Waco Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Waco Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
139,236

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.5%
5 - 17:
16.3%
18 - 24:
20.3%
25 - 34:
13.8%
35 - 54:
20.3%
55 - 64:
9.5%
Over 65 Years:
12.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
14.0%
14.0%
High School Graduates
81.6%
81.6%
College Graduated
24.9%
24.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Waco
$22,461
$22,461
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Waco
$40,190
$40,190
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
26.2%

Employment Industries in Waco

 
Healthcare
13.7%
13.7%
Education
13.5%
13.5%
Retail
12.7%
12.7%
Manufacturing
10.8%
10.8%
Accommodation
10.0%
10.0%
Construction
6.7%
6.7%
Other
5.6%
5.6%
Administration
4.3%
4.3%
Public Service
4.2%
4.2%
Finance
3.7%
3.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
3.3%
3.3%
Transportation
2.9%
2.9%
Wholesale
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
43.3%
43.3%
Black Or African American
20.8%
20.8%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
2.0%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.7%
1.7%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
32.0%
32.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
10.1%
10.1%
Irish
7.3%
7.3%
English
5.7%
5.7%
Italian
1.9%
1.9%
French
1.6%
1.6%
Scottish
1.5%
1.5%
Czech
1.4%
1.4%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Polish
1.0%
1.0%
Scots-Irish
0.9%
0.9%
African
0.7%
0.7%
Dutch
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.5%
0.5%
Swedish
0.5%
0.5%
Welsh
0.4%
0.4%
Nigerian
0.3%
0.3%
Scandinavian
0.2%
0.2%
Lebanese
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
76.1%
76.1%
Spanish
21.2%
21.2%
Korean
0.4%
0.4%
Chinese
0.4%
0.4%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
African languages
0.2%
0.2%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Urdu
0.1%
0.1%
Vietnamese
0.1%
0.1%
Langs. of India
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Persian
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.0%
0.0%
Laotian
0.0%
0.0%
Japanese
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Waco Residents:
10.6%