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Overview

Introduction to Woodway, Texas

Woodway, Texas, in McLennan county, is 4 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center) and 84 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas. It is part of the surrounding Waco metro area.

Woodway History

Woodway was established by a Civil War veteran, Burl Kendrick, in 1865. He bought 320 acres by the eastern side of Woodway as it is known today. Whitehall Church was built in 1877. Captain Kendrick deeded land for the first school in 1901. Many homes were built as summer getaways in 1922 in the Rainbow Lake area. In 1950, Santa Fe Drive was officially made a street. The first well was drilled here in the same year, and it exists even today.

Woodway and Nearby Attractions

  • Carleen Bright Arboretum
  • Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
  • Mother Neff State Park
  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Dr. Pepper Museum

Things To Do In Woodway

Places of historic interest located nearest to Woodway are Earle-Harrison House & Gardens and Acton State Historic Site. Fishing, camping, boating, swimming, biking, and hiking are among the activities that may be enjoyed at Lake Whitney State Park, Fort Parker State Park, and Mother Neff State Park. There are several museums near Woodway including Taylor Museum of Waco History, Mayborn Museum, and 1st Cavalry Division Museum. In addition, Texas Sports Hall of Fame and Texas Ranger Hall of Fame may also be visited.

Woodway Transportation

Air transportation is available at Waco Regional Airport.

Woodway Higher Education

McLennan Community College, Paul Quinn College, and Baylor University are located near the city.

People

Total Population 8,667
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 25%
Employed Population 16+ 4,520
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 61.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $83,984
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $1,176
Median House Value $182,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
US/American 0%
English 17.7%
Irish 12%

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

Woodway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
County McLennan
Metro Area Waco
Standard Zip Codes 76712
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.505
Longitude -97.204

Woodway 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 6.6 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 12.6 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 25.6 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
Bellmead 10,022 $37,029
Beverly Hills 1,827 $36,205
Golinda 500 $45,000
Hewitt 14,022 $73,112

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

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