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People

Total Population 1,175
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 563
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 48.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,167
% Above Poverty Level 83.5%
% Below Poverty Level 16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $568
Median House Value $30,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 92.1%
US/American 0%
English 0.3%
Irish 0.9%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station FLATONIA
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Flatonia 1,565 $42,500
Gonzales 7,370 $42,693

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

Waelder Public Libraries

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Waelder Public Library
310 N AVENUE E
Waelder, Texas
(830) 788-7167

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Waelder High Schools

WAELDER H S
109 N AVE C
830-788-7151
A Title I School.
Serves 132 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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