Waller County, Texas

Upper Texas Gulf Coast | Brazos River Bottom

Waller County, Texas

Waller County is located in South Central Texas near Houston on rolling prairie that drains to the Brazos. Land features alluvial soils and 20 percent forested land. Local economy consists of agribusiness, education, equine-related business, and is part of the Houston metro area.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $2.2M
Lowest Price $250K
Highest Price $19.5M
Total Listings 157
Avg. Days On Market 209
Avg. Price/SQFT $852

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Where is Waller County, Texas?

  • Waller County is in the lower coastal plain of southeast Texas. The center of the county lies at 29°11' north latitude and 96° 01' west longitude. Hempstead, the county's seat of government and largest city, is twenty-five miles northwest of Houston. The county covers 514 square miles of land, from the rolling timbered area in the northern part of the county to the coastal prairie in the south, where marsh and bunch grasses grow. The Brazos River defines the county's western boundary and is the area's most important stream, but the county is also crossed by a number of creeks, including Clear, Spring, Walnut, Brushy, Pond, Birch, Mound, Besser, Iron, and Cedar creeks; Hubbard Springs provides mineral waters.
  • As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,205. The county was named for Edwin Waller, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first mayor of Austin. Waller County is included in the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home of the Prairie View A&M University.

Adjacent Counties

  • Grimes County (north)
  • Montgomery County (northeast)
  • Harris County (east)
  • Fort Bend County (south)
  • Austin County (west)
  • Washington County (northwest)

Sites and Attractions in Waller County 

  • Stephen F. Austin State Park is a state park in Texas, United States and is located in San Felipe, Austin County, west of Houston on the Brazos River. The 663.3 acres that makes up the site was deeded to the state by the San Felipe de Austin Corporation in 1940, and the park was opened to the public the same year. 
  • The John Fairey Garden, formerly known as the Peckerwood Garden, is a forty acre Garden Conservancy and ArbNet certified garden located in Hempstead, Texas in the United States, founded by John G. Fairey.
  • Hempstead hosts a watermelon festival in July, and the Waller County Festival is held in October.

Farming and Ranching in Waller County 

  • Temperatures range from an average low of 41° F in January to an average high of 95° in July. The average annual precipitation is forty-two inches, and the average growing season lasts 288 days. The economy of Waller County revolves primarily around farming, cattle, and forest products. Mineral resources include oil and gas, salt domes, shell, gypsum, sulphur, sand, gravel, and brick clay. Waller County is served by U.S. Highway 290, State Highway 6, the Union Pacific Railroad, and three airports.
  • In 2002 the county had 1,453 farms and ranches covering 277,000 acres, 45 percent of which were devoted to pasture, 45 percent to crops, and 6 percent to woodlands. In that year Waller County farmers and ranchers earned $37,884,000, with crop sales accounting for $21,935,000 of that total. Cattle, rice, nursery crops, aquaculture, corn, hogs, poultry, horses, goats, hay, and watermelons were the chief agricultural products. More than 274,000 cubic feet of pinewood and almost 5,000 cubic feet of hardwood were harvested in the county in 2003.
 

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