McLennan County

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McLennan County, Texas

PO Box 1727
Waco, TX 76703
Phone: (254) 757-5078
Fax: (254) 757-5146
www.co.mclennan.tx.us

In east-central TX, south of Fort Worth; organized Jan 22, 1850 from Milam, Robertson, and Navarro counties. Name Origin: For Neil McLennan (1777-1867), surveyor and pioneer

Area (sq mi):: 1060.23 (land 1041.88; water 18.34) Population per square mile: 215.60
Population 2005: 224,668 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 5.20%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 213,517 (White 64.60%; Black or African American 15.20%; Hispanic or Latino 17.90%; Asian 1.10%; Other 11.50%). Foreign born: 6.10%. Median age: 31.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,174; median household $33,560; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,716-$24,007
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Waco County seat (118,093)
  • Hewitt (12,679)

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