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.


Total Population14,022
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+7,756
Age of the Population38


% of people married61.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,010
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,286


Median Family Income$73,112
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone14.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,012
Median House Value$139,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.1%

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

Hewitt Almanac

Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City87 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
Metro AreaWaco
Standard Zip Codes76643
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Hewitt Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 57 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 80 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp34 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip34.2 inches
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip35 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Hills1,827$36,205

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

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