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Hempstead is a city in Waller County, in the Houston-Baytown metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Hempstead is 30.097N. The longitude is -96.078W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 243 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,051.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$24,095
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hempstead demographic reports
U.S. Congressman John Pinckney, his brother and two others were gunned down in the local courthouse while meeting with prohibitionists in 1905
Local festivals include:
  • Waller County Fair - Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hempstead web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hempstead demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Waller County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Houston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77445 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Hempstead residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hempstead ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hempstead was $11,560, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Hempstead residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hempstead, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $333.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $847.


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Libraries in Hempstead include Waller County Library ... View libraries

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Waller County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hempstead political report.

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The average commute time for Hempstead workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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