McLennan County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2022:266,836More data
Estimate 2021:263,714 
Census 2020:260,582More data
Census 2010:234,906More data
Census 2000:213,517More data
Population of the County Seat (Waco)
Census 2020:138,486 
Census 2010:124,805 
Census 2000:113,726 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bellmead city:10,580More data
Beverly Hills city:1,871More data
Bruceville-Eddy city (pt.):1,450More data
Crawford town:913More data
Gholson city:1,239More data
Golinda city (pt.):155More data
Hallsburg city:483More data
Hewitt city:16,431More data
Lacy-Lakeview city:7,293More data
Leroy city:361More data
Lorena city:1,780More data
Mart city (pt.):1,839More data
McGregor city (pt.):5,763More data
Moody city:1,601More data
Riesel city:1,058More data
Robinson city:12,923More data
Ross city:200More data
Valley Mills city (pt.):27More data
Waco city:143,984More data
West city:2,575More data
Woodway city:9,585More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:1,036.7More data
Water Area:23.6More data
Total Area:1,060.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:251.37More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.65More data
Percent Rural:23.35More data
Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:27.6%More data
Race - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.7%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.3%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:54.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:13.8%More data
Age - 2021 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.4%More data
65 and Older:15.0%More data
85 and Older:1.7%More data
Median Age:33.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2021 (BEA):$49,512More data
Total Personal Income - 2021 (BEA):$13,027,403,000More data
Median Household Income - 2021 (Census Bureau):$58,524More data
Poverty - 2021 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:14.7%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:18.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:26.3% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$51,749More data
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$50,313 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$46,902 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,345 
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,606 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2021
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.425000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$26,841,361,515More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$20,565,433,445More data
Total Actual Levy:$87,403,092More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2022:$26,216,031More data
CY 2021:$23,515,434 
CY 2020:$19,921,048 
CY 2019:$18,686,610 
CY 2018:$18,197,657 
Centerline Miles - 2021
IH Highways:39.892More data
US Highways:52.151More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:113.955More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:307.491More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:140.658More data
On-System Subtotal:654.147More data
City Streets:1,185.963More data
Certified County Roads:1,070.075More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:50.738More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,306.776More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,960.923More data
Lane Miles - 2021
IH Highways:239.352More data
US Highways:194.330More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:379.850More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:670.745More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:281.765More data
On-System Subtotal:1,766.042More data
City Streets:2,469.280More data
Certified County Roads:2,141.733More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:101.476More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,712.489More data
County Total:6,478.531More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2021»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «McLennan County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «McLennan County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «McLennan County»

Special Districts in McLennan County.
School Districts in McLennan County.
History of City Tax Rates in McLennan County.

Airports in McLennan County.
Hospitals in McLennan County.
Prisons in McLennan County.