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Waco, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Waco had a population of 297 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Waco is located at latitude 35.3626 and longitude -81.4293 in Cleveland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Waco (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cleveland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 915 feet.

The Town of Waco (GNIS ID: 2406810) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Waco is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cleveland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waco population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Waco, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 297
Daytime Population: Workers 86
Daytime Population: Residents 155
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 241
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 297
Population in Familes 251
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 378
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $34,297
Average Household Income $51,669
Per Capita Income $20,152


Total Housing Units 149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $130,769
Average Home Value $139,535


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.07% -0.68%
Households -1.12% -0.69%
Families -1.21% -0.94%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   5.38%

Waco, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waco to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 642 13th
Population Density # 523 29th
Diversity Index # 493 33rd
Median Household Income # 566 24th
Per Capita Income # 506 32nd

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