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Waco

Waco

[wey-koh]
Waco, city (1990 pop. 103,590), seat of McLennan co., E central Tex., on the Brazos River, just below the mouth of the Bosque; inc. 1856. It is a rail junction and a trading, shipping, and industrial center. Agriculture and livestock raising are important to the economy, and there is diverse manufacturing. The Huecos (Wacos) once had villages there, and the site had attracted other settlers years before the city was laid out in 1849. Rich blacklands supported cotton plantations and cattle ranches before the Civil War, but the city suffered a severe decline after the war. Prosperity returned when its suspension bridge (still a tourist attraction) was built across the Brazos (1870) and the railroad arrived (1881). The huge Cameron Park and artificial Lake Waco (created 1923) on the nearby Bosque provide much recreation. Waco is the seat of Baylor Univ. Points of interest include several historic homes and a reconstructed Texas Ranger fort (built 1837). On Feb. 28, 1993, a deadly shootout near Waco between federal officers and Branch Davidians, a Christian religious cult headed by David Koresh, led to a 51-day siege that ended in a blaze that killed 83 people.

City (pop., 2000: 113,726), north-central Texas, U.S. Located on the Brazos River, it was founded in 1849 on the site of an Indian village. After 1865 it became a river-bridge crossing on cattle trails; later its economy was based on cotton. Its diversified economy now includes manufacturing and tourism. A tornado devastated Waco in 1953, killing 114 persons. On April 19, 1993, after a 51-day standoff with U.S. federal agents, some 80 members of the Branch Davidians religious sect perished in a fire at their compound nearby.

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Waco is a city in Haralson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 469 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Waco is located at (33.700963, -85.190410).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 469 people, 189 households, and 130 families residing in the city. The population density was 291.4 people per square mile (112.5/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 126.1/sq mi (48.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.01% White, 1.49% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.85% from other races, and 0.21% from two or more races.

There were 189 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 115.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $40,417. Males had a median income of $29,000 versus $21,094 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,076. About 9.5% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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