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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,536
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+15,019
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24%
Median Earnings25+$36,411
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,636

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,163
% Above Poverty Level84.8%
% Below Poverty Level15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.7%
Median Gross Rent$968
Median House Value$135,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.6%
German11.7%
English7.7%
Irish7.6%
Scottish3.1%
French Except Basque2.2%
Italian1.9%
Dutch1.3%
Norwegian1%
Polish1%
Czech1%
African0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Israeli0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Kenyan0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Waxahachie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ellis County
Standard Zip Codes75165, 75167
P.O. Box Zip Codes75168
Phone Area Codes469,214,972
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.4
Approximate Longitude-96.85

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)

StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationBURLESON
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 75 F
Jul Temp74 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.5 inches
StationHILLSBORO
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip37.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glenn Heights11,958$64,323
Maypearl732$65,417
Midlothian21,530$83,093
Oak Leaf1,423$117,976
Ovilla3,639$94,063
Red Oak11,663$78,956

Waxahachie Public Libraries

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
(Non-profit)
1405 West Jefferson Street

Waxahachie Public Schools

Dunaway El
600 S Hwy 77
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4646
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Eddie Finley Sr J H
2401 E Brown St
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4680
Middle
Total Enrollment 882
Life H S Waxahachie
170 Butcher Rd
ZIP: 75165
(972) 274-7900
Margaret L Felty El
231 Park Pl Blvd
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4616
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Marvin El
110 Brown St
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4631
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Marvin El
110 Brown St
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4670
Northside El
801 Brown St
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4610
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Oliver E Clift El
650 Parks School House Rd
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4720
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Robbie E Howard J H
265 Broadhead Rd
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4771
Middle
Total Enrollment 857
Shackelford El
1001 Butcher Rd
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4666
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Waxahachie Global H S
602 Second St
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4761
High
Total Enrollment 418
Waxahachie H S
1000 Hwy 77 N
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4600
High
Total Enrollment 1985
Waxahachie H S Of Choice
614 Getzendaner St
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4758
High
Total Enrollment 25
Wedgeworth El
405 Solon Rd
ZIP: 75165
(972) 923-4640
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Waxahachie Faith Family Academy
701 Ovilla Rd
ZIP: 75167
(972) 936-3998
High
Total Enrollment 82
Waxahachie Family Faith Academy
701 Ovilla Rd
ZIP: 75167
(972) 936-3998
Middle
Total Enrollment 80
Waxahachie Family Faith Academy
701 Ovilla Rd
ZIP: 75167
(972) 936-3998
Primary
Total Enrollment 347

Waxahachie Private Schools

First Christian Day School
1109 Brown St
ZIP: 75165
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
St Joseph Catholic School
506 E Marvin Ave
ZIP: 75165
Elementary
Total Enrollment 135
Waxahachie Preparatory Academy
621 N Grand Ave
ZIP: 75165
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 118
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