Hempstead is located in southeast Texas. Hempstead is part of Waller County. Hempstead has 5.54 square miles of land area and 0.01 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Hempstead population is 6,197, which has grown 32.10% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 25.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Hempstead median household income is $35,170 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 45.96% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 31.68% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Hempstead median house value is $72,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 0.84% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 59.27% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Hempstead is worse than the state average in quality. The Hempstead area code is 979.