Waco (Texas)

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Coordinates 31°33′5″N 97°9′21″W
Country United States
State Texas
County McLennan
Elevation 470 ft (143.3 m)
Demonym(s) Wacoan
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
ZIP Codes 76700–76799
Area code 254
FIPS code 48-76000
GNIS feature ID 1370701
U.S. Routes
Website Waco-Texas.com
Government (Type) Council–manager
Government (Mayor) Dillon Meek
Government (City Council) Andrea J. Barefield Alice Rodriguez Josh Borderud Kelly Palmer Jim Holmes
Government (City Manager) Bradley Ford
Government (City) 101.15 sq mi (261.98 km2)
Government (Land) 88.73 sq mi (229.82 km2)
Government (Water) 12.42 sq mi (32.16 km2) 11.85%
Area (City) 101.15 sq mi (261.98 km2)
Area (Land) 88.73 sq mi (229.82 km2)
Area (Water) 12.42 sq mi (32.16 km2) 11.85%
Population (2020) (City) 138,486
Population (2020) (Estimate (2020)) 138,486
Population (2020) (Density) 1,569.16/sq mi (605.86/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 280,428

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Waco (/ˈweɪkoʊ/WAY-koh) is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is situated along the Brazos River and I-35, halfway between Dallas and Austin. The city had a 2010 population of 124,805, making it the 22nd-most populous city in the state. In 2020 the population for the city was 138,486. The Waco metropolitan statistical area consists of McLennan and Falls counties, which had a 2010 population of 234,906. Falls County was added to the Waco MSA in 2013. The 2021 U.S. census population estimate for the Waco metropolitan area was 280,428. Indigenous peoples occupied areas along the river for thousands of years. In historic times, the area of present-day Waco was occupied by the WichitaIndian tribe known as the "Waco" (Spanish: Hueco or Huaco).