Statewide Claims to Fame

Waco is 14th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Size in square miles

Waco is 16th in Texas out of 302 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Waco is 20th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Households

Waco is 20th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Housing units

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 127,018 23rd 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 89.0 14th 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,402.9 206th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 7.7% 215th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.7% 307th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 11.3% 192nd 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 75.7% 256th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 21.5% 159th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Race - White 59.2% 334th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 21.5% 57th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 181st 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.8% 134th 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 162nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 133rd 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 29.6% 179th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 45.8% 226th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Female residents 52.1% 83rd 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 11.1% 176th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Housing units 51,452 20th 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 38.0% 26th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 45,062 20th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 46.3% 366th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $89,000 243rd $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 306th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Income per capita $18,185 277th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $31,971 341st $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 30.1% 41st 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Waco Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 7,912 39th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,970,729 23rd $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,068 136th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $287,026 16th $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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