Waelder, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waelder, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Waelder had a population of 1,211 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waelder: Welder.

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Waelder, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,211
Daytime Population: Workers 995
Daytime Population: Residents 695
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,690
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.40
Population in Households 1,211
Population in Familes 998
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 947
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $31,754
Average Household Income $43,896
Per Capita Income $15,817


Total Housing Units 513 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $42,391
Average Home Value $92,125


Total Households 406
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.79% 1.82%
Households 1.59% 1.76%
Families 1.5% 1.7%
Median Household Income   -0.1%
Per Capita Income   1.01%

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, 2017 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 # 915 48th
Population Density # 759 57th
Diversity Index # 53 97th
Median Household Income # 1522 13th
Per Capita Income # 1443 18th

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