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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Prairie View 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 77446 ZIP code.
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.
38% of Prairie View residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Prairie View, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPVU.
Waller County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prairie View political report.
The average commute time for Prairie View workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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