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Waelder, Texas
Site of a former community in Waelder
Site of a former community in Waelder
Location of Waelder, Texas
Location of Waelder, Texas
Gonzales County Waelder.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County Gonzales
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
381 ft (116 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,065
 • Density 819.2/sq mi (322.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
78959
Area code(s) 830
FIPS code 48-76024
GNIS feature ID 1377190

Waelder ( WELL-der) is a town in Gonzales County, Texas, United States. The population was 1065 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Waelder is located at 29°41′37″N 97°17′54″W / 29.69361°N 97.29833°W / 29.69361; -97.29833 (29.693658, -97.298288).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.78% is water.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Waelder has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Cemetery(saturn-tx)2015-1
A cemetery near town

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 388
1920 894
1930 1,048 17.2%
1940 1,018 −2.9%
1950 1,275 25.2%
1960 1,270 −0.4%
1970 1,138 −10.4%
1980 942 −17.2%
1990 745 −20.9%
2000 947 27.1%
2010 1,065 12.5%
Est. 2015 1,106 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1065 people, 362 households, and 255 families residing in the city. The population density was 819.2 people per square mile (322.7/km²). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 322.9/mi² (124.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.2% White, 13.3% African American, 1.2% Native American, 33.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 77.6% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 8.9% were made up of individuals 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.4.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 49, 19.4% from 50 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.9 years. For every 100 females there were 110.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.1 males.

The median income for a household in the Waelder was $24,152, and the median income for a family was $39,792. Its per capita income was $11,417. Full-time, year-round working males had a median income of $28,487 versus $15,969 for full-time, year-round working females. About 13.4% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 36.9% of those age 65 or over.

Business

Waelder is home to the J Bar B Foods factory, where meat products are produced and shipped to local stores. Waelder was recently featured in a "My H-E-B" commercial.

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