For population 25 years and over in Waelder:
For population 15 years and over in Waelder city:
103 residents are foreign born (10.6% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $994 (2.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Austin, TX (49.8 miles , pop. 656,562).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (74.9 miles , pop. 1,144,646).
Nearest cities: Flatonia, TX (3.4 miles ), Moulton, TX (3.5 miles ), Gonzales, TX (4.0 miles ), Shiner, TX (4.4 miles ), Luling, TX (4.6 miles ), Smithville, TX (4.8 miles ), Schulenburg, TX (4.8 miles ), Lockhart, TX (5.1 miles ).
Latitude: 29.69 N, Longitude: 97.30 W
Area code: 830
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Crime rate in Waelder detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +206 (+27.8%).
Work and jobs in Waelder: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Waelder, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Waelder-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/28/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Waelder city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 9/20/1967, a category F3 tornado 27.5 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Waelder-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from Waelder center
On 7/20/1991 at 23:38:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/1993 at 15:30:19, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Gonzales County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Sam McVey - Boxer, Lawrence Sampleton - Football player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Waelder:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waelder:
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Public high school in Waelder:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 23.7%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.9% for Black residents, 9.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Waelder compared to Texas state average:
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Religion statistics for Waelder (based on Gonzales County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,587 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,737 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Waelder fatal accident list:
Jul 25, 1993 12:55 AM, Savef, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3
Jun 26, 1985 06:00 PM, No1st, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 23, 1981 01:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Jul 10, 1977 09:45 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Waelder)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.