Waller, Texas

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Waller, Texas
Location of Waller, Texas
Location of Waller, Texas
Coordinates: 30°3′32″N 95°55′35″W / 30.05889°N 95.92639°W / 30.05889; -95.92639Coordinates: 30°3′32″N 95°55′35″W / 30.05889°N 95.92639°W / 30.05889; -95.92639
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Waller, Harris
 • Total 2.07 sq mi (5.35 km2)
 • Land 2.06 sq mi (5.34 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,326
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (430/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 77484
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-76228[1]
GNIS feature ID 1349400[2]
Website www.wallertexas.com

Waller is a city in Texas, United States, partly in Waller County and partly in Harris County within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The population was 2,326 at the 2010 census.[3] The Waller area is located along U.S. Highway 290 (Northwest Freeway) 41 miles (66 km) northwest of Downtown Houston.


Waller is located at 30°3′32″N 95°55′35″W / 30.05889°N 95.92639°W / 30.05889; -95.92639 (30.058752, -95.926336).[4] Most land development within Waller is located near the historic town center. However, businesses oriented toward travelers are beginning to locate along the U.S. Highway 290 corridor.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.22%, is water.[5]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waller has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 715
1960 900 25.9%
1970 1,123 24.8%
1980 1,241 10.5%
1990 1,493 20.3%
2000 2,092 40.1%
2010 2,326 11.2%
Est. 2015 2,522 [7] 8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,092 people, 768 households, and 530 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,401.1 people per square mile (542.1/km²). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 563.9 per square mile (218.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.20% White, 21.70% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 9.89% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.17% of the population.

There were 768 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,162, and the median income for a family was $42,569. Males had a median income of $30,337 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,860. About 14.3% of families and 18.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.9% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Waller is the current residence of Daniel Johnston, cult singer-songwriter.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service Waller Post Office is located at 40090 U.S. Highway 290 Business.[9]


Skydive Houston Airport is located south of Waller in unincorporated Waller County.


The Waller Times is the only newspaper in Waller and is located at 2323 Main Street and at www.thewallertimes.com.


Waller is served by the award-winning Waller Independent School District.

Schools serving the city of Waller include:

  • Waller High School (unincorporated Harris County)
  • Waller Junior High School (Waller)
  • Wayne C. Schultz Junior High School (unincorporated Harris County)
  • I. T. Holleman Elementary School (Waller)
  • Roberts Road Elementary School (Hockley)
  • Turlington Elementary School (unincorporated Harris County)
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Fields Store Elementary

Notable people[edit]

  • Daniel Johnston, musician
  • Clint Cannon-Professional Rodeo Cowboy/ Bareback rider, (PRCA), 2003 PRCA Rookie of the year, Winner of Rodeo Houston 2 times 2009 & 2011, Winner of the Calgary stampede 2009, Competed in the National Finals Rodeo ( Las Vegas Nv.) NFR Qualifications: 5 (2009–11, 2013, 2015), has had two movies made about his life F. Lafonte/ Paris Fr.. Numerous appearances on TV including TV commercials both local and international (British Airways and Reliant Energy), and regular local TV appearances as a Rodeo super star. Also played college football, fullback for Stephan F Austin and Texas A&M Commerce.[10] ... A highly recruited football player out of high school, Cannon played fullback at NCAA Division I-AA Stephen F. Austin University for two years before transferring to Division II Texas A&M Commerce .. .Father, Jay, competed in rodeo for more than 20 years and is a PRCA Gold Card member, Cannon was among the subjects of a 2007 French documentary film Ballade Pour Un Cowboy (Ballad of a Cowboy). He is the central figure in another documentary by French film makers Cedric Deloche and Frederic Laffont, due to be released in 2010…Featured in a British Airways commercial in 2009 ... Featured in April 2011 edition of Cowboys & Indians magazine.


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