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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,708
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens23.2%
Employed Population 16+4,512
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married63.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.1%
Median Earnings25+$44,332
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,649
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,767

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,302
% Above Poverty Level95%
% Below Poverty Level5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone15.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,179
Median House Value$198,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.4%
English17.4%
German13.3%
Irish11.1%
French Except Basque4.2%
Italian3.2%
Scottish3%
Czech1.9%
Swedish1.7%
Dutch1.3%
Swiss1.1%
Welsh1%
Polish1%
Arab0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Lebanese0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Basque0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Woodway Almanac

CategoryValue
County McLennan County
Standard Zip Codes76712
Phone Area Codes254
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude31.49
Approximate Longitude-97.23

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
Bellmead10,159$47,073
Beverly Hills1,828$37,266
Golinda448$50,938
Hewitt14,128$74,057
Robinson11,344$80,395

Woodway Private Schools

First Woodway Christian School
13000 Woodway Dr
ZIP: 76712
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
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