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McLennan County, Texas

76701, 76706, 76707, 76708, 76710

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Page Contents for Waco, Texas

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Waco is approximately 116,419 (2003), 124805 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 45,819 (2000), 46402 (2010).
The amount of land area in Waco is 196.302 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Waco is 85 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 29.295 sq kilometers.
The distance from Waco to Washington DC is 1280 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 93 miles. (as the crow flies)
Waco is positioned 31.56 degrees north of the equator and 97.18 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Waco elevation is 427 feet above sea level.
Waco per capita income is $ 14,584 (2000).
Waco median income is $ 27,955 (2005).
The Waco median home price is $ 76,000 (2005).
Waco average annual rainfall is 33.33 inches per year
Waco average annual humidity is 68
Waco average temperature is 67.2 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (December) 38.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (July) 96.4 degrees F.


in east-central Texas about 90 miles south of Dallas and 90 miles north of Austin. Other nearby communities include Beverly Hills, Bellmead, Woodway, Robinson, Lacy-Lakeview, Hewitt, Lorena and Ross.

Here is a map page for Waco.
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sub-tropical. For the current weather in the Waco area, go to this weather page.
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History & History Related Items

Great historical information can be found on this history page

The old Waco Suspension Bridge was completed in 1870. At the time it was the longest single span Suspension Bridge in the world, until the Brooklyn Bridge in New York was completed. Also the man who supplied steel for the Brooklyn Bridge also supplied steel for the Waco Bridge. The bridge is 475 feet long. It was also the first bridge to cross the Brazos in the whole state of Texas. The Alico building was a beautiful building completed in 1928 was one of the only buildings in the whole south west to have it's own water supply. They did this by tapping a well. In 1954 a tornado whisked through downtown Waco and the Alico was one of the only buildings to survive it. It a pink color. With a large United States flag flying above its roof. It has huge red letters that spell out the name Alico. The building is 303 feet tall and is, till this day, still Waco's tallest building. Baylor University makes up an important part of the Waco community.

Waco, Texas was named for a tribe of Native Americans that lived in that area. The original spelling of that tribe was Hueco.

The Waco History project has links to many aspects of Waco history. Very informative and interesting historical site.
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The founding of Waco


The incorporation of Waco



Official Site of the Waco Texas Visitor's and Convention Center
Phone: (254) 750-5810 or 800-321-9226

Cameron Park Zoo
1701 North 4th Street
Waco, Texas 76707
Phone: (254) 750-8400

Lake Waco has over 60 miles of shoreline

Dr. Pepper Museum
300 South 5th Street
Waco, TX 96701
Phone: 254-757-1025

The Waco Symphony
P.O. Box 1201
Waco, TX 76703
Phone: 254-754-0851
Fax: 254-752-8611

Texas Sports Hall of Fame
1108 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706
Phone: (254) 756-1633

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum
I-35 and University Parks Drive
100 Texas Ranger Trail
Waco, TX 76706

Waco Suspension Bridge and River Walk
at University Parks Dr. between Franklin Ave and Washington Ave.
When built in 1870, it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi River. Waco Tourist Information Center
Phone: 254-750-8696
Toll-free: 800-WACO-FUN

Martin Museum of Art
at Baylor University
Phone: 800-BAYLOR-U
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Waco City Government

City of Waco
P.O. Box 2570
300 Austin Ave.
Waco, TX 76702
Phone: 254-750-5600

Waco has a Council/Manager type of government

Waco Chamber

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
101 S. University Parks Dr.
P.O. Box 1220
Waco, Texas 76703-1220
Phone: 254-752-6551
Fax: 254-752-6618

Waco Organizations

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
101 S. University Parks Dr.
P.O. Box 1220
Waco, Texas 76703-1220
Phone: 254-752-6551
Fax: 254-752-6618

Waco Libraries

Waco-McLennan County Library
1717 Austin Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: 254-750-5941

Armstrong Browning Library
at Baylor University
dedicated to the works and lives of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Most notable are 60 stained glass windows that portray passages from their poetry.
One Bear Place #97152
Waco, TX 76798
Phone: 254-710-3566

Waco Schools

K-12 Waco Independent School District
501 Franklin Ave.
Waco, Texas 76701


Baylor University, The Baylor Bears
University Parks Drive
Phone: (254) 755-1011

Texas State Technical College
3801 Campus Drive
Waco, Texas
Phone: (254) 867-3371 or 1-800-792-8784

McLennan Community College
1400 College Drive
Waco, Texas 76708
Phone: (254) 750-3MCC
MCC is located on nearly 200 acres in northwest Waco. Waco


The population of Waco was:
1990 - 104,706
2000 - 113,726
2003 - 116,419
2006 - 121,496
Median age:
2000 - 27.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 26,264
2005 - $ 27,955

Median house value:
2000 - $ 53,300
2005 - $ 76,000

Waco is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time for a portion of the year.

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