Living in Waco, TX

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Waco SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9

Waco, TX Crime Report

5,729
Total Crimes
4,148.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
61.53%
Above National Average

Waco, TX Cost Of Living

85
Waco's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Waco, Texas Info Snack

Waco (/weko/ WAY-koh) is a city which is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is situated along the Brazos River and I-35, halfway between Dallas and Austin. The city had a 2010 population of 124,805, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the state. The US Census 2016 population estimate is 134,432 The Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of McLennan and Falls Counties, which had a 2010 population of 234,906. Falls County was added to the Waco MSA in 2013. The US Census 2016 population estimate for the Waco MSA is 265,207.
Population
133,964
Unemployment
5.4%
Poverty
26.8%
Median Home
$116,600
Median Income
$37,735
Median Rent
$828

Waco, TX Photos

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Rankings for Waco in Texas

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Map Of Waco, TX

Population over time in Waco

Year Population % Change
2017 133,964 1.5%
2016 131,996 1.0%
2015 130,659 1.1%
2014 129,193 1.1%
2013 127,796 1.1%
2012 126,406 1.3%
2011 124,843 1.0%
2010 123,584 1.1%
2009 122,212 -
Crime/100k Waco TX USA
Violent Crime 635.8 410.9 368.9
Murder 2.2 4.6 5.0
Robbery 88.3 98.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 451.9 256.6 246.8
Property Crime 3512.9 2367.2 2199.5
Burglary 864.6 410.8 376.0
Larceny 2410.7 1713.1 1594.6
Car Theft 237.5 243.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Waco

White
42.6% (57,097)
African American
21.2% (28,356)
American Indian
0.1% (155)
Asian
2.1% (2,814)
Hawaiian
0.0% (24)
Other
0.1% (100)
Two Or More
1.5% (2,037)
Hispanic
32.4% (43,381)
Race Waco TX USA
White 42.6% 42.3% 61.1%
African American 21.2% 11.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 2.1% 4.6% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 32.4% 39.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Waco, Texas

Less than $10,000
13.4% (1,799,104)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (890,212)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.4% (1,924,286)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.7% (1,703,196)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.2% (1,900,588)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.0% (2,006,253)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.4% (1,256,557)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.5% (1,138,903)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (383,909)
$200,000 or more
2.9% (393,388)
Income Waco TX USA
Less than $10,000 13.4% 6.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.4% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.7% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.2% 12.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.0% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.5% 14.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 6.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.9% 6.9% 7.0%

Gender in Waco

Female
51.4% (68,818)
Male
48.6% (65,145)
Gender Waco TX USA
Female 51.4% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.6% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Waco for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (12,056)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (14,736)
High School / GED
26.0% (34,830)
Some College
22.0% (29,472)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (10,717)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (20,094)
Master's Degree
6.0% (8,037)
Professional Degree
1.0% (1,339)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (2,679)
Education Waco TX USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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