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Waco, Texas

Waco, Texas Economy

With top industries include manufacturing, distribution, aerospace and energy,  and as the home to one of the biggest plants of Mars Chocolates, Waco is the heart of Texas business. The region features several high-caliber colleges and universities including Baylor University.

This means that the region is an ideal place to live in, where there is a steady surge of economic growth, an abundance of jobs and a collegiate that offers great education to earn a good job.

Waco, Texas Arts & Culture

Quality-of-life attractions include the Dr. Pepper Museum, a cluster of revitalized downtown districts and cultural events for the enjoyment of the community.

Waco Cultural Arts Fest was launched in 2003 and is held every year during the last weekend of September. The festival promotes hands-on activities for all ages, along with visual art and entertainment the whole day. The festival features 50 Artists and over 300 Performers, in the course of three days. Poets, filmmakers, dancers, musicians, performers, and entertainers all take their turns on center stage featuring their best works.

Waco, Texas Outdoors

In addition to an abundance of lakes, rivers and parks, major Waco attractions include :

  • Armstrong Browning Library
  • Cameron Park[32]
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Dr Pepper Museum
  • Grand Lodge of Texas
  • Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
  • Lake Waco
  • Lee Lockwood Library and Museum[33]
  • Mayborn Museum Complex
  • Red Men Museum and Library
  • Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame
  • Texas State Technical College
  • Waco Mammoth Site
  • Waco Suspension Bridge

Waco, Texas Statistics

The unemployment rate in Waco, TX, is 4.70%, with job growth of 0.76%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.80%.

The income per capita is $17,846 and the median household income is $32,239.

Noteworthy Waco, Texas People

  • Hi-Five, a successful R&B group
  • Ashlee Simpson, pop music singer
  • Jessica Simpson, pop music singer
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress
  • Steve Martin, comedian,
  • Michael Johnson, United States sprinter; graduated from Baylor University in 1990.