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

The community was named for the plantation home of Col. Jack Kirby
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Texas named Prairie View. For links to other places called Prairie View, TX, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Prairie View is 30.093N. The longitude is -95.987W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 269 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,540.


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Median household income
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$24,805
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Prairie View demographic reports
Colleges and universities: Prairie View A&M University

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0% of Prairie View residents report German ancestry, and 0% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prairie View ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prairie View was $8,219, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Prairie View residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Prairie View, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPVU.

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

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

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