Waco, TX

134,422 Population
89 square miles 1,509.9 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.5%
was 0.5%
Ranked 24th Highest in TX
Population Density
1,509.9
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.1%
was 50.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.8%
was 10.8%
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
22.8%
was 23.9%
Ranked 51st Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
12.2%
was 12.8%
Ranked 23rd Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.3
Ranked 13th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
25.9%
was 26.6%
Ranked 51st Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$34,099
was $36,792
Ranked 57th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
53.2
51.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
16.7
was 3.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
528.9
was 403.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,738.6
was 4,250.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
55,801
was 53,911
Ranked 19th Highest in TX
Median Rent
$802
was $781
Ranked 48th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
446
was 490
 
Occupied Housing Units
47,966
was 48,448
 
Homeownership Rate
46.3%
was 47.6%
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
381
was 323
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
626.8
was 605.6
Ranked 49th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.3%
was 17.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
65
was 167
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 43rd Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
8.6
was 9.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
3.5
was 3.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
87.5%
was 91.8%
Ranked 47th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
79.0%
Ranked 25th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 100%
Ranked 15th Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.4%
was 83.7%
Ranked 44th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.1%
was 24.7%
Ranked 44th Highest in TX

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