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 2018:254,607More data
Estimate 2017:251,147 
Estimate 2016:247,649 
Estimate 2015:245,523 
Estimate 2014:243,220 
Estimate 2013:241,477 
Estimate 2012:239,390 
Estimate 2011:237,850 
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:10,715 
Beverly Hills city:1,992 
Bruceville-Eddy city (pt.):1,691 
Crawford town:755 
Gholson city:1,107 
Golinda city (pt.):153 
Hallsburg city:475 
Hewitt city:14,855 
Lacy-Lakeview city:6,693 
Leroy city:345 
Lorena city:1,767 
Mart city (pt.):1,942 
McGregor city (pt.):5,209 
Moody city:1,403 
Riesel city:1,033 
Robinson city:11,784 
Ross city:281 
Valley Mills city (pt.):13 
Waco city:138,183 
West city:2,892 
Woodway city:8,967 
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,037.1More data
Water Area:23.1More data
Total Area:1,060.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:226.50More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.65More data
Percent Rural:23.35More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:26.7%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:79.9%More data
Percent African American Alone:14.9%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.8%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.1%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:55.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:14.0%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 - 2017 (BEA):$39,740More data
Total Personal Income - 2017 (BEA):$9,985,065,000More data
Median Household Income - 2017 (Census Bureau):$47,306More data
Poverty - 2017 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:17.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:22.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:84.0% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:22.9% 
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 - 2018:3.6More data
Unemployment Rate - 2017:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:3.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.1 
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 2018:$18,197,657More data
CY 2017:$17,303,231 
CY 2016:$16,777,302 
CY 2015:$15,999,202 
CY 2014:$15,013,354 
Centerline Miles - 2017
IH Highways:39.803More data
US Highways:52.029More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:113.924More 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:647.707More data
City Streets:1,144.265More data
Certified County Roads:1,068.007More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:50.735More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,263.007More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,910.714More data
Lane Miles - 2017
IH Highways:180.454More data
US Highways:192.249More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:378.443More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:666.949More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:269.277More data
On-System Subtotal:1,687.372More data
City Streets:2,385.937More data
Certified County Roads:2,128.497More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:101.470More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,615.904More data
County Total:6,303.276More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2016»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
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.