Prairie View, TX

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2020 Population
6,813
2.02% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
20.5
0.985% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
54.7%
8.33% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$16,363
32.8% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$188,300
12% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,340
4.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Prairie View, TX had a population of 6.81k people with a median age of 20.5 and a median household income of $16,363. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Prairie View, TX grew from 6,678 to 6,813, a 2.02% increase and its median household income declined from $24,363 to $16,363, a −32.8% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Prairie View, TX are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), White (Hispanic) (1.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.998%).

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

The largest universities in Prairie View, TX are Prairie View A & M University (1,552 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Prairie View, TX was $188,300, and the homeownership rate was 18.3%.

Most people in Prairie View, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Prairie View, TX was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Prairie View, TX is home to a population of 6.81k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.33% of Prairie View, TX residents were born outside of the country (159 people).

In 2020, there were 28.2 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.2k people) in Prairie View, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 220 White (Non-Hispanic) and 128 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2020 Citizenship
96.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98% of Prairie View, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Prairie View, TX was 96.5%, 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)
    6.2k ± 258
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    220 ± 201
  3. White (Hispanic)
    128 ± 96
3.93%
Hispanic Population
268 people

In 2020, there were 28.2 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.2k people) in Prairie View, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 220 White (Non-Hispanic) and 128 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.93% of the people in Prairie View, TX are hispanic (268 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Prairie View, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
159 people
4.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
280 people

As of 2020, 2.33% of Prairie View, TX residents (159 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Prairie View, TX was 4.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16 ± 38
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 24
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 28

Prairie View, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Prairie View, TX employs 2.34k people. The largest industries in Prairie View, TX are Educational Services (756 people), Retail Trade (449 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (244 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($28,438), Health Care & Social Assistance ($17,429), and Accommodation & Food Services ($15,448).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

2.34k
2020 Value
± 449
4.42%
1 Year growth
± 23.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Prairie View, TX grew at a rate of 4.42%, from 2.24k employees to 2.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Prairie View, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (317 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (295 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

2.34k
2020 Value
± 449
4.42%
1 Year growth
± 23.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Prairie View, TX grew at a rate of 4.42%, from 2.24k employees to 2.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Prairie View, TX, are Educational Services (756 people), Retail Trade (449 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (244 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

$9,183
Median earning men ± $8,519
$7,665
Median earning women ± $2,078

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($9,821), Retail Trade ($7,831), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($6,406).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($15,792), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($11,974), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($8,370).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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 36 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 36 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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In 2020, universities in Prairie View, TX awarded 1,552 degrees. The student population of Prairie View, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,118 male students and 6,130 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Prairie View, TX are Black or African American (1,199 and 80.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (165 and 11.1%), Asian (55 and 3.71%), and White (42 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Prairie View, TX by number of degrees awarded are Prairie View A & M University (1,552 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Prairie View, TX are General Business Administration & Management (129 and 8.31%), General Health & Physical Education (126 and 8.12%), and Registered Nursing (90 and 5.8%).

The median tuition cost in Prairie View, TX for a public four year colleges is $7,253 for in-state students and $22,552 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Prairie View, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 76.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 9,248 (33.7% men and 66.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 9,248 students enrolled in Prairie View, TX, 33.7% men and 66.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 7,784 records, of which 68.2% were women and 31.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 126 degree-majors awarded
  2. 90 degree-majors awarded
  3. 81 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Prairie View, TX was General Health & Physical Education with 126 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
1,552 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Prairie View A & M University with 1,552 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 601 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Prairie View, TX, which is 0.632 times less than the 951 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 1,199 degrees mean that there were 7.27 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 165 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 ($7,253) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,846) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,340) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Prairie View, TX was $188,300 in 2020, which is 0.819 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $168,200 to $188,300, a 12% increase. The homeownership rate in Prairie View, TX is 18.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Prairie View, TX have an average commute time of 21.4 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

$188,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$45,888
$189
Median Property Taxes
±$102

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

18.3%
Homeownership
2020
65.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 18.3% of the housing units in Prairie View, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 24.5%.

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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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$16,363
Median Household Income
± $5,574
1.03k
Number of Households
± 296

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.03k households in Prairie View, TX declined from $16,363 from the previous year's value of $24,363.

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.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (61.9%)
  2. Walked (18.3%)
  3. Carpooled (11%)

In 2020, 61.9% of workers in Prairie View, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (18.3%) and those who carpooled to work (11%).

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

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Prairie View, TX have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% 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

54.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Prairie View, TX (1.66k out of 3.04k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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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80.5% of the population of Prairie View, TX has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 7.32% on Medicaid, 2.43% on Medicare, 25.1% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Waller County, TX see 7589 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.3% decrease from the previous year (8551 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6906 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3683 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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7,589 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Waller County, TX

Primary care physicians in Waller County, TX see an average of 7,589 patients per year. This represents a 11.3% decrease from the previous year (8,551 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.7% under 18 years, 70.4% between 18 and 34 years, 7.35% between 35 and 64 years, and 2.63% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.5%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
7.32%
Medicaid
2.43%
Medicare
25.1%
Non-Group
1.78%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Prairie View, TX declined by 14.2% from 22.7% to 19.5%.

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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