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Woodway, Texas
Location of Woodway, Texas
Location of Woodway, Texas
McLennan County Woodway.svg
Country United States
State Texas
County McLennan
 • Total 6.58 sq mi (17.05 km2)
 • Land 6.57 sq mi (17.01 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
633 ft (193 m)
 • Total 8,452
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,373.73/sq mi (530.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 254
FIPS code 48-80224
GNIS feature ID 1371942

Woodway is a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,452 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Woodway is located at 31°30′11″N 97°13′26″W / 31.50306°N 97.22389°W / 31.50306; -97.22389 (31.503066, -97.223812).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,244
1970 4,819 287.4%
1980 7,091 47.1%
1990 8,695 22.6%
2000 8,733 0.4%
2010 8,452 −3.2%
2019 (est.) 9,024 6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,733 people, 3,382 households, and 2,759 families residing in the city. Of this population 49.38% were male and 50.62% were female. The population density was 1,324.1 people per square mile (510.9/km2). There were 3,481 housing units at an average density of 527.8 per square mile (203.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.71% White, 2.23% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.78% of the population.

There were 3,382 households, out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.1% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 33.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $70,139, and the median income for a family was $80,161. Males had a median income of $57,363 versus $30,822 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,306. About 2.6% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.


Woodway was named by a committee of citizens in the early 1950s. The city of Waco was trying to annex the area, and a group of citizens got together and formed "Woodway". Woodway was named by Louisa Mehaffey, a longtime resident of the Rainbow Lake area, who thought it was an appropriate tribute to the lush oak and cedar forests in the area.

Points of interest

The Carleen Bright Arboretum (15 acres (61,000 m2)) is an arboretum with gardens located at 9001 Bosque Boulevard in Woodway. It is open daily without fee. The arboretum is named in honor of Carleen Bright. The site contains 6 acres (24,000 m2) of gardens, an amphitheater with covered gazebo, a small chapel, and a rental facility. Cardinals, the official bird of Woodway, are sometimes seen in the arboretum.


The city of Woodway is served by the Midway Independent School District.

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