McLennan County

Business and Economy in Waco, TX

Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in Waco, TX, is $33,147, and check out the following articles to get an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.

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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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    Texas' Top 10 Foods

    Variety is the spice of life for food manufacturers in Texas. Whether they were Texas-born or attracted to Texas's business-friendly landscape and atmosphere, numerous and diverse food products are produced in the Lone Star State. Here is a taste of local Texas flavors.

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    Waco, TX Top Employers

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

Employment Overview

While employment opportunities often play a big part in why people move, a city’s unemployment rate also is a major indicator of an economy’s overall health. Regardless of whether personal employment is a factor, lower unemployment rates often mean a region is better able to attract and retain skilled workers, new industries and retailers. The statistics, here, should provide valuable insight into the health and diversity of Waco’s economy.

Employment Rate in McLennan County, TX

  Employed 96.3%
  Unemployed 3.7%

Occupations in Waco, TX

Employment in Waco, TX

Employment Armed Forces 0%
Employment Civilian Labor Force 58.7%
Employment Not in Labor Force 41.3%
Employment Total in Labor Force 58.7%

Industry in Waco, TX

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 0.6%
Construction 6.3%
Manufacturing 12.4%
Wholesale Trade 2.2%
Retail Trade 12.7%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 3.3%
Information 1.4%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.5%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 7.4%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 26.8%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 11.8%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.7%
Public Administration 3.9%