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Waller County Counties of Texas

Founded in 1873, Waller County was formed out of two other counties following independence. The county received its name from one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Edwin Waller, which was the first mayor of Austin. Waller county has an estimated population of 43,205 (2016). The county covers over 500 square miles of rolling prairie, with about a fifth of the county being forested.

The largest city in Waller County is Hempstead, and is the county seat as well. Other cities and towns in the county include Brookshire, Pattison, Prairie View, Waller, Pine Island, Fields Store, Monaville, Shiloh, Sunny Side, and parts of Katy.

Many of the residents of Waller County have their profession in the areas of education and health care. The county’s economy also consists of retail trade, manufacturing, and construction. A unique industry in this county is equestrian related businesses, which hints at Waller County’s high count of wild mustangs in the area prior to county formation. Waller County offers abundantly agriculture business and careers in the forest/hardwood timber industry.

The Median Household Income in Waller County was $53,508 in 2016. The Median House Value of homes in this county was $174,062 for 2016.