At A Glance

Waco is a vibrant and growing city with plenty of room for more. The Chamber economic development team develops and maintains demographic, business, workforce and development publications for Waco MSA and the 18 cities within its jurisdiction. They also produce custom research as a resource for the community and for companies considering expansion in the Greater Waco area.

See a snapshot of our city below and then continue on to our custom reports page to get more in-depth research data.

Fast Facts & Stats
Waco MSA Population
Employed-Waco MSA
Average Household Income-McLennan County
Average Home Price
  • 20 Public School Systems in McLennan Co.

  • 11 Private Schools

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent: 27.0%

  • Some College No Degree: 20.4%

  • Associate’s Degree: 11.9%

  • Bachelor’s Degree: 15.7%

  • Graduate or Professional Degree: 9.0%

  • College Enrollment (as of Fall 2021): Baylor University (20,626), McLennan CC (7,337), The University Center at MCC (1,263) and Texas State Technical College (6,430)

Access & Location
  • Austin: 90 miles

  • Dallas: 90 miles

  • Fort Worth: 90 miles

  • Houston: 180 miles

  • San Antonio: 185 miles

  • Highways: Interstate-35, U.S. Hwys 77 & 84, State Hwys 6, 31, 164, 317

  • Air: Waco Regional Airport (American), Texas State Technical College Airport, McGregor Executive Airport


Public Services

  • Fire (City of Waco): ISO rating 1; 13 fire stations; 193 firefighters

  • Police (City of Waco): 247 officers

  • Sheriff (McLennan County): 307 peace officers and jailers; 378 total employees


  • Telephone: fiber optics, high capacity digital available

  • Electricity: Visit

  • Natural Gas: ATMOS Energy

  • Water: Source - Lake Waco; Provider - City of Waco

  • Sewer: Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewer System

Why should you locate in Waco?