Hempstead, Texas Population 2021

9,037
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Hempstead is a city located in Waller County Texas. It is also the county seat of Waller County. With a 2020 population of 9,037, it is the 256th largest city in Texas and the 3311th largest city in the United States . Hempstead is currently growing at a rate of 3.92% annually and its population has increased by 56.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,770 in 2010. Hempstead reached it's highest population of 9,037 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Hempstead has a population density of 1,395 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hempstead is $46,353 with a poverty rate of 25.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $875 per month, and the median house value is $110,900. The median age in Hempstead is 26 years, 24.7 years for males, and 30.2 years for females.

Hempstead Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hempstead was:

  • Black or African American: 42.45%
  • White: 29.41%
  • Other race: 25.51%
  • Two or more races: 1.63%
  • Native American: 1.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hempstead, Texas is 9,037 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,014.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,770.

Hempstead, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,26542.45%
White2,26229.41%
Some Other Race1,96225.51%
Two or More Races1251.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native771.00%
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Hempstead Population by Race

Hempstead Population Pyramid $2021

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Hempstead Median Age

26


Total

24.7


Male

30.2


Female

Hempstead Adults

There are 5,221 adults, (791 of whom are seniors) in Hempstead.

Hempstead Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hempstead Sex Ratio

Female

3,630

47.20%

Male

4,061

52.80%

Hempstead Population by Age

Hempstead Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hempstead Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.1%44.9%
All33.7%66.3%
Female23.6%76.4%
Non Family18.3%81.7%
Male0%100%

33.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hempstead Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6482.8733.7
Married1,1273.9455.1
Non Family9751.2818.3
Female3993.7923.6
Male1472.750

3.72

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Hempstead Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade59914.73%
9th to 12th Grade3538.68%
High School Graduate1,50737.06%
Some College85320.98%
Associates Degree1002.46%
Bachelors Degree52913.01%
Graduate Degree1253.07%
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Hempstead Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,3811,291341
White1,3111,116226
Hispanic1,29763065
Other Race90644663
Native American5353
2+ Races4840

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 24.69%.

Hempstead Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,130$31,847$16,179
Less Than 9th Grade$14,300$26,914$9,818
High School Graduate$23,750$30,924$14,824
Some College$25,083$30,720$24,195
Bachelors Degree$43,193$43,636$22,059
Graduate Degree$43,548$61,477$37,500

$27,130

Average Earnings

$31,847

Average Male

$16,179

Average Female

Hempstead Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hempstead Language by Age

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Hempstead Language

66.73% of Hempstead residents speak only English, while 33.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.46% of the population.

Hempstead Language

Hempstead Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,26586926.62%
Hispanic2,56357322.36%
Other1,95457329.32%
White1,63247829.29%
Multiple1172117.95%

25.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.41%

Male Poverty Rate

24.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hempstead

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hempstead is Other, with 29.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hempstead is Multiple, with 17.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.67%.

Hempstead Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School33.09%
Less Than 9th Grade19.87%
Some College12.66%
Bachelors or Greater1.22%

Hempstead Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.95%
Female Unemployed48.85%
Female Employed24.11%
Male Employed7.16%

Hempstead Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hempstead Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,688$46,353
Families$47,726$51,997
Married Families$49,455-
Non Families$31,795$35,080
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Income by Household Type

Hempstead Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Hempstead Married by Age and Sex

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Hempstead Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hempstead Marital Status by Race

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Hempstead Marital Status

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166

Number of Veterans

150

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
Korea32
First Gulf War26
Second Gulf War20
World War II

Hempstead Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7481
35 to 5438
75+32
55 to 6415
18 to 34

Hempstead Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1125.89%
Hispanic382.35%
Native American3260.38%
Black221.03%

Hempstead Veterans by Race

Hempstead Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hempstead Veterans by Education

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69.4%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Hempstead Employment by Age

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Hempstead Employment by Race

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Hempstead Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.14%

Born in Hempstead

84.63%

Native Born

15.37%

Foreign Born

12.63%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.63% of Hempstead residents were born in the United States, with 64.14% having been born in Texas. 12.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hempstead Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,0373413.92%
20208,6963414.08%
20198,3553414.26%
20188,0143875.07%
20177,6272303.11%
20167,3973344.73%
20157,0634226.35%
20146,6413345.30%
20136,3072434.01%
20126,064961.61%
20115,9681532.63%
20105,8151,1242.17%
20004,6911,1402.82%
19903,551950.27%
19803,4560.00%

Hempstead Population by Year