Prairie View, Texas Population 2021

7,065
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Prairie View is a city located in Waller County Texas. With a 2020 population of 7,065, it is the 302nd largest city in Texas and the 3940th largest city in the United States . Prairie View is currently growing at a rate of 0.80% annually and its population has increased by 26.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,576 in 2010. Prairie View reached it's highest population of 7,065 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Prairie View has a population density of 980 people per square mile.

The average household income in Prairie View is $35,268 with a poverty rate of 50.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,038 per month, and the median house value is $168,200. The median age in Prairie View is 20.3 years, 20.6 years for males, and 20.2 years for females.

Prairie View Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 91.42%
  • White: 5.20%
  • Two or more races: 1.69%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.07%
The current population of Prairie View, Texas is 7,065 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,897.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,576.

Prairie View, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,10591.42%
White3475.20%
Two or More Races1131.69%
Some Other Race450.67%
Asian380.57%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.07%
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Prairie View Population by Race

Prairie View Population Pyramid $2021

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Prairie View Median Age

20.3


Total

20.6


Male

20.2


Female

Prairie View Adults

There are 6,274 adults, (226 of whom are seniors) in Prairie View.

Prairie View Age Dependency

10.4

Age Dependency Ratio

3.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

6.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Prairie View Sex Ratio

Female

3,916

58.64%

Male

2,762

41.36%

Prairie View Population by Age

Prairie View Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Prairie View Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married48.9%51.1%
Female33.6%66.4%
All24.5%75.5%
Male23.1%76.9%
Non Family16%84%

24.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Prairie View Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All874324.5
Non Family4952.5816
Female1314.6333.6
Married1313.5648.9
Male1172.3323.1

3.46

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

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Prairie View Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30.31%
9th to 12th Grade767.81%
High School Graduate27428.16%
Some College34935.87%
Associates Degree222.26%
Bachelors Degree919.35%
Graduate Degree15816.24%
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Prairie View Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Prairie View Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black804748226
White10610618
2+ Races3131
Hispanic274
Other Race104
Native American555

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Prairie View Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,023$27,102$19,091
Less Than 9th Grade$18,194$30,625$
High School Graduate$29,861$31,023$18,365
Some College$20,486$21,339$17,108
Bachelors Degree$18,750$$
Graduate Degree$41,800$$

$22,023

Average Earnings

$27,102

Average Male

$19,091

Average Female

Prairie View Earnings by Educational Attainment

Prairie View Language by Age

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Prairie View Language

95.34% of Prairie View residents speak only English, while 4.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.86% of the population.

Prairie View Language

Prairie View Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,3191,25754.20%
Asian2121100.00%
Multiple432046.51%
White166159.04%
Hispanic69811.59%
Other41819.51%

50.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.01%

Male Poverty Rate

56.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Prairie View

The race most likely to be in poverty in Prairie View is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Prairie View is White, with 9.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 74.35%.

Prairie View Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade48.44%
Some College33.88%
High School12.77%
Bachelors or Greater2.94%

Prairie View Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed40.28%
Male Employed12.18%

Prairie View Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Prairie View Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,363$35,268
Families$38,783$58,172
Married Families$84,267-
Non Families$10,380$16,798
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Income by Household Type

Prairie View Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

4.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

5.5%

Male Marriage Rate

4.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Prairie View Married by Age and Sex

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Prairie View 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.

Prairie View Marital Status by Race

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Prairie View Marital Status

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51

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam18
Second Gulf War15
First Gulf War4
World War II
Korea

Prairie View Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7418
55 to 6417
18 to 3411
75+5
35 to 54

Prairie View Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black280.49%
White175.35%
2+ Races54.72%
Islander14.00%

Prairie View Veterans by Race

Prairie View Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Prairie View Veterans by Education

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40.2%

Labor Force Participation

35.3%

Employment Rate

12.1%

Unemployment Rate

Prairie View Employment by Age

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Prairie View Employment by Race

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Prairie View 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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74.29%

Born in Prairie View

95.81%

Native Born

4.19%

Foreign Born

3.53%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.81% of Prairie View residents were born in the United States, with 74.29% having been born in Texas. 3.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Prairie View Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,065560.80%
20207,009560.81%
20196,953560.81%
20186,897660.97%
20176,8314657.30%
20166,366480.76%
20156,3181151.85%
20146,203881.44%
20136,1153355.80%
20125,78080.14%
20115,7721873.35%
20105,5851,1752.39%
20004,4104060.97%
19904,004110.03%
19803,9930.00%

Prairie View Population by Year