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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 Population8,667
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens25%
Employed Population 16+4,520
Age of the Population50

Families

% of people married61.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
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 Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$1,176
Median House Value$182,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.9%
US/American0%
English17.7%
Irish12%

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

Woodway Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City84 miles S of Fort Worth, Texas
CountyMcLennan
Metro AreaWaco
Standard Zip Codes76712
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude31.505
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)

StationWACO DAM
Distance6.6 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
StationMCGREGOR
Distance12.6 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
Distance25.6 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
Bellmead10,022$37,029
Beverly Hills1,827$36,205
Golinda500$45,000
Hewitt14,022$73,112

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

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