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Population (year 2000): 113,726. Estimated population in July 2005: 120,465 (+5.9% change)
Males: 54,295 (47.7%), Females: 59,431 (52.3%)

McLennan County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 27.9 years
Median household income: $26,264 (year 2000)
Median house value: $53,300 (year 2000)

Waco, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Waco:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.1%)
  • Hispanic (23.6%)
  • Black (22.6%)
  • Other race (12.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (9.2%), English (6.4%), Irish (6.0%), United States (5.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), French (1.5%).Texas forum

Land area: 84.2 square miles

Waco,

For population 25 years and over in Waco

  • High school or higher: 71.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waco city

  • Never married: 33.2%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

8.4% Foreign born (6.9% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +9,569 (+9.2%).

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Arlington, (79.8 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (90.0 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hills, TX (2.1 miles Beverly TX Bellmead, (5.1 miles TX (5.7 miles Woodway, TX (6.1 miles Robinson, TX (6.2 miles Lacy-Lakeview, TX Hewitt, (7.3 miles TX Lorena, (12.3 miles TX (12.6 miles Ross,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 129 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 1997: 122 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 1998: 184 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1999: 202 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2000: 201 buildings, average cost: $157,800
  • 2001: 294 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2002: 277 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2003: 311 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2004: 416 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2005: 512 buildings, average cost: $150,700

Latitude: 31.55 N, Longitude: 97.16 W

Area code: 254

Waco, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.6%), Manufacturing (13.8%), Retail trade (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +27,578 (+24.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 36,274 (81.4%)

Crime in Waco by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 12 13 7 14 14 17
    per 100,000 10.6 11.4 6.2 12.3 12.3 14.9
Rapes 93 122 100 58 40 43
    per 100,000 81.8 107.3 87.9 51.0 35.2 37.8
Robberies 258 231 269 277 215 240
    per 100,000 226.9 203.1 236.5 243.6 189.1 211.0
Assaults 675 572 527 596 540 556
    per 100,000 593.5 503.0 463.4 524.1 474.8 488.9
Burglaries 1,871 1,515 1,875 2,197 2,176 2,167
    per 100,000 1645.2 1332.1 1648.7 1931.8 1913.4 1905.5
Thefts 5,858 5,935 6,787 7,143 5,990 6,486
    per 100,000 5151.0 5218.7 5967.9 6280.9 5267.0 5703.2
Auto thefts 1,022 946 796 716 607 550
    per 100,000 898.7 831.8 699.9 629.6 533.7 483.6
623.1 584.4 615.1 647.4 565.4 591.4

Average climate in Waco, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Waco,

Waco-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1953, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the Waco city center killed 114 people and injured 597 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1973, a category 5 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center .

Birthplace of: Doris Miller, Jennifer Love Hewitt - movie and television actress, Arthur Rhodes - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cleveland Indians, born: Oct 24, 1969), Derrick Johnson - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Nov 22, 1982), Dominic Rhodes - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Jan 17, 1979), Lance Berkman - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Houston Astros, born: Feb 10, 1976), Texas Guinan - (1884-1933), bootlegger, actress, musician, Carl Sims - College basketball player (Baylor Bears), DeMarques James - College basketball player (Texas Arlington Mavericks), Jerry Hunt - (born 1943), gay composer.

Main business address for: CENTRAL FREIGHT LINES INC (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)), TRANSDIGM INC (AIRCRAFT PART & AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, NEC), FIRSTCITY FINANCIAL CORP (SHORT-TERM BUSINESS CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), TRANSDIGM HOLDING CO (AIRCRAFT PART & AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Waco:
  • DE PAUL CENTER (301 LONDONBERRY DR)
  • HILLCREST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER (3000 HERRING)
  • PROVIDENCE HEALTH CENTER (6901 MEDICAL PARKWAY PO BOX 2589 78702)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waco:
  • WACO REGIONAL (about 6 miles; WACO, TX; ID: ACT)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 33 miles; TEMPLE, TX; ID: TPL)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 49 miles; KILLEEN, TX; ID: ILE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waco:
  • TSTC WACO (about 9 miles; WACO, TX; ID: CNW)
  • WINGS FOR CHRIST INTL FLIGHT ACADEMY (about 11 miles; WACO, TX; ID: 73F)
  • MC GREGOR EXECUTIVE (about 12 miles; WACO, TX; ID: PWG)

Amtrak station near Waco:
  • 19 miles: MCGREGOR (1 AMTRAK BLVD.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 32 $96,453 $36,169 17 $15,728
Other and Unallocable 58 $157,150 $32,513 0 $0
Financial Administration 64 $198,698 $37,255 5 $2,453
Other Government Administration 38 $166,096 $52,451 29 $21,757
Judicial and Legal 23 $84,480 $44,076 1 $1,590
Fire - Other 17 $83,634 $59,035 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 228 $1,087,492 $57,236 0 $0
Police - Other 72 $211,470 $35,245 8 $9,717
Firefighters 162 $608,538 $45,076 0 $0
Airports 10 $24,617 $29,540 4 $4,745
Water Supply 71 $219,368 $37,076 1 $742
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0 $0   19 $2,867
Parks and Recreation 174 $405,740 $27,982 51 $50,043
Sewerage 68 $206,969 $36,523 0 $0
Streets and Highways 103 $243,480 $28,366 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 64 $155,292 $29,117 0 $0
Health 62 $178,468 $34,542 12 $17,329
Totals for Government 1246 $4,127,945 $39,755 147 $126,971
Colleges/Universities in Waco:
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 13,183; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.baylor.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 3,658; Location: 1400 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.mcc.cc.tx.us)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (FT enrollment: 3,218; Location: 3801 CAMPUS DR; Public; Website: www.tstc.edu)
  • VOGUE COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY 8 (Location: 3120-3122 FRANKLIN AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-SYSTEM (Location: 3801 CAMPUS DR BLDG 32-1; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Waco:
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 35 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 41 miles; BELTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,257)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 55 miles; KILLEEN, TX; FT enrollment: 6,777)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 61 miles; CORSICANA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,842)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (about 81 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; FT enrollment: 15,467)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 82 miles; FT WORTH, TX; FT enrollment: 2,403)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; FT WORTH, TX; FT enrollment: 15,454)
Public high schools in Waco:
  • WACO H S (Students: 1,952; Location: 2020 N 42ND ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MIDWAY H S (Students: 1,868; Location: 1205 FOUNDATION DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CONNALLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 710; Location: 900 N LACY DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LA VEGA H S (Students: 658; Location: 555 N LOOP 340; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • A J MOORE ACAD (Students: 653; Location: 500 N UNIV PARKS; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • STARS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 3320 W WACO DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • OPPORTUNITY LEARNING CTR (Students: 12; Location: 6301 SYLVIA ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SUCCESS PROGRAM (Students: 12; Location: 901 MAXFIELD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RBEC OPPORTUNITY LEARNING CENTER (Students: 11; Location: PO BOX 1970; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Waco:
  • VANGUARD COLLEGE PREPARATORY (Students: 238; Location: 2517 MT CARMEL; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • REICHER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 2102 NORTH 23RD STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • PARKVIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 216; Location: 3315 NORTH 15A; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WACO COVENANT ACADEMY (Students: 97; Location: 2433 N 43RD ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Waco:
  • UNIVERSITY H S (Students: 1,163; Location: 2600 BAGBY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MIDWAY MIDDLE (Students: 998; Location: 1205 FOUNDATION DR; Grades: 06 - 10)
  • MIDWAY INT (Students: 876; Location: 1205 FOUNDATION DR; Grades: 05 - 12)
  • CARVER ACAD (Students: 646; Location: 1601 J J FLEWELLEN RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LAKE AIR MIDDLE (Students: 604; Location: 4601 COBBS DR; Grades: 06 - 10)
  • BELL'S HILL EL (Students: 596; Location: 2125 CLEVELAND AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CRESTVIEW EL (Students: 586; Location: 1120 N NEW RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LA VEGA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL H P MI (Students: 585; Location: 508 E LOOP 340; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • CEDAR RIDGE EL (Students: 572; Location: 2115 MERIDIAN AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LA VEGA PRI (Students: 558; Location: 900 ASHLEMAN; Grades: PK - 01)
Private primary/middle schools in Waco:
  • ST LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 2208 N 23RD STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WACO MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 1920 COLUMBUS AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST PAULS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 517 COLUMBUS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MARY ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 1301 WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ALBANS MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 321 NORTH 30TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 87; Location: 6125 BOSQUE BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FIRST BAPTIST WOODWAY EARLY (Students: 85; Location: 401 WOODFALL DR.; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Waco:
  • WACO-MCLENNAN COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,411,214; Location: 1717 AUSTIN AVE; 244,706 books; 5,875 audio materials; 6,459 video materials; 780 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Waco: Avon Park (A), Potts Interchange (B), Ridgewood Country Club (C), Heart O' Texas Fairground (D), Texas Highway Department (E), Veterans Administration Hospital Historic District (F), Madison Cooper House (G), Helen Marie Taylor Museum (H), Rotan-Dossett House (I), John Wesley Mann House (J), Waco State Home (K), Hippodrome (L), Historic Waco Foundation (M), Praetorian Building (N), The Helen Marie Taylor Museum (O), The Earle Harrison House (P), Texas Sports Hall of Fame (Q), Texas Scottish Rite Museum (R), Texas Scottish Rite Library (S), Art Center of Waco (T).

Shopping Centers: Lake Air Shopping Center (1), Richland Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Waco include: El Calvario Presbyterian Church (A), Abundant New Life Assembly of God Church (B), Adams Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (D), Pleasant Olive Baptist Church (E), Central Baptist Church (F), Central Church (G), Central Presbyterian Church (H).

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Rosemound Cemetery (2), Restland Cemetery (3), Oakwood Cemetery (4), Concord Cemetery (5), McLennan Cemetery (6), Jacob-Sholom Cemetery (7).

Reservoirs: Lake Brazos (A), Lake Robinhood (B), Waco Lake (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hog Creek (A), Marlin Branch (B), White Rock Creek (C), Landon Branch (D), Live Oak Creek (E), Speegleville Creek (F), Spring Branch (G), Tennant Branch (H), Bosque River (I).

Parks in Waco include: Buena Vista Park (1), Heart O Texas Coliseum (2), Kathy Ball Park (3), Kiwanis Field (4), Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex (5), Doris D Miller Park (6), Cameron Park (7), Baylor Ball Park (8), Baylor Ballpark (9).


Waco compared to Texas state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Waco:
  • KRZI (1580 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KWTX (1230 AM; 1 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBW (1010 AM; 10 kW; WACO-MARLIN, TX; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING OF TEXAS)
  • KRZX (1660 AM; 10 kW; WACO, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Waco:
  • KBCT (94.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: KENNELWOOD BCST/G COMPANY, INC.)
  • WACO-FM (99.9 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWBU-FM (103.3 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KWTX-FM (97.5 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLRK (92.9 FM; MARLIN, TX; Owner: VAN D. GOODALL, JR.)
  • KBGO (95.7 FM; WACO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K221DF (92.1 FM; WACO, ETC., TX; Owner: JAKE E. KING AND JOHN S. LATOUR)
  • KBRQ (102.5 FM; HILLSBORO, TX; Owner: CHASE RADIO PROPERTIES, L.L.C.)
  • KBDE (89.9 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTD (101.7 FM; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
TV broadcast stations around Waco:
  • KWBU-TV (Channel 34; WACO, TX; Owner: BRAZOS VALLEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • KXXV (Channel 25; WACO, TX; Owner: CENTEX TELEVISION LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCEN-TV (Channel 6; TEMPLE, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 6, INC.)
  • KWKT (Channel 44; WACO, TX; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KWTX-TV (Channel 10; WACO, TX; Owner: KWTX-KBTX LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSEX-LP (Channel 57; DALLAS, TX; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)

 

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