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McLennan County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 247,934 (77% urban, 23% rural); it was 213,517 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,261
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,983
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 47,463
Renter-occupied apartments: 34,648 (it was 31,396 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

36%

Land area: 1042 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 238 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in McLennan County: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in McLennan County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (25.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (14.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  33.3 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 120,728  (48.7%)
Females: 127,206  (51.3%)
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McLennan County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
McLennan County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,860 ($33,560 in 1999)

This county:

$46,860
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $655 (lower quartile is $511, upper quartile is $805)
This county:

$655
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $124,800 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
McLennan:

$124,800
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,100 - $198,000

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $166,877
Here:

$166,877
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $201,912
Here:

$201,912
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $84,004
Here:

$84,004
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $119,850
Here:

$119,850
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,718
Here:

$105,718
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $107,726
Here:

$107,726
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $25,371
Here:

$25,371
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,218
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $463

Institutionalized population: 3,960

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 28
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 55
  • Burglaries: 303
  • Thefts: 473
  • Auto thefts: 69

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 63
  • Burglaries: 323
  • Thefts: 425
  • Auto thefts: 89
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 816 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2008: 551 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2009: 424 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2010: 442 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2011: 441 buildings, average cost: $213,600
  • 2012: 487 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2013: 611 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 2014: 604 buildings, average cost: $199,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,634 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,760 (1.7%)

McLennan County household income distribution in 2009 McLennan County home values distribution McLennan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.7%
McLennan County:

18.7%
Texas:

15.6%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 23.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.7% for American Indian residents, 27.1% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.3 years old
(Males: 31.8 years old, Females: 34.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.7 years old, Black residents: 29.8 years old, American Indian residents: 33.5 years old, Asian residents: 27.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.6 years old)

Area name: Waco, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McLennan County is $486 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $605 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waco, Hewitt, Bellmead, Woodway, Robinson, Elm Mott, Lacy-Lakeview, McGregor, China Spring, Axtell.

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

2012 air pollution in McLennan County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.117 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Ben Hill County, Georgia , Franklin County, Mississippi , Henry County, Alabama , Cherokee County , Simpson County, Mississippi , Turner County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 22,657
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 21,728 (34.7% naturalized citizens)

McLennan County:

8.8%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,956
  • 2000 to 2009: 5,157
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,365
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,914
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,259
  • Before 1970: 959
Note: State values scaled to McLennan County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.2%

McLennan County marital status for males McLennan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 68,736
  • One, attached: 1,772
  • Two: 3,335
  • 3 or 4: 4,048
  • 5 to 9: 5,170
  • 10 to 19: 4,946
  • 20 to 49: 3,200
  • 50 or more: 2,651
  • Mobile homes: 6,126
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 67

Housing units in McLennan County with a mortgage: 29,632 (222 second mortgage, 553 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 21,908

Here:

58.0% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for McLennan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant82,151269
Catholic27,86414
Mainline Protestant22,33359
Other7,89414
Black Protestant3,85521
Orthodox1601
None90,649-
McLennan County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
McLennan County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
This county:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 115
McLennan County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 127
This county:

5.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
McLennan County:

10.1%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
McLennan County:

31.3%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in McLennan County:

Average size of farms: 209 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,746
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $115.95
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.62%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $26,972
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.64%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $30,959
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.24
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.57%
Corn for grain: 61351 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 34975 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3262 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3048 harvested acres
Vegetables: 27 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 902 acres

Earthquake activity:

McLennan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 234.3 miles away from McLennan County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 197.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 352.6 miles away from McLennan County center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Explosion, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 20, 2013, Emergency Declared EM-3363: April 19, 2013, FEMA Id: 3363, Natural disaster type: Explosion
  • Texas Explosion, Incident Period: April 17, 2013 to April 20, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4136: August 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4136, Natural disaster type: Explosion
  • Texas Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 07, 2008 to September 26, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3294: September 10, 2008, FEMA Id: 3294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Dean, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3277: August 18, 2007, FEMA Id: 3277, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in McLennan County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 4, Explosions: 2, Winds: 2, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (68%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • El Salvador (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Vietnam (2%)
  • Pakistan (2%)
  • Korea (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in McLennan County (%):

  • American (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

McLennan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 96,143 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 13,591 (11.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 457 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,521 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 314 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 2,161 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 4,156 (3.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in McLennan County, Texas in 2000:

  • 4,317 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,090 people in nursing homes
  • 741 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 399 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 393 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 320 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 311 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 243 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 117 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 93 people in other group homes
  • 90 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 81 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 66 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 56 people in halfway houses
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 46 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 42 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 9 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 9 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in McLennan County, Texas in 2010:

  • 4,674 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,001 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,138 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 353 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 256 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 159 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 146 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 121 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 65 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 59 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 46 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 45 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 22 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,417.

6.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($194 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

4.04% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,887 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($14,005 average AGI)
McLennan County:

2.00%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bell County, TX  0.41% ($40,423 average AGI)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.28% ($33,861)
from Dallas County, TX  0.28% ($27,783)
from Harris County, TX  0.23% ($37,418)
from Travis County, TX  0.20% ($29,281)
from Hill County, TX  0.18% ($31,034)
from Bosque County, TX  0.18% ($31,087)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
McLennan County:

0.03%
Texas average:

0.10%

4.38% relocated to other counties in Texas ($24,212 average AGI)
1.56% relocated to other states ($9,578 average AGI)
McLennan County:

1.56%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dallas County, TX  0.42% ($31,636 average AGI)
to Bell County, TX  0.42% ($30,749)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.34% ($34,167)
to Travis County, TX  0.29% ($29,382)
to Harris County, TX  0.29% ($32,049)
to Hill County, TX  0.17% ($30,037)
to Williamson County, TX  0.17% ($46,154)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in McLennan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in McLennan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McLennan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 23.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McLennan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in McLennan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 32,551 (26,723 aged, 5,828 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,082 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in McLennan County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,348)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,072)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,311)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,182)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,116)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,095)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,048)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1,038)
  • Congestive heart failure (781)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (667)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.9
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,577
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 370
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,732

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,479
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 884
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 74.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.6
  • Other - 20.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.2
  • Suffocation - 22.8
  • Other - 18.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 247,934
  • In family households: 194,381 (27,163 male householders, 29,738 female householders)
    38,829 spouses, 77,937 children (71,397 natural, 1,699 adopted, 4,841 stepchildren), 6,277 grandchildren, 2,729 brothers or sisters, 3,442 parents, 3,528 other relatives, 4,738 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 43,979 (14,063 male householders (10,224 living alone)), 16,199 female householders (12,711 living alone)), 13,717 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,574

Size of family households: 22,817 2-persons, 12,905 3-persons, 11,090 4-persons, 5,799 5-persons, 2,903 6-persons, 1,387 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,935 1-person, 5,054 2-persons, 1,163 3-persons, 832 4-persons, 185 5-persons, 93 6-persons.

34,540 married couples with children.
20,087 single-parent households (2,548 men, 17,539 women).

80.7% of residents of McLennan speak English at home.
16.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 46% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,367,054,000 ($6,146 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $193,434,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $550,539,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $264,270,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,626,000
Federal grants: $263,762,000
Federal procurement contracts: $151,730,000 ($135,732,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $130,127,000 ($15,968,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,821,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $417,117,000
Federal Government insurance: $84,466,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 17,477
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,537
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,278
Here:

+15 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,159
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in McLennan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.41 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,394
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,777
  • 2000 to 2009: 13,369
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,909
  • 1980 to 1989: 13,400
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,037
  • 1960 to 1969: 10,653
  • 1950 to 1959: 14,362
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,716
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,434
Note: State values scaled to McLennan population
Rooms in houses/apartments in McLennan County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to McLennan County population
  • 1 room: 119
  • 2 rooms: 204
  • 3 rooms: 657
  • 4 rooms: 4,240
  • 5 rooms: 12,204
  • 6 rooms: 13,775
  • 7 rooms: 10,793
  • 8 rooms: 4,709
  • 9+ rooms: 4,839
  • 1 room: 831
  • 2 rooms: 1,265
  • 3 rooms: 6,306
  • 4 rooms: 9,265
  • 5 rooms: 9,006
  • 6 rooms: 5,666
  • 7 rooms: 1,283
  • 8 rooms: 1,001
  • 9+ rooms: 1,000
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in McLennan County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to McLennan County population
  • no bedroom: 184
  • 1 bedroom: 390
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,968
  • 3 bedrooms: 27,662
  • 4 bedrooms: 13,553
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,783
  • no bedroom: 879
  • 1 bedroom: 6,988
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,941
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,023
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,217
  • 5+ bedrooms: 575
Cars and other vehicles available in McLennan County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to McLennan County population
  • no vehicle: 701
  • 1 vehicle: 13,451
  • 2 vehicles: 21,807
  • 3 vehicles: 11,192
  • 4 vehicles: 2,961
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,428
  • no vehicle: 4,418
  • 1 vehicle: 16,305
  • 2 vehicles: 10,473
  • 3 vehicles: 2,736
  • 4 vehicles: 1,050
  • 5+ vehicles: 641

80% of McLennan County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Texas.

McLennan County:

80.1%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 179,371
  • Other state: 44,360
  • Northeast: 3,968
  • Midwest: 11,562
  • South: 17,909
  • West: 10,921

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in McLennan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.8%)
  • Utility gas (33.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Electricity (74.7%)
  • Utility gas (22.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,694
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 857
Here:

6.4%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12,997
Here:

53.6%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

McLennan County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,814,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $14,401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,326,000
    Police Protection: $7,867,000
    Corrections - Other: $6,712,000
    Regular Highways: $5,984,000
    Financial Administration: $5,306,000
    Health - Other: $3,148,000
    General - Other: $3,073,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,849,000
    Hospitals: $1,347,000
    General Public Buildings: $954,000
    Central Staff Services: $892,000
    Libraries: $555,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $200,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
    Solid Waste Management: $68,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,373,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $993,000
    Regular Highways: $646,000
    Financial Administration: $555,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $340,000
    Central Staff Services: $288,000
    Police Protection: $257,000
    Correctional Institutions: $68,000
    Corrections - Other: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,861,000

McLennan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $8,412,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $255,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $183,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $4,210,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,132,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,416,000
    Interest Earnings: $857,000
    Sale of Property: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,029,000
    Highways: $1,570,000
    General Local Government Support: $487,000
  • Tax - Property: $34,379,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,512,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,702,000
    Other License: $84,000

McLennan County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,216,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,854,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $935,000

McLennan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,677,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,377,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,796,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,736
  • Number of aged recipients: 637
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,099
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,315
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,261
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,160
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,088
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,512
McLennan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

McLennan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 51 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED921$130,6861,200$123,9721,937$141,875246$38,75219$1,465,316499$100,90861$48,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$128,52856$101,964163$132,56436$19,9720$014$61,50012$56,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED177$133,333156$86,994663$117,486212$29,4101$440,00074$71,51448$51,917
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN81$111,481101$112,505477$132,74466$48,0910$036$117,61110$59,700
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$129,50010$146,30083$128,84311$64,0000$07$96,8574$56,750
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED139$164,25977$181,8442$111,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$154,74138$188,7111$126,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$110,5332$150,0001$30,0001$35,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$140,30055$134,6730$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$72,0001$190,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in McLennan County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,34379.6 years
James1,26672.5 years
John1,22874.2 years
William1,17574.9 years
Robert88771.5 years
Willie63076.0 years
Charles60072.6 years
George54174.9 years
Joe49073.5 years
Annie40583.4 years
Most common last names in McLennan County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith80374.9 years
Johnson59174.6 years
Williams56274.3 years
Brown48572.8 years
Jones45275.9 years
Davis36674.6 years
Harris27175.1 years
Taylor27075.1 years
Miller26377.3 years
Moore26076.1 years
Businesses in McLennan County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling2KFC2
AT&T7Knights Inn2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kohl's1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1La Quinta2
Ace Hardware3La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts3Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture3
American Eagle Outfitters1LensCrafters1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza3
Applebee's1Long John Silver's2
Arby's2Lowe's1
Ashley Furniture1Marriott3
AutoZone4Marshalls1
Barnes & Noble1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond1McDonald's8
Best Western2Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster2Motel 62
Burger King6Motherhood Maternity1
CVS3New Balance1
Carl\s Jr.1Nike9
Casual Male XL1Nissan1
Catherines1Office Depot2
Chevrolet3OfficeMax1
Chick-Fil-A3Old Navy1
Chico's1Olive Garden1
Chipotle1On The Border1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Outback1
Church's Chicken4Outback Steakhouse1
Cinnabon 2Pac Sun1
Clarion1Panda Express2
Cold Stone Creamery1Panera Bread1
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza2
ColorTyme1Payless3
Comfort Inn1Penske3
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves4Pizza Hut4
DHL1Popeyes2
Dairy Queen9Quality1
Days Inn2Quiznos2
Dennys2RadioShack4
Discount Tire2Ramada1
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Rodeway Inn1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Econo Lodge1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SAS Shoes1
Extended Stay America1SONIC Drive-In10
FedEx32Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Soma Intimates1
Ford3Spencer Gifts1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel2
GNC3Starbucks5
GameStop2Subaru1
Gap1Subway17
Goodwill3Super 82
Gymboree1T-Mobile7
H&R Block6Taco Bell5
Hilton3Target1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place2
Holiday Inn3Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot2Travelodge1
Honda1True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul8
IHOP2UPS31
JCPenney1Vans1
Jack In The Box5Verizon Wireless4
Jamba Juice1Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's2Walgreens3
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart3
Jones New York3Wendy's6
Journeys1YMCA1
Justice1

McLennan County on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"