population 2005: 34,821 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 6.60%; 1990-2000 39.60% Population 2000: 32,663 (White 49.90%; Black or African American 29.20%; Hispanic or Latino 19.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 12.60%). Foreign born: 9.40%. Median age: 30.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,338; median household $38,136; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,851-$23,244
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.80% Median travel time to work: 32.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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