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Waco, TX: What you need to know

Waco, located on the banks of the Brazos River and between the cities of Dallas and Austin, offers a variety of historic sites, museums and recreation opportunities. Famous as the home of Dr. Pepper, and now home to the Dr. Pepper Museum, Waco acts as the seat of McLellan County and boasts one of the nation's lowest costs of living.  


Waco, TX City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 129,193
Median Age 29
Median Household Income $33,147
Median Home Price $96,500
Walkscore 33

Things To Do in Waco, TX

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Business in Waco, TX

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    Why Waco, TX is a Great Place to Do Business

    A large list of successful businesses has helped the city's growth and success.

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    Waco, TX Top Employers

    Employment options in Waco cover a broad spectrum of industries, including, education, health care and agribusiness.

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Waco, TX Demographics

Median Population in Waco, TX

Median Age 28.7%
Age 18 Over 75.4%
Age 21 Over 65.7%
Age 62 Over 13.7%
Age 65 Over 11.3%

Race in Waco, TX

  Ethnicity White 69.2%
  Ethnicity Black 21%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 31.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 5%

Population By Gender in Waco, TX

  Male 48.6%
  Female 51.4%

Language in Waco, TX

  English Only 74.9%
  English Other 25.1%

Economics in Waco, TX

  Median Household Income $33,147
  Median Home Price $96,500
  Homes Owned 54%
  Homes Rent 46%
  Median Property Rent $743

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Commute Types in Waco, TX

  Walked 2.5%
  Worked at Home 3.1%
  Public Transportation 0.8%
  Other Means 1%
  Drove Alone 80.6%
  Carpooled 12%

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