Riesel, Texas

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High Points

Riesel strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 11% Riesel Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Riesel Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Riesel, Texas

Comparing Riesel to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 7 2
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Senior Citizens 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Age of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 9 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
Median Family Income 5 6
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Housing Recently Built 7 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 3 3
People Living Alone 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 9
Low Violent Crime 2 3

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Riesel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles S of Arlington, Texas
County McLennan
Metro Area Waco
Standard Zip Codes 76682
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.474
Longitude -96.923

Riesel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARLIN 3 NE
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 82 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station WACO DAM
Distance 19.4 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
Distance 28.3 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
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Riesel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 973 100%
Male 460 47.3%
Female 513 52.7%
Under 18 298 30.6%
18+ 675 69.4%
65+ 145 14.9%
Median Age 35.7
Average Family Size 3.1
White 922 94.8%
African-American 3 0.3%
Asian 7 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 30 3.1%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 64 6.6%

Estimated Riesel Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,004
Growth 31
Growth % 3.2%

Riesel Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 9.2%
Irish 7.2%
English 3.9%
Italian 3.6%
French (except Basque) 3%
Czech 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Portuguese 1.1%
Polish 0.9%
Swiss 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Danish 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Riesel, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Otto (76682)
Perry (76682)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Riesel 973 $38,875
Bellmead 9,214 $31,927
Beverly Hills 2,113 $35,119
Hallsburg 518 $52,708
Marlin 6,628 $26,861
Mart 2,273 $33,203
Robinson 7,845 $51,953
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Riesel High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 284 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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