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Overview

Introduction to Waxahachie, Texas

Waxahachie, Texas, in Ellis county, is 26 miles S of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center) and 28 miles S of Dallas, Texas.

Waxahachie History

The history of Waxahachie dates back to the 1840s. The community's first settler, E.W. Rogers, arrived in 1845 and built his home in the present-day territory of the city. According to records, the name "Waxahachie" means "cow creek" or "buffalo creek" in a Native American language. However, it has also been translated as "cow manure" by Frank X. Tolbert, author of "An Informal History of Texas." Waxahachie was officially incorporated in 1871. The arrival of railroad in 1879 furthered development of the community. The city was the filming location for movies like "Bonnie and Clyde" and "Tender Mercies."

Waxahachie and Nearby Attractions

  • Ellis County Museum
  • Acton State Historic Site
  • Children's Museum of Waxahachie
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Dallas Zoo

Things To Do In Waxahachie

Waxahachie is home to the Ellis County Museum, and the Children's Museum of Waxahachie. The Ellis County Museum, which is housed in an 1889 building, features exhibits of historical significance, while the Children's Museum of Waxahachie has educational programs and hands-on exhibits. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Waxahachie Country Club, Red Oak Valley Golf Club, and Old Brickyard Golf Course. People can walk along the Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail which winds through the woods along the creek. Boating and jet skiing can be enjoyed on Lake Waxahachie, which is also a popular place to go fishing for white bass, largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish. Cedar Hill State Park, which occupies 1,826 acres on the Joe Pool Reservoir, offers amenities for camping, boating, hiking, and picnicking. In addition, the community hosts the annual Crape Myrtle Festival & Driving Trail in July.

Waxahachie Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

Waxahachie Higher Education

Cedar Valley College, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Mountain View College, and University of Texas at Arlington are some of the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 31,756
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 14,456
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $35,604
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,692
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,310

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,730
% Above Poverty Level 84.1%
% Below Poverty Level 15.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $132,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 7.1%

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

Waxahachie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles S of Grand Prairie, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Ellis
Standard Zip Codes 75165, 75167
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75168
Phone Area Codes 972
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.386
Longitude -96.848

Waxahachie 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 WAXAHACHIE
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station BURLESON
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 75 F
Jul Temp 74 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station HILLSBORO
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glenn Heights 11,795 $72,068

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

Waxahachie Public Libraries

Library
Nicholas P Sims Library & Lyceum
515 W MAIN ST
Waxahachie, Texas
(972) 937-2671

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Waxahachie Hospitals

BAYLOR MEDICAL CENTER AT WAXAHACHIE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1405 W JEFFERSON ST
(972) 923-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Waxahachie High Schools

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WAXAHACHIE H S
411 N GIBSON ST
972-923-4600
Serves 1,278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

WAXAHACHIE FAITH FAMILY ACADEMY
701 OVILLA RD
972-938-3996
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

WILEMON EDUCATION/LEARNING CENTER
411 GIBSON ST
972-923-4758
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.3

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