McLennan County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»  «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2021:263,115More data
Census 2020:260,579More 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 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN MCLENNAN COUNTY - 2021 Estimates (Census Bureau)
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:10,575More data
Beverly Hills city:1,876More data
Bruceville-Eddy city (pt.):1,426More data
Crawford town:903More data
Gholson city:1,262More data
Golinda city (pt.):151More data
Hallsburg city:433More data
Hewitt city:16,131More data
Lacy-Lakeview city:7,090More data
Leroy city:354More data
Lorena city:1,791More data
McGregor city (pt.):5,522More data
Mart city (pt.):1,782More data
Moody city:1,411More data
Riesel city:1,071More data
Robinson city:12,755More data
Ross city:251More data
Valley Mills city (pt.):14More data
Waco city:139,594More data
West city:2,557More data
Woodway city:9,474More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
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
2020:251.36More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.65More data
Percent Rural:23.35More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
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
Income
Per Capita Income - 2020 (BEA):$45,772More data
Total Personal Income - 2020 (BEA):$11,888,309,000More data
Median Household Income - 2020 (Census Bureau):$55,148More data
Poverty - 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:20.7%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:85.4% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:25.0% 
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 - 2021:4.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2018:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.9 
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 2021:$23,515,434More data
CY 2020:$19,921,048 
CY 2019:$18,686,610 
CY 2018:$18,197,657 
CY 2017:$17,303,231 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN MCLENNAN COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2020
IH Highways:39.807More data
US Highways:52.051More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:113.789More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:307.501More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:138.630More data
On-System Subtotal:651.778More data
City Streets:1,141.946More data
Certified County Roads:1,069.346More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:50.735More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,262.027More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,913.805More data
Lane Miles - 2020
IH Highways:179.522More data
US Highways:194.357More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:380.217More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:671.171More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:277.709More data
On-System Subtotal:1,702.976More data
City Streets:2,381.184More data
Certified County Roads:2,140.275More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:101.470More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,622.929More data
County Total:6,325.905More data
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2020»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2020»
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.