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Population in 2012: 1,080 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.0%
 

Males: 515  (47.7%)
Females: 565  (52.3%)

Median resident age:  33.9 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 78959.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,497 (it was $22,381 in 2000)
Waelder:

$23,497
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,570

Waelder city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,429 (it was $23,000 in 2000)
Waelder:

$35,429
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $38,055; Detached houses: $42,522; Mobile homes: $30,366

Median gross rent in 2012: $477.

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  • Hispanic - 826 (77.6%)
  • Black alone - 138 (13.0%)
  • White alone - 96 (9.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waelder: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 380 feet

Land area: 1.28 square miles.

Population density: 844 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Waelder:

  • High school or higher: 45.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 27.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waelder city:

  • Never married: 39.7%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

139 residents are foreign born

This city:  11.8%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Waelder, Texas as of August 31, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Waelder to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $917 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $325 (1.1%)

Waelder satellite photo by USGS

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: Thompsonville, TX (2.2 miles) , 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 ).

Latitude: 29.69 N, Longitude: 97.30 W

Area code: 830

Waelder household income distribution Waelder home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Waelder by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.092.00.0
Rapes 000001132
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.0100.397.6276.0184.0
Robberies 210021120
per 100,000 202.0100.60.00.0200.8100.397.6184.00.0
Assaults 201013861
per 100,000 202.00.099.20.0100.4300.9780.5552.092.0
Burglaries 92342781012
per 100,000 909.1201.2297.6392.9200.8702.1780.5920.01104.0
Thefts 731005679
per 100,000 707.1301.899.20.00.0501.5585.4644.0828.0
Auto thefts 201000000
per 100,000 202.00.099.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 000110000
per 100,000 0.00.00.098.2100.40.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.3) 217.658.654.728.698.2249.5355.4687.5287.3

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Crime rate in Waelder detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.68
Texas average:

1.95

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +206 (+27.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (51%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Public administration (1%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Electricians (6%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bus drivers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Birthplace of: Sam McVey - Boxer, Lawrence Sampleton - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Waelder:

  • OAK MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; FLATONIA, TX)
  • SHADY OAK NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOULTON, TX)
  • SHADY OAK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOULTON, TX)

Political contributions by individuals in Waelder, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waelder:

  • Texas State University-San Marcos (about 41 miles; San Marcos, TX; Full-time enrollment: 23,372)
  • Saint Edward's University (about 47 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (about 49 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 46,563)
  • Austin Community College District (about 51 miles; Austin, TX; FT enrollment: 10,815)
  • Blinn College (about 63 miles; Brenham, TX; FT enrollment: 15,363)
  • University of the Incarnate Word (about 72 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 4,013)
  • St Philips College (about 73 miles; San Antonio, TX; FT enrollment: 3,465)

Public high school in Waelder:

  • Waelder School (Students: 264; Location: 201 US HWY 90 W; Grades: EE-12; Our rating: 17)
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Library in Waelder:

  • WAELDER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,888; Location: 310 N AVE E; 7,074 books; 342 audio materials; 445 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Waelder: Waelder Fire Department (A), Gonzales County Emergency Medical Services / Rescue Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Waelder: Saint Patricks Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Gonzales County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.7%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.4% for Black residents, 7.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Waelder, TX

Waelder compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Waelder travel time to work - commute


Waelder mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (49%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (45%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Waelder city (based on Gonzales County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.43%
Here58.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.2%36.1%17.5%3.7%2.1%
Congregations7.3%31.7%29.3%2.4%7.3%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%1.0%0.8%0.1%
Congregations2.4%2.4%7.3%4.9%4.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Gonzales County:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Gonzales County:

6.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Gonzales County:

18.7%
Texas:

15.7%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 13$9,893
Totals for Government 0$0 13$9,893


5.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.44%
Texas average:

8.37%

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:
from Guadalupe County, TX  0.69% ($21,048 average AGI)
from Bexar County, TX  0.48% ($35,862)
from Caldwell County, TX  0.40% ($31,750)


6.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,737 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Texas average:

7.44%

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:
to Guadalupe County, TX  0.88% ($28,056 average AGI)
to Travis County, TX  0.75% ($22,696)
to Bexar County, TX  0.70% ($23,163)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waelder:

  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KQQA (1530 AM; 10 kW; CREEDMOOR, TX; Owner: YELLOW ROSE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSAH (720 AM; 10 kW; UNIVERSAL CITY, TX; Owner: KSAH LICENSING, INC.)
  • KLBJ (590 AM; 5 kW; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KCTI (1450 AM; 1 kW; GONZALES, TX; Owner: GONZALES COMMUNICATIONS A TX LTD PTN)
  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KENS (1160 AM; 25 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: KENS-TV, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTMR (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EDNA, TX; Owner: SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waelder:

  • KROX-FM (101.5 FM; BUDA, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KEYI-FM (103.5 FM; SAN MARCOS, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KVET-FM (98.1 FM; AUSTIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQQT (106.3 FM; GONZALES, TX; Owner: CENTRAL TEXAS RADIO, INC.)
  • KGSR (107.1 FM; BASTROP, TX; Owner: EMMIS AUSTIN RADIO BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KTXM (99.9 FM; HALLETTSVILLE, TX; Owner: LAGRANGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Waelder fatal accident list:

Sep 20, 2011 06:45 AM, Us-90, Lat: 29.68964722, Lon: -97.279375, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
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
  • City Hall (Lat: 29.694389 Lon: -97.298889), Call Sign: KRY992
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.085 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2011, Expiration Date: 02/22/2021
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • MP 126, Mp 126, Gdn Sub, 5.1 Mi E (Lat: 29.679250 Lon: -97.216306), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: KNIZ588
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHz, 160.665 MHz, 160.515 MHz, 160.770 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2005, Expiration Date: 04/05/2015, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W5JDJ, Previous Call Sign: KS0FT, Licensee ID: L01510070
    Grant Date: 04/06/2010, Expiration Date: 04/06/2020, Certifier: Jeremy D Jones
    Registrant: Jeremy D Jones, Waelder, TX 78959
  • Call Sign: KF5QNH, Licensee ID: L01715649
    Grant Date: 06/08/2012, Expiration Date: 06/08/2022, Certifier: Patrick T Mccolgan
    Registrant: Patrick T Mccolgan, 7305 Shasta Cove, Waelder, TX 78959

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: DHAMERS ROBERT D OUTBACK (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 518RD , Serial Number: S9810-0177
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Po Box 7, Waelder, TX 78959
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150K (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6245G , Serial Number: 15071745, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Jarrel D Moore, 4315 E Us Highway 90, Waelder, TX 78959
  • Aircraft: CESSNA S550 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA JT15D-4 (2500 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 716DD , Serial Number: S550-0120, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 12/04/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): J Bar B Aviation LLC, 100 Main St, Waelder, TX 78959


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Waelder, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1571.2 years
John1379.1 years
Mary1075.1 years
William1080.6 years
Joe1078.1 years
George781.4 years
Henry776.4 years
Robert768.7 years
Willie773.0 years
Oscar678.5 years
Most common last names in Waelder, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1271.9 years
Martinez1180.2 years
Wilson1168.3 years
Parr1077.4 years
Williams1077.0 years
Johnson1072.6 years
Walker982.5 years
Miller978.8 years
Smith977.8 years
Melchor981.3 years
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