Waco, Texas 

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+8.0% since 2020

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3.8 / 7.6

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Best Places to Live in Waco, Texas

Waco, Texas is a vibrant city located in Central Texas. Here locals and visitors alike can enjoy plenty of activities from visiting the historic Magnolia Market, participating in one of the many festivals throughout the year, or simply exploring the downtown area. With its excellent schools, thriving businesses and plenty of recreational opportunities it's no wonder why so many people choose to make Waco their home. There are also numerous dining options, shopping centers and entertainment venues available for those looking for some fun! Small city / college town - East-central Texas along I-35, 100 miles south of Dallas.
State: Texas
County: McLennan County
Metro Area: Waco Metro Area
City: Waco
Zip Codes: 76706 76708 76712 76710 76707 76711 76704 76701 76798
Cost of Living: -21.1% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 501 ft above sea level

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Waco, Tx Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Low educational attainment
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What Bert Has To Say About Waco Metro Area

The typically-Texas small city of Waco is an important commercial and transportation hub with an added college presence. The economic base consists of small to mid-sized manufacturers in a variety of industries and a strong agricultural presence with ranching, poultry, and cotton. Another principal employer, Baylor University, brings 15,000 students and some college-town amenities. However, educational attainment is unusually low for a college town.


The unemployment rate in Waco is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Waco jobs have increased by 1.1%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Waco's cost of living is 21.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Waco's Cost of Living

October, April and May are the most pleasant months in Waco, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, McLennan county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.8% to 37.5%. More Voting Stats

Waco's population is 136,800 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 17.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Waco is Real Estate: $208,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 17.7%.

Waco public schools spend $10,028 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.6 students per teacher in Waco. More Education

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Housing Market in Waco

It's a good time to buy in Waco. Home Appreciation is up 17.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Waco is $208,800.
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Reviews for Waco   20 Reviews
Avoid this place - 9/6/2021
This town is a nightmare for all nearby towns or people passing through. Expect to add an hour to your trip if you're passing through. Traffic. Traffic traffic.... Read More

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Waco Texas.. The Place To Be!! - 9/2/2020
Best city in Texas when you count traffic, housing cost, eateries, Baylor Bear sports, largest urban lake in Texas, Texas Rangers Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of... Read More

Bald Eagle gets no love from COW.soon displaced! - 10/13/2018
i was raised in waco tx and recently moved to country to get away from the drama and crime associated w living in waco.But it seems now the city of Waco has purchased... Read More

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