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Waco is located in the heart of central Texas, just an hour and a half south of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and an hour and a half north of the capitol city, Austin, on Interstate 35.

Year Founded: 1894

Population of Waco: 118,093 (est.)

Waco MSA: 222,439

County Seat of: McLennan County

Size of McLennan County: 1,000 sq. miles

Size of Waco City Limits: 85 sq. miles

Suburbs: Beverly Hills, Lacy Lakeview, Woodway, Hewitt, Bellmead, China Spring, and Robinson

Waco Altitude: 427-feet above sea level

Yearly Mean Temperature: 67.2 degrees F
Winter/Summer Temperatures: December: 38.7 degrees F
July: 96.4 degrees F

Average Relative Humidity: 68%

Average Annual Rainfall: 33.33 inches

Rivers: Brazos and Bosque

Lake: Lake Waco - 7,000 acres with 60 miles of shoreline.

Parks: 35 throughout Waco, including the 416-acre Cameron Park

Waco Regional Airport, serviced by commuter carriers American Eagle and Continental Connection to DFW and Houston airports
Public Transit System (Bus, Trolley)

Highways: Major Artery IH-35, with secondary arteries of Texas Highway 6, US 77, US Hwy 84

Lodging: 38 Waco hotels, motels and bed & breakfast inns totalling 2,399 rooms within the city limits of Waco and 1,540 additional sleeping rooms in the greater Waco area.

Government: Council/Manager

Elementary and Secondary Schools: Waco Independent School System (the suburbs also have their own school districts), multiple private and parochial schools, and one charter school.
Higher Education: Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College

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