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Waco city, Texas; McLennan County, Texas; Texas; United States

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Waco city, Texas
McLennan County, Texas
Texas
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 138,183 254,607 28,701,845 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 138,183 254,607 28,701,845 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 124,831 234,899 25,146,114 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 10.7% 8.4% 14.1% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 124,805 234,906 25,145,561 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.7%
7.0%
7.1%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.2%
24.7%
25.8%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.7%
14.4%
12.6%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.1%
50.3%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
68.4%
79.9%
78.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
21.2%
14.9%
12.8%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.1%
1.0%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.2%
1.8%
5.2%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
2.1%
2.0%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
32.1%
26.7%
39.6%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
43.0%
55.6%
41.5%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 7,321 15,836 1,482,871 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 11.3% 8.8% 16.9% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X 102,452 11,100,779 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 45.2% 58.0% 62.0% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $107,700 $125,200 $151,500 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,218 $1,291 $1,484 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $450 $475 $481 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $791 $805 $952 $982
Building permits, 2018 X 846 192,878 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 47,675 88,208 9,430,419 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.59 2.68 2.84 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 75.9% 79.9% 83.8% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 24.2% 19.1% 35.3% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 82.4% 84.8% 87.6% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 66.7% 70.1% 76.8% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 80.4% 84.0% 82.8% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 22.9% 22.9% 28.7% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.3% 8.8% 8.0% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
19.5%
17.9%
19.4%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.7% 62.0% 64.2% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 57.6% 58.5% 57.7% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 380,529 D 54,480,811 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,341,081 1,484,099 145,035,130 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,828,178 D 702,603,073 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,025,885 1,634,696 691,242,607 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,154,034 3,223,847 356,116,376 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,958 $13,505 $13,666 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 17.7 19.4 26.1 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $36,004 $46,262 $57,051 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,444 $24,273 $28,985 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
26.8%
17.3%
14.7%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X 5,169 579,1681 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 X 104,732 10,429,9241 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X 3,849,962 526,782,6431 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X 3.2% 1.9%1 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X 16,439 2,399,267 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 8,526 16,570 2,356,748 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 4,218 8,733 1,251,696 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 2,756 5,219 866,678 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,371 3,614 1,070,392 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 5,417 11,957 1,224,845 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 788 1,736 213,590 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 6,833 13,568 2,057,218 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,402.9 226.5 96.3 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 88.96 1,037.10 261,231.71 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 4876000 48309 48 00
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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