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Overview

Introduction to Hewitt, Texas

Hewitt, Texas, in McLennan county, is 6 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. The city is in the Waco area.

Hewitt History

The community of Hewitt was founded in the 1880s. The land was donated by John A. Warren, the first businessman of the area. In 1882, he named the city after George A. Hewitt, a director of the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad. The area's first post office was established in 1884. During the first ninety years, the economy of the city was largely dependent on farming and agriculture. It was incorporated on June 25, 1960, and George C. Baxley became the first mayor. The city experienced a major population explosion in the late 1970s.

Hewitt and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Waco
  • Taylor Museum of Waco History
  • Dr. Pepper Museum
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Earle - Harrison House & Gardens
  • Mother Neff State Park

Things To Do In Hewitt

The Hewitt Park and Warren Park offer opportunities for the enjoyment of a number of outdoor activities. You can also visit the Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk at Waco. The city boasts of several churches including Church of Christ Hewitt, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints America Church, and Church of Christ-Sun Valley Boulevard. It is also worth visiting the Mayborn Museum Complex.

Hewitt Transportation

You can reach Waco Regional Airport within a few minutes.

Hewitt Higher Education

Baylor University and Texas State Technical College-Waco are close to the city.

People

Total Population 14,022
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 7,756
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 61.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.4%
Median Earnings25+ $40,010
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,286

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,112
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 14.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,012
Median House Value $139,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hewitt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
County McLennan
Metro Area Waco
Standard Zip Codes 76643
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.462
Longitude -97.195

Hewitt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WACO DAM
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 57 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 80 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station MCGREGOR
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station WHITNEY DAM
Distance 28.7 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 35 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly Hills 1,827 $36,205
Golinda 500 $45,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hewitt Public Libraries

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Hewitt Community Library
100 ZUNI DR
Hewitt, Texas
(254) 666-2442

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