Waelder, Texas

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Waelder, Texas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Waelder Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Waelder Low Property Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Waelder Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Waelder Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Waelder Short Commute Times
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 17% Waelder Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Waelder, Texas

Comparing Waelder 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 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 8
Portion of People Married 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 2
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Housing Recently Built 6 4
People Living Alone 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 7 9

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Waelder Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 47 miles SE of Austin, Texas
County Gonzales
Standard Zip Codes 78959
Phone Area Codes 512
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.695
Longitude -97.298

Waelder Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 61 to 82 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Station RED ROCK
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 55 to 82 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station LULING
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 62 F
Apr Temp 55 to 80 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 83 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
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Waelder Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 947 100%
Male 489 51.6%
Female 458 48.4%
Under 18 293 30.9%
18+ 654 69.1%
65+ 122 12.9%
Median Age 33.5
Average Family Size 3.5
White 475 50.2%
African-American 232 24.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 223 23.5%
Mixed Race 16 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 573 60.5%

Estimated Waelder Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,009
Growth 62
Growth % 6.5%

Waelder 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 81.2%
German 6.7%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
US/American 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
English 1.2%
African 0.8%
Irish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Thompsonville (78959)

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)
Waelder 947 $26,625
Flatonia 1,377 $31,471
Gonzales 7,202 $34,663
Luling 5,080 $31,094
Moulton 944 $34,688
Shiner 2,070 $40,250
Smithville 3,901 $45,163

Waelder Public Libraries

Waelder Public Library
Waelder, Texas
(830) 788-7167

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Waelder High Schools (2004)

109 N AVE C
A Title I School.
Serves 132 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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