Waelder, TX Population

Population: 947. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,009 (+6.5% change)
Males: 489 (51.6%), Females: 458 (48.4%)

Gonzales County

Zip code: 78959

Median resident age: 33.5 years
Median household income: $22,381
Median house value: $24,500

Races in Waelder:

  • Hispanic (60.5%)
  • Black (24.5%)
  • Other race (23.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (14.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)

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

Ancestries: German (7.8%), French (3.1%), United States (3.0%), English (1.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Waelder

  • High school or higher: 43.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waelder city

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

15.5% Foreign born (15.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +206 (+27.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Waelder:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Waelder:

  • AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL (about 43 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Abbreviation: AUS)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 64 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
  • SAN ANTONIO INTL (about 82 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SAT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Waelder:

  • GONZALES MUNI (about 17 miles; GONZALES, TX; Abbreviation: T20)
  • SMITHVILLE CRAWFORD MUNI (about 24 miles; SMITHVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: 84R)
  • THE CARTER MEMORIAL (about 25 miles; LULING, TX; Abbreviation: T91)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waelder:

  • SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; SAN MARCOS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 18,822)
  • SAINT EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (about 51 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,503)
  • AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,819)
  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 65 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,511)
  • BLINN COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BRENHAM, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,448)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD (about 82 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,734)
Public primary/middle schools in Waelder:

  • WAELDER H S (Students: 132; Location: 109 N AVE C; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • WAELDER EL (Students: 127; Location: 109 N AVE C; Grades: PK – 05)

Libraries

Library in Waelder:

  • WAELDER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,831; Location: 310 N AVENUE E; 8,600 books; 100 audio materials; 364 video materials; 10 serial subscriptions)