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Overview

Introduction to Robinson, Texas

Robinson, Texas, in McLennan county, is 6 miles S ofWaco, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles S ofArlington, Texas. Robinson is part of the surrounding Waco metro area, the city is not isolated.

Robinson History

The Robinson brothers John and Levi settled in the mid-19th century and named the region Robinsonville. Later, during the mid-20th century, the region was incorporated and renamed Robinson. The two brothers marked off acres for other dwellers to settle and gradually cotton mills, schools, general stores and churches were established. The city had its own water and sewerage system by the late 20th century and developed over the years mainly as a residential town.

Robinson and Nearby Attractions

  • Cameron Park Zoo
  • Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Earle-Harrison House & Gardens
  • Mother Neff State Park
  • Lake Whitney State Park

Things To Do In Robinson

Places of historical interest include Earle-Harrison House & Gardens, which is a 19th century Greek style mansion, and Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, home of the last president of Texas. The history of the soft drink industry and invention of Dr. Pepper is on display at the Dr. Pepper Museum. Mayborn Museum displays exhibits related to science and history. Other nearby attractions include Mother Neff State Park, Lake Whitney State Park and Fort Parker State Park where visitors can go boating, swimming, mountain biking, camping, fishing and picnicking.

Robinson Transportation

Air transportation is available from Waco Regional Airport.

Robinson Higher Education

Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Paul Quinn College are some of the colleges near Robinson.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,344
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+5,542
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married62.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24%
Median Earnings25+$41,600
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,278
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,807

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,395
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone13.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,148
Median House Value$145,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.3%
German21.7%
Irish12.7%
English9.2%
French Except Basque3.9%
Czech1.8%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish1%
Polish0.9%
Austrian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Romanian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Robinson Almanac

CategoryValue
County McLennan County
Standard Zip Codes76706
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.48
Approximate Longitude-97.08

Robinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWACO DAM
Distance11 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
StationMCGREGOR
Distance17 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
StationWHITNEY DAM
Distance30.3 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
Bellmead10,159$47,073
Beverly Hills1,828$37,266
Golinda448$50,938
Hewitt14,128$74,057

Robinson Public Schools

Robinson El
151 Peplow
ZIP: 76706
(254) 662-5000
Other
Total Enrollment 329
Robinson H S
700 W Tate
ZIP: 76706
(254) 662-3840
High
Total Enrollment 723
Robinson Int
500 W Lyndale Ave
ZIP: 76706
(254) 662-6113
Middle
Total Enrollment 329
Robinson J H
410 W Lyndale
ZIP: 76706
(254) 662-3843
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
Robinson Pri
541 N Old Robinson Rd
ZIP: 76706
(254) 662-0251
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
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