Hempstead, Texas

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Population in 2017: 7,659 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +63.3%
Males: 4,245  (55.4%)
Females: 3,414  (44.6%)
Median resident age:

23.7 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 77445.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,729 (it was $24,095 in 2000)
Hempstead:

$35,729
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,399 (it was $11,560 in 2000)

Hempstead city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $127,047 (it was $57,400 in 2000)
Hempstead:

$127,047
TX:

$172,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $802.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hempstead: 93.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.6%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.4% for Black residents, 40.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hempstead, TX (2010)
    • 2,19538.0%Black alone
    • 2,15837.4%Hispanic
    • 1,29922.5%White alone
    • 410.7%Two or more races
    • 330.6%American Indian alone
    • 330.6%Asian alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone
    • 30.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Hempstead detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Hempstead, Texas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hempstead is 151 to 1.


Crime rates in Hempstead by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(15.7)
3
(44.6)
3
(41.7)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(92.6)
4
(57.6)
10
(135.1)
2
(25.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(157.1)
6
(89.1)
13
(180.9)
11
(144.8)
10
(128.8)
7
(87.8)
5
(84.9)
4
(67.0)
8
(129.3)
5
(77.1)
15
(216.1)
9
(121.6)
10
(125.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(329.8)
27
(401.1)
34
(473.0)
51
(671.1)
20
(257.6)
11
(137.9)
15
(254.6)
14
(234.6)
10
(161.6)
57
(879.4)
100
(1,441)
59
(797.0)
75
(941.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
79
(1,241)
61
(906.1)
95
(1,322)
95
(1,250)
117
(1,507)
92
(1,154)
75
(1,273)
48
(804.3)
72
(1,164)
97
(1,496)
37
(533.1)
37
(499.8)
44
(552.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
126
(1,979)
159
(2,362)
170
(2,365)
114
(1,500)
129
(1,662)
149
(1,869)
118
(2,003)
112
(1,877)
134
(2,166)
121
(1,867)
201
(2,896)
122
(1,648)
151
(1,895)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(361.2)
21
(311.9)
36
(500.8)
27
(355.3)
20
(257.6)
8
(100.3)
6
(101.9)
11
(184.3)
13
(210.1)
8
(123.4)
1
(14.4)
4
(54.0)
7
(87.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.7)
2
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.2)
5
(64.4)
3
(37.6)
2
(34.0)
2
(33.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.5)
2
(25.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)320.6355.2409.4364.1282.8217.5253.8213.1256.0462.4553.4409.2367.4

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City-data.com crime index in Hempstead, TX

Crime rate in Hempstead detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Texas average:

2.04
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Ancestries: American (4.1%), African (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 4.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,541 people per square mile   (low).

Hempstead, Texas map

889 residents are foreign born (11.9% Latin America).

This city:

12.6%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,583 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,226 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Northwest Harris, TX (31.4 miles , pop. 405,444).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (47.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Pine Island, TX (2.0 miles ),
Prairie View, TX (2.3 miles ),
Waller, TX (3.1 miles ),
Washington-Chappell Hill, TX (3.5 miles ),
Bellville, TX (3.8 miles ),
Todd Mission, TX (4.4 miles),
Brenham, TX (4.4 miles ),
Pattison, TX (4.4 miles )

Latitude: 30.09 N, Longitude: 96.08 W

Area code: 979

Distribution of median household income in Hempstead, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hempstead, TX in 2017
Hempstead satellite photo by USGS

Hempstead tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $89,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Hempstead, TX residents
Average permit cost in Hempstead, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Hempstead, TX
Historical housing units in Hempstead, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +1,084 (+30.1%).
Most common industries in Hempstead, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (19.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.8%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.1%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Hempstead, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)

Average climate in Hempstead, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hempstead, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.1. This is about average.

City:

68.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.66. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.66
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Hempstead-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Hempstead city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1950, a category F3 tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hempstead-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.6 miles away from Hempstead center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 342.8 miles away from Hempstead center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 435.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 388.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from Hempstead center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 143.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Waller County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Fires: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hempstead topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hempstead:

  • MEMORIAL HOSP OF WALLER CO (926 6TH ST BOX 965)
  • FAITH AND CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (845 1ST STREET)
  • PRIME CARE MEDICAL SERVICES (900 12TH STREET)
  • THE RETIREMENT CARE CENTER OF HEMPSTEAD (1111 SAN ANTONIO ST)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Hempstead:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hempstead:

  • Prairie View A & M University (about 6 miles; Prairie View, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,517)
  • Blinn College (about 21 miles; Brenham, TX; FT enrollment: 8,959)
  • Lone Star College System (about 36 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 40 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 41 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 44 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 46 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)

Public high schools in Hempstead:

  • HEMPSTEAD H S (Students: 406, Location: 801 DONAHO, Grades: 9-12)
  • CALVIN NELMS - NORTHWEST (Location: 1346 WILKINS ST, Grades: KG-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hempstead:

Private elementary/middle school in Hempstead:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 85, Location: 1016 6TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
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Library in Hempstead:

  • WALLER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $291,546; Location: 2331 11TH ST; 59,603 books; 2,900 audio materials; 3,830 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 22 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hempstead: Waller County Courthouse (A), Texas Highway Patrol Division (B), Waller County Sheriff's Office (C), Hempstead Police Department (D), Waller County Emergency Management Services (E), Hempstead Volunteer Fire Department (F), Frontier Emergency Medical Service (G), Waller County Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (H), Primecare Medical Services (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Hempstead: Saint Bartholomews Episcopal Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Brenham Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Courts: Hempstead-City - Municipal Court (1015 11th Street), Waller-County - County Court At Law (836 Austin Street).

Birthplace of: Norris Wright Cuney - Politician, Terrence Toliver - Football player, Buster Pickens - Blues pianist, Harvey Williams (American football) - Football player, Pat Newnam - Baseball player, Tyrone Nelson - College basketball player (New Mexico State Aggies).

Waller County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hempstead and their reported violations in the past:

CYPRESS GUN & RIFLE CLUB (Population served: 275, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 13 routine major monitoring violations
RED OAK RANCH RV PARK (Population served: 240, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In FEB-01-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2012)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-15-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
KROLCZYK MEATS & DRIVE IN (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
HILL COUNTRY BBQ (Population served: 133, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BFT FAMILY TRAILER PARK (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-05-2014)
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In SEP-29-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-05-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-19-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JUL-05-2014)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 7 other older monitoring violations
THE THIRSTY PARROT BAR & GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUL-28-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2009)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Hempstead in 2010:

  • 73 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Hempstead in 2000:

  • 78 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Hempstead (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: Hempstead Branch at 840 13th Street, branch established on 1993/01/04. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • Prosperity Bank: Hempstead Branch at 1250 Austin Street, branch established on 1906/01/20. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hempstead:

Marital status in Hempstead, TX
  • Never married: 50.9%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Hempstead:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.5
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hempstead
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hempstead, TX (based on Waller County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,03531
Catholic4,6312
Mainline Protestant1,92814
Other1,2683
Black Protestant6824
None28,661-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Waller County:

6.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hempstead:

47.2%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hempstead:

45.2%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Hempstead:

29.2
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hempstead:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.0%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Hempstead:

53.3%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.3%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hempstead, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$73,742$52,0530$0
Financial Administration 14$42,163$36,1400$0
Other and Unallocable 8$22,040$33,0600$0
Streets and Highways 7$15,564$26,6810$0
Sewerage 5$12,775$30,6600$0
Electric Power 4$18,257$54,7710$0
Judicial and Legal 3$6,283$25,1320$0
Water Supply 3$12,753$51,0120$0
Gas Supply 2$3,815$22,8900$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,734$28,4040$0
Other Government Administration 1$7,528$90,3360$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 66$219,654$39,9370$0

Hempstead government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,267,000 ($165.43)
    Regular Highways: $391,000 ($51.05)
    Electric Utilities: $64,000 ($8.36)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($6.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($1.70)
    Gas Utilities: $8,000 ($1.04)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,012,000 ($523.83)
    Police Protection: $1,261,000 ($164.64)
    Central Staff Services: $1,196,000 ($156.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $693,000 ($90.48)
    Gas Utilities: $433,000 ($56.53)
    Financial Administration: $349,000 ($45.57)
    Sewerage: $319,000 ($41.65)
    Water Utilities: $317,000 ($41.39)
    Regular Highways: $295,000 ($38.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $192,000 ($25.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($20.11)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $152,000 ($19.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $109,000 ($14.23)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $105,000 ($13.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $396,000 ($51.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $98,000 ($12.80)
    Water Utilities: $50,000 ($6.53)
    Police Protection: $20,000 ($2.61)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($2.22)
    Gas Utilities: $12,000 ($1.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($1.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($1.18)
    Electric Utilities: $5,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,237,000 ($292.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($2.74)

Hempstead government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $728,000 ($95.05)
    Sewerage: $690,000 ($90.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $12,000 ($1.57)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $895,000 ($116.86)
    Fines and Forfeits: $239,000 ($31.21)
    Rents: $35,000 ($4.57)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($3.13)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,348,000 ($698.26)
    Water Utilities: $1,024,000 ($133.70)
    Gas Utilities: $588,000 ($76.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $350,000 ($45.70)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.52)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,198,000 ($156.42)
    Property: $642,000 ($83.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $52,000 ($6.79)
    Other License: $33,000 ($4.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($2.87)

Hempstead government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,142,000 ($1324.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,854,000 ($1286.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $523,000 ($68.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $235,000 ($30.68)

Hempstead government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,958,000 ($908.47)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,578,000 ($728.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $163,000 ($21.28)

10.97% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,577 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.97%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Harris County, TX  6.19% ($66,252 average AGI)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.92% ($121,972)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.80% ($56,525)


8.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.92%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Harris County, TX  4.11% ($47,830 average AGI)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.55% ($69,878)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.54% ($50,525)
Businesses in Hempstead, TX
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hempstead:

  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KWBC (1550 AM; 5 kW; NAVASOTA, TX)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KZNE (1150 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WTAW (1620 AM; 10 kW; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Owner: BRYAN BROADCASTING LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Hempstead:

  • KPVU (91.3 FM; PRAIRIE VIEW, TX; Owner: PRAIRIE VIEW A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • KEZB (105.3 FM; HEMPSTEAD, TX; Owner: FARMERS COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KULF (94.1 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K259AH (91.9 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KPFT (90.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KMBV (92.5 FM; NAVASOTA, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Hempstead:

  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • K35DI (Channel 35; SOMERVILLE, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
Hempstead fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Hempstead fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 794ft / 242mTotal length
  • $20,000Total costs
  • 330,083Total average daily traffic
  • 50,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 359,957Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hempstead, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 191990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hempstead, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hempstead)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

179 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Hempstead, TX)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hempstead)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5890N , Serial Number: 14504, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 03/05/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 12/18/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Command Aviation LLC, Po Box 538, Hempstead, TX 77445
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7389W , Serial Number: 28-1274, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 05/29/1963, Certificate Issue Date: 12/16/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph M Williams, 78 Windmill Dr, Hempstead, TX 77445
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9591D , Serial Number: 22-6498, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/21/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 04/09/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Mark Herrington, 19403 Scruggs Rd, Hempstead, TX 77445
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/15/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$160,7802$132,8651$18,690
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$238,2901$21,660
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$108,2000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6805.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$133,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6805.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hempstead, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hempstead, TX - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 21. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 124 took place in 2005, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Hempstead, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (49.1%), and Structure Fires (29.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hempstead, TX
    • 16549.1%Outside Fires
    • 10029.8%Structure Fires
    • 5516.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 164.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hempstead, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hempstead, TX
  • 57.8%Electricity
  • 37.7%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hempstead, TX
  • 76.6%Electricity
  • 14.2%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Other fuel
  • 4.5%No fuel used


Hempstead compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Hempstead on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
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