Prairie View, Texas

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Population in 2012: 5,786 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: +31.2%
Males: 2,452  (42.4%)
Females: 3,334  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  20.5 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77446.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,063 (it was $24,805 in 2000)
Prairie View:

$35,063
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,624 (it was $8,219 in 2000)

Prairie View city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $117,088 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Prairie View:

$117,088
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $97,025; Detached houses: $100,214; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,332; Mobile homes: $69,620

Median gross rent in 2012: $725.

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Prairie View races chart
  • Black alone - 4,884 (87.6%)
  • Hispanic - 427 (7.7%)
  • White alone - 147 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 91 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 19 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prairie View: 92.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (2.9%), Irish (2.7%), United States (2.5%), West Indian (2.1%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 7.22 square miles.

Population density: 802 people per square mile   (low).

Prairie View,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Prairie View:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.6%
  • Unemployed: 58.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prairie View city:

  • Never married: 80.4%
  • Now married: 12.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 3.5%

543 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America).

This city:  9.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Prairie View, Texas as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Prairie View to the number of sex offenders is 1,447 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,267 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,193 (1.2%)

Prairie View satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Northwest Harris, TX (26.0 miles , pop. 405,444).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (42.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Pine Island, TX (1.5 miles ), Waller, TX (2.1 miles ), Hempstead, TX (2.3 miles ), Todd Mission, TX (4.0 miles) , Washington-Chappell Hill, TX (4.1 miles ), Magnolia, TX (4.1 miles ), Stagecoach, TX (4.2 miles ), Pattison, TX (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $25,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.08 N, Longitude: 95.99 W

Area code: 936

Prairie View household income distribution Prairie View home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +401 (+10.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Prairie View: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prairie View, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prairie View-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/14/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Prairie View city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/5/1950, a category F3 tornado 5.5 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prairie View-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 89% 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 155.6 miles away from the city 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 347.4 miles away from Prairie View 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 441.1 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 383.0 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 147.0 miles away from Prairie View 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 147.7 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prairie View topographic map

Birthplace of: Walter Booker - Jazz double-bassist, Rich Sowells - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Prairie View:

  • FAITH AND CARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HEMPSTEAD, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOSP OF WALLER CO (Hospital, about 6 miles away; HEMPSTEAD, TX)
  • THE RETIREMENT CARE CENTER OF HEMPSTEAD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HEMPSTEAD, TX)
  • PRIME CARE MEDICAL SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; HEMPSTEAD, TX)

College/University in Prairie View:

  • Prairie View A & M University (Full-time enrollment: 7,517; Location: FM 1098 Road & University Drive; Public; Website: www.pvamu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Prairie View:

  • Blinn College (about 26 miles; Brenham, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,959)
  • Lone Star College System (about 31 miles; The Woodlands, TX; FT enrollment: 45,205)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 36 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • Houston Baptist University (about 40 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (about 41 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,429)
  • Texas A & M University-College Station (about 43 miles; College Station, TX; FT enrollment: 46,550)
  • University of St Thomas (about 44 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,747)
See full list of schools located in Prairie View

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Notable locations in Prairie View: Prairie View Police Department (A), Prairie View Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Prairie View include: Immanuel Baptist Church (A), Greater Wyatt Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Court: Prairie View-City - Municipal Court (Highway 290).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.96. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.96
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.2% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.9% for other race residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  41.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.8%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3,191 people in college/university student housing in 2010
2,727 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Prairie View, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Prairie View compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Prairie View travel time to work - commute Prairie View mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Prairie View city (based on Waller County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.25%
Here: 33.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of Christ
Adherents44.2%25.8%14.1%7.4%3.1%
Congregations33.3%5.1%25.6%5.1%10.3%
NameEpiscopal ChurchLutheran ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents2.2%1.4%0.7%0.6%0.5%
Congregations5.1%2.6%2.6%5.1%5.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Waller County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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.
State:

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

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Waller County:

30.3%
Texas:

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

12.9%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,424$32,5441$600
Judicial and Legal 1$2,166$25,9921$988
Police Protection - Officers 7$17,766$30,4561$2,000
Totals for Government 10$25,356$30,4273$3,588

Prairie View government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $410,000 ($70.86)
    Water Utilities: $29,000 ($5.01)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $246,000 ($42.52)
    Police Protection: $217,000 ($37.50)
    Financial Administration: $182,000 ($31.46)
    General - Other: $173,000 ($29.90)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($19.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,000 ($9.85)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($3.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $23,000 ($3.98)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($1.56)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $352,000 ($60.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($1.04)

Prairie View government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $157,000 ($27.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($13.31)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $202,000 ($34.91)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($1.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($27.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $362,000 ($62.56)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $236,000 ($40.79)
    Property: $221,000 ($38.20)
    Total General Sales: $123,000 ($21.26)
    NEC: $14,000 ($2.42)

Prairie View government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $101,000 ($17.46)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $351,000 ($60.66)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $23,000 ($3.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $344,000 ($59.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($8.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($8.81)
    Other, NEC: $30,000 ($5.18)

Prairie View government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $316,000 ($54.61)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($2.42)

9.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,624 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.96%
Texas average:

8.37%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Harris County, TX  5.01% ($51,124 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.57% ($34,450)
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.44% ($45,043)


10.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,578 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.29%
Texas average:

7.44%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($348 average AGI)
Waller County:

0.09%
Texas average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Harris County, TX  4.77% ($31,535 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.90% ($37,260)
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.38% ($41,415)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prairie View:

  • 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)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWBC (1550 AM; 5 kW; NAVASOTA, TX)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KYND (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CYPRESS, TX; Owner: MATTHEW PROVENZANO)
  • KREH (900 AM; 5 kW; PECAN GROVE, TX)
  • KBME (790 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))

Strongest FM radio stations in Prairie View:

  • KPVU (91.3 FM; PRAIRIE VIEW, TX; Owner: PRAIRIE VIEW A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • KEZB (105.3 FM; HEMPSTEAD, TX; Owner: FARMERS COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KPFT (90.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KULF (94.1 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K259AH (91.9 FM; BRENHAM, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Prairie View:

  • KBTX-TV (Channel 3; BRYAN, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KYLE (Channel 28; BRYAN, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF BRYAN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K35DI (Channel 35; SOMERVILLE, TX; Owner: GERALD BENAVIDES)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Prairie View, Texas:
  • Fatal accident count: 24
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 43
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 31
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 79
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Texas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 177
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 268
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 51
  • Fatalities: 194
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 461
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 26
See more detailed statistics of Prairie View fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Prairie View)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 30.087611 Lon: -95.988861, Call Sign: WQIW361
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.537 MHz, 456.537 MHz, 467.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2008, Expiration Date: 06/02/2018, Certifier: Don Williams
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Call Sign: KA35258
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.760 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/07/1979, Expiration Date: 08/01/2013
    Registrant: Prairie View A & M University, P. O. Box 519 Ms 1415, Prairie View, TX 77484

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • PRAIRIE VW3, 22019 Fm 1098 (Lat: 30.095556 Lon: -96.000861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 143.2 m, Overall height: 145.7 m, Call Sign: WMM422
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Prairie View, 164 Echols St. (Lat: 30.085500 Lon: -95.982389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.1 m, Call Sign: WQAR474
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.62 MHz, 6765.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/26/2004, Expiration Date: 07/26/2014, Certifier: Thomas C Lott
    Registrant: Lower Colorado River Authority, 3505 Montopolis Drive / Ms: T099, Austin, TX 78744-1499, Phone: (512) 356-6075, Fax: (512) 356-6424, Email:
  • 5476MRWALLERAP, Lat: 30.070194 Lon: -95.973917, Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY595
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: Gregory A Angst Pe
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:
  • 5869MRWALLERAP, Lat: 30.086861 Lon: -95.963083, Type: Upole, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQJY595
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/18/2009, Expiration Date: 02/18/2019, Certifier: Gregory A Angst Pe
    Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:
  • PRAIRIE VIEW, 22019 Fm 1098 (Lat: 30.095528 Lon: -96.000861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 143.2 m, Overall height: 145.7 m, Call Sign: WQON795
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2011, Expiration Date: 12/01/2021, Certifier: Wilson Spence
    Registrant: Skybeam, 1200 Gambrell Rd., Suite #100, Arlington, TX 76014, Phone: (970) 373-7603, Fax: (817) 751-7480, Email:
  • Prairie View A&m Campus Hilliard Hall Bldg 22 (Lat: 30.095194 Lon: -95.989694), Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WGR722
    Assigned Frequencies: 949.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/1980, Expiration Date: 08/01/2013
    Registrant: Prairie View A & M University, P. O. Box 519 Ms 1415, Prairie View, TX 77484

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Off Highway 290, Approx 3 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 30.125750 Lon: -95.947167), Overall height: 106.1 m, Call Sign: KNKM780
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.087 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/09/2005, Certifier: Alfred L Clifford
    Registrant: Fiorio Communications Consulting, 10451 Twin Rivers Road Suite 207, Columbia, MD 21044, Phone: (301) 596-1000, Fax: (301) 596-1121, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8114U , Serial Number: 15077887, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/31/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Herschell Sheely, Po Box 2578, Prairie View, TX 77445

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$01$48,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$40,0001$40,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$76,0000$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6804.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Prairie View, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James375.7 years
Ruby377.3 years
Walter377.4 years
Iona273.5 years
Hoover271.5 years
Hattie285.5 years
George261.5 years
Curtis272.5 years
Annie289.0 years
Claude284.4 years
Most common last names in Prairie View, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson574.4 years
Johnson488.5 years
Jackson485.7 years
Thompson468.2 years
Wilson483.9 years
Muse390.7 years
Peters379.6 years
Williams365.0 years
Kilpatrick283.0 years
Bell284.5 years

Businesses in Prairie View, TX

  • Chick-Fil-A: 1

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  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #13 (77446) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries"
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