Waller, Texas

Coordinates: 30°3′32″N 95°55′35″W / 30.05889°N 95.92639°W / 30.05889; -95.92639
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Waller, Texas
Waller City Hall
Waller City Hall
Location in Harris County and the state of Texas
Location in Harris County and the state of Texas
Coordinates: 30°3′32″N 95°55′35″W / 30.05889°N 95.92639°W / 30.05889; -95.92639
CountryUnited States
CountiesWaller, Harris
 • Total3.72 sq mi (9.64 km2)
 • Land3.69 sq mi (9.55 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation253 ft (77 m)
 • Total2,682
 • Density946.03/sq mi (365.30/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code936
FIPS code48-76228[3]
GNIS feature ID1349400[2]

Waller is a city in Texas, United States, partly in Waller County and partly in Harris County within the Houston–Cypress metropolitan area. Its population was 2,682 at the 2020 U.S. census.[4] The Waller area is located along U.S. Route 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).[5] 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. Route 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 covered by water.[6]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, Waller has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps.[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
Waller racial composition as of 2020[9]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,133 42.24%
Black or African American (NH) 458 17.08%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 10 0.37%
Asian (NH) 19 0.71%
Some other race (NH) 32 1.19%
Mixed/multiracial (NH) 81 3.02%
Hispanic or Latino 949 35.38%
Total 2,682

As of the 2020 United States census, 2,682 people, 1,024 households, and 789 families resided in the city. The 2019 American Community Survey estimated the city had a population of 3,124,[12] up from 2,326 at the 2010 U.S. census, and 2,092 in 2000. The racial and ethnic makeup in 2019 was 49.4% non-Hispanic white, 15.9% Black or African American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% multiracial, and 32.8% Hispanic and Latin American of any race.[12]

At the census[3] of 2000, 2,092 people, 768 households, and 530 families were residing in the city. The population density was 1,401.1 inhabitants per square mile (541.0/km2). The 842 housing units averaged 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 20.17% of the population.

Of its 768 households, 37.0% had children under 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 not families. About 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city, the population was distributed as 28.9% under 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 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 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.


The Waller Times, the only newspaper in Waller, is located at 2323 Main Street.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The current mayor of Waller is Danny L. Marburger; he has actively served for 33 years.[13]

The United States Postal Service Waller Post Office is located at 40090 U.S. Route 290 Business.[14]


Waller is served by the 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


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

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waller, Texas
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Waller city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Waller city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for Waller, Texas
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved May 23, 2022.
  10. ^ https://www.census.gov/ [not specific enough to verify]
  11. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  12. ^ a b "American Community Survey 2018 Demographic and Housing Estimates". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  13. ^ "The City of Waller Texas - Government".
  14. ^ "Post Office Location - WALLER." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 6, 2008.
  15. ^ Curtin, Kevin. "Austin Songwriting Genius Daniel Johnston Dead at 58". www.austinchronicle.com. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[10][11]

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