Mart, Texas

According to biotionary, Mart, Texas is a small city located in McLennan County, in the Central Texas region of the state. It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city was founded in 1874 and named after William Mart, who served as the postmaster of nearby Waco at the time.

The population of Mart is about 1,400 people, and it has a total area of 2.2 square miles. The city is home to several parks and recreational areas, including West Lake Park and Stribling Park. There are also several local businesses in town, including a grocery store and several restaurants.

The economy of Mart relies heavily on agriculture and livestock production. Cotton farming was once an important industry for the area, but it has since been replaced by other crops such as corn and soybeans. Cattle ranching is also an important economic activity here, with many ranchers raising cattle for both meat and milk production.

Education is important to residents of Mart and there are three public schools located within city limits: Mart Elementary School, which serves grades PreK-5th; Martin Middle School; and Mart High School. The community also supports two private schools: Stribling Christian Academy (K-12th) and West Lake Academy (K-8th).

According to bittranslators, Mart is known for its annual rodeo event held in early June each year at the McLennan County Expo Center just outside of town. Residents come out to watch barrel racing events as well as bull riding competitions during this popular event that draws people from all over Central Texas to enjoy some good old fashioned rodeo fun!

The city also hosts an annual “Christmas on Main Street” celebration each December that features a parade down Main Street with Santa Claus leading the way! This festive event includes music performances from local school choirs as well as food vendors selling delicious treats like hot cocoa and cookies for all to enjoy!

Mart’s small-town charm makes it an attractive place for those looking for a peaceful place to call home or just visit for a weekend getaway away from the hustle and bustle of big cities like Dallas or Houston nearby. With its rich history, friendly people, great recreational activities nearby, thriving economy based on agriculture production, strong educational system with two private schools available in town – there’s no wonder why so many people call Mart home.

Mart, Texas

Population: 2,273. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,531 (+11.4% change)
Males: 1,047 (46.1%), Females: 1,226 (53.9%)

McLennan County

Zip code: 76664

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $26,603
Median house value: $34,600

Races in Mart:

  • White Non-Hispanic (65.6%)
  • Black (27.5%)
  • Hispanic (5.8%)
  • Other race (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.0%), United States (8.4%), Irish (7.1%), English (6.4%), French (2.0%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%).

Elevation: 533 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Mart

  • High school or higher: 66.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mart city

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +231 (+11.3%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Mart:

  • DE PAUL CENTER (about 22 miles; WACO, TX)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mart:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 27 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 67 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)

Other public-use airports nearest to Mart:

  • WINGS FOR CHRIST INTL FLIGHT ACADEMY (about 14 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: 73F)
  • MARLIN (about 15 miles; MARLIN, TX; Abbreviation: T15)
  • TSTC WACO (about 18 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: CNW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mart:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 19 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 48 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 56 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; COLLEGE STATION, TX; Full-time enrollment: 41,117)


Public high schools in Mart:

  • MART H S (Students: 197; Location: 700 NAVARRO; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • OPPORTUNITY LEARNING CTR (Students: 5; Location: 700 NAVARRO; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Mart:

  • MCLENNAN CO STATE JUVENILE CORRECT (Students: 352; Location: 116 BURLESON RD; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • MART EL (Students: 250; Location: 700 NAVARRO; Grades: PK – 04)
  • MART MIDDLE (Students: 201; Location: 1400 E KENSINGTON; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • MCLENNAN CO ST JUVENILE CORRECTION (Students: 32; Location: 116 BURLESON RD; Grades: 05 – 12)