Waco is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 138,183 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Waco is the 22nd largest community in Texas.
Waco is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Waco is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waco who work in office and administrative support (13.51%), sales jobs (10.62%), and food service (8.32%).
Waco is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Waco is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Waco a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Waco a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of Waco citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.87% of adults in Waco have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Waco in 2010 was $21,444, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,776 for a family of four. However, Waco contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Waco is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waco home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waco residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waco also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waco include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Waco is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.