Waco, TX Population

Population: 113,726. Estimated population in July 2020: 120,465 (+5.9% change)
Males: 54,295 (47.7%), Females: 59,431 (52.3%)

McLennan County

Zip codes: 76701, 76704, 76705, 76706, 76707, 76708, 76710, 76711, 76798.

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

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%).

Land area: 84.2 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waco:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 6 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 33 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 49 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waco:

  • TSTC WACO (about 9 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: CNW)
  • WINGS FOR CHRIST INTL FLIGHT ACADEMY (about 11 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: 73F)
  • MC GREGOR EXECUTIVE (about 12 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 3,658; Location: 1400 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.mcc.cc.tx.us)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (Full-time 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; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 55 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 61 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (about 81 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,467)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 82 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,403)
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)

 

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