Prairie View, TX

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2022 Population
8,039
24.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
20.6
0.488% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
44.7%
16.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$19,238
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$209,000
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,795
24.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Prairie View, TX had a population of 8.04k people with a median age of 20.6 and a median household income of $19,238. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Prairie View, TX grew from 6,464 to 8,039, a 24.4% increase and its median household income grew from $16,914 to $19,238, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prairie View, TX are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (89.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.871%).

None of the households in Prairie View, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Prairie View, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Prairie View, TX are Prairie View A & M University (1,730 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Prairie View, TX was $209,000, and the homeownership rate was 17.9%.

Most people in Prairie View, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Prairie View, TX was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Prairie View, TX is home to a population of 8.04k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.75% of Prairie View, TX residents were born outside of the country (141 people).

In 2022, there were 29.1 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.19k people) in Prairie View, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 247 White (Non-Hispanic) and 243 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Prairie View, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Prairie View, TX was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Prairie View, TX
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.19k ± 382
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    247 ± 195
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    243 ± 205
5.19%
Hispanic Population
417 people

In 2022, there were 29.1 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.19k people) in Prairie View, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 247 White (Non-Hispanic) and 243 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.19% of the people in Prairie View, TX are hispanic (417 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
141 people
2.99%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
193 people

As of 2022, 1.75% of Prairie View, TX residents (141 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prairie View, TX was 2.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    25 ± 42
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1 ± 30
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 30

Prairie View, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Prairie View, TX employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in Prairie View, TX are Retail Trade (986 people), Educational Services (627 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (249 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,195), Transportation & Warehousing ($85,195), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,913).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.8k
2022 Value
± 712
24.1%
1 Year growth
± 27.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prairie View, TX grew at a rate of 24.1%, from 2.25k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prairie View, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (568 people), Sales & Related Occupations (565 people), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (226 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Prairie View, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.8k
2022 Value
± 712
24.1%
1 Year growth
± 27.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Prairie View, TX grew at a rate of 24.1%, from 2.25k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prairie View, TX, are Retail Trade (986 people), Educational Services (627 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (249 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Prairie View, TX, though some of these residents may live in Prairie View, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$18,224
Median earning men ± $21,380
$10,619
Median earning women ± $2,123

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,195), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($35,496), and Manufacturing ($32,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($12,035), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($11,591), and Retail Trade ($10,558).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Prairie View, TX awarded 1,730 degrees. The student population of Prairie View, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,955 male students and 6,101 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prairie View, TX are Black or African American (1,412 and 85.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (139 and 8.4%), White (39 and 2.36%), and Asian (32 and 1.93%).

The largest universities in Prairie View, TX by number of degrees awarded are Prairie View A & M University (1,730 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Prairie View, TX are General Business Administration & Management (166 and 9.6%), General Health & Physical Education (146 and 8.44%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (122 and 7.05%).

The median tuition cost in Prairie View, TX for a public four year colleges is $7,387 for in-state students and $22,590 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Prairie View, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,056 (32.6% men and 67.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,056 students enrolled in Prairie View, TX, 32.6% men and 67.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 7,597 records, of which 68.9% were women and 31.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 146 degrees awarded
  2. 122 degrees awarded
  3. 121 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Prairie View, TX was General Health & Physical Education with 146 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Prairie View, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,730 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Prairie View A & M University with 1,730 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 597 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prairie View, TX, which is 0.527 times less than the 1,133 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 1,412 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 139 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,387) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,912) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,380) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Prairie View, TX was $209,000 in 2022, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $179,700 to $209,000, a 16.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Prairie View, TX is 17.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Prairie View, TX have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Prairie View, TX is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$209,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$40,571
$279
Median Property Taxes
±$133

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Prairie View, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Prairie View, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

17.9%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 17.9% of the housing units in Prairie View, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 19.5%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Prairie View, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$19,238
Median Household Income
± $18,403
1.56k
Number of Households
± 558

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.56k households in Prairie View, TX grew to $19,238 from the previous year's value of $16,914.

The following chart displays the households in Prairie View, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Prairie View, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71%)
  2. Walked (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.71%)

In 2022, 71% of workers in Prairie View, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (6.71%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prairie View, TX have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.69% of the workforce in Prairie View, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Prairie View, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Prairie View, TX have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

44.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prairie View, TX (1.7k out of 3.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 12 - 14.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Prairie View, TX is Black, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82% of the population of Prairie View, TX has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 9.59% on Medicaid, 2.49% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 0.125% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Waller County, TX see 6906 patients per year on average, which represents a 9% decrease from the previous year (7589 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4104 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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6,906 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Waller County, TX

Primary care physicians in Waller County, TX see an average of 6,906 patients per year. This represents a 9% decrease from the previous year (7,589 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Waller County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.4% under 18 years, 70% between 18 and 34 years, 9.65% between 35 and 64 years, and 2.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44% were men and 56% were women.

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Uninsured People

18%
Uninsured
54.5%
Employer Coverage
9.59%
Medicaid
2.49%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
0.125%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prairie View, TX declined by 17.2% from 21.7% to 18%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Prairie View, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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