Waelder, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waelder, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Waelder had a population of 1,262 as of July 1, 2016. Waelder ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waelder is located at latitude 29.6945 and longitude -97.2979 in Gonzales County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waelder (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Gonzales County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The City of Waelder (GNIS ID: 2412163) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Waelder is located within Waelder Division of Gonzales County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waelder population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waelder: Welder.

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Waelder, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,262
Population in Households 1,262
Population in Familes 1,041
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 987
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 422
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 295
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 281 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $40,843
Average Home Value $87,278


Median Household Income $32,964
Average Household Income $44,058
Per Capita Income $15,917
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.75% 2.67%
Households 2.48% 2.57%
Families 2.36% 2.58%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   0.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waelder, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waelder to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 895 49th
Population Density1 # 729 58th
Diversity Index2 # 50 97th
Median Household Income # 1427 18th
Per Capita Income # 1417 19th

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