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  JEWISH AND KOSHER TEXAS, USA    הקהילה היהודית ומסעדות כשרות בטקסס, ארצות הברית

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JEWISH WACO, TEXAS:

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WACO, TEXAS
Waco Suspention Bridge. 2 January 2007. Photo: Georgi Petrov

Waco (/ˈwk/) is a city in and the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. Situated along the Brazos River and on the I-35 corridor, halfway between Dallas and Austin, it is the economic, cultural, and academic center of the 'Heart of Texas' region.

The city has a 2010 population of 124,805 - an increase of almost 10 percent since the 2000 census.  The Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area consists of just McLennan County, which has a 2010 population of 234,906.

Geography and climate

Waco is located at 3133'5" North, 979'21" West (31.551516, -97.155930).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 95.5 square miles (247 km2). 84.2 square miles (218 km2) of it is land and 11.3 square miles (29 km2) of it is water. The total area is 11.85% water.

LAKE WACO: SOUTHERN PORTION WITH TWIN BRIDGES IN VIEW.
Lake Waco - southern portion with Twin Bridges in view. 10 July 2011. Photo: HuecoBear

Demographics:

As of the census  of 2000, there were 113,726 people in the city, organized into 42,279 households and 24,775 families. The population density was recorded as 1,350.6 people per square mile (521.5/km2), with 45,819 housing units at an average density of 544.2 per square mile (210.1/km2). The 2000 racial makeup of the city was 60.78% White, 22.65% African American, 1.38% Asian, 0.51% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.38% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. 23.64% of the population being Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The census recorded 42,279 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% having married couples living together, 16.2% having a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% as non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone at 65 years of age or older. The average household size was calculated as 2.49 and the average family size 3.19.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 20.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $26,264, and the median income for a family is $33,919. Males have a median income of $26,902 versus $21,159 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,584. 26.3% of the population and 19.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 30.9% of those under the age of 18 and 13.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Economics

According to the Waco Chamber of Commerce,  the top employers in the city are:
# Employer Employees
1 Providence Health Center 2,434
2 Baylor University 2,360
3 Waco Independent School District 2,350
4 City of Waco 1,729
5 Hillcrest Health System 1,350
6 L-3 Communications 1,619
7 H-E-B 1,350
8 Wal-Mart 1,290
9 Sanderson Farms, Inc. 1,170
10 Midway Independent School District 955
 
 
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