McLennan County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:268,583More data
Estimate 2022:266,162 
Estimate 2021:263,721 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.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 
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:10,620More data
Beverly Hills city:1,867More data
Bruceville-Eddy city (pt.):1,454More data
Crawford town:925More data
Gholson city:1,229More data
Golinda city (pt.):158More data
Hallsburg city:444More data
Hewitt city:16,691More data
Lacy-Lakeview city:7,309More data
Leroy city:360More data
Lorena city:1,803More data
Mart city (pt.):1,841More data
McGregor city (pt.):5,979More data
Moody city:1,618More data
Riesel city:1,062More data
Robinson city:12,987More data
Ross city:204More data
Valley Mills city (pt.):28More data
Waco city:144,816More data
West city:2,586More data
Woodway city:9,680More 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
2020:251.36More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:75.98More data
Percent Rural:24.02More data
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:27.6%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.6%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.9%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.4%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:54.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:13.8%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:23.8%More data
65 and Older:15.2%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:33.5More data
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$50,284More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$13,417,604,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$63,160More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:16.0%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:19.3%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment 🗗»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:86.9% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:26.9% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2023:$56,594More data
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$54,284 
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$51,749 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$50,313 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$46,902 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:3.7More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:3.6 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:6.2 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.3 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.376355More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$33,283,149,519More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$24,006,154,845More data
Total Actual Levy:$90,348,364More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$27,112,530More data
CY 2022:$26,216,031 
CY 2021:$23,515,434 
CY 2020:$19,921,048 
CY 2019:$18,686,610 
Centerline Miles - 2022
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:1,182.800More data
Certified County Roads:1,071.920More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:50.738More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,305.458More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,959.605More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:239.352More data
US Highways:194.330More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:377.046More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:673.113More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:281.765More data
On-System Subtotal:1,765.606More data
City Streets:2,467.128More data
Certified County Roads:2,145.423More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:101.476More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,714.027More data
County Total:6,479.633More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017 🗗»     «2017 County Profile 🗗»
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.