McLennan County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:256,623More data
Estimate 2018:254,196 
Estimate 2017:251,631 
Estimate 2016:247,553 
Estimate 2015:245,444 
Estimate 2014:243,166 
Estimate 2013:241,443 
Estimate 2012:239,368 
Estimate 2011:237,852 
Census 2010:234,906More data
Census 2000:213,517More data
Population of the County Seat (Waco)
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:10,744More data
Beverly Hills city:1,987More data
Bruceville-Eddy city (pt.):1,693More data
Crawford town:827More data
Gholson city:1,118More data
Golinda city (pt.):162More data
Hallsburg city:468More data
Hewitt city:14,937More data
Lacy-Lakeview city:6,721More data
Leroy city:346More data
Lorena city:1,755More data
Mart city (pt.):1,961More data
McGregor city (pt.):5,331More data
Moody city:1,420More data
Riesel city:1,037More data
Robinson city:11,926More data
Ross city:284More data
Valley Mills city (pt.):13More data
Waco city:139,236More data
West city:2,986More data
Woodway city:9,024More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,036.7More data
Water Area:23.6More data
Total Area:1,060.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:226.59More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.65More data
Percent Rural:23.35More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.7%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:80.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:15.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.7%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:14.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.7%More data
65 and Older:14.4%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:33.2More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$41,254More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$10,503,574,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$48,858More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:23.4%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:84.3% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:23.7% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$46,345More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$44,606 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,218 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$42,325 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,953 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.1 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.485293More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$22,331,813,272More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$16,942,932,880More data
Total Actual Levy:$0More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$18,686,610More data
CY 2018:$18,197,657 
CY 2017:$17,303,231 
CY 2016:$16,777,302 
CY 2015:$15,999,202 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:39.803More data
US Highways:52.029More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:113.925More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:307.537More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:134.414More data
On-System Subtotal:647.708More data
City Streets:1,144.265More data
Certified County Roads:1,069.300More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:50.735More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,264.300More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,912.008More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:180.454More data
US Highways:192.249More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:378.447More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:666.803More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:269.277More data
On-System Subtotal:1,687.230More data
City Streets:2,385.937More data
Certified County Roads:2,131.083More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:101.470More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,618.490More data
County Total:6,305.720More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «McLennan County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.