McLennan County, Texas

McLennan County: County in Texas, United States

About

McLennan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 234,906 and a population density of 86 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 259,730 inhabitants. Its county seat is Waco. The county was created 174 years ago in 1849.

McLennan County is located in central Texas along the Brazos River. It was established in 1850 and named for Neil McLennan, an early settler and Ranger captain.

The city of Waco became the county seat in 1849. Waco began as a frontier fort and trading post, eventually growing into a commercial hub in central Texas.

Key Facts About McLennan County Today

Population: As of 2021, over 260,000 people live in McLennan County. The Waco metro area has about 277,000 residents.

Major Industries: Key industries today include education, manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace, and retail. Major employers are Baylor University, L3Harris, Walmart, and Providence Health Center.

Attractions: Top attractions are the Waco Suspension Bridge, Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, and Dr Pepper Museum.

Things to See and Do in McLennan County

Some top attractions and activities in McLennan County include:

  • Visiting the massive Cameron Park Zoo in Waco
  • Touring the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Walking across the historic 1869 Waco Suspension Bridge
  • Trying the sodas at the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco
  • Exploring the shops, restaurants, and music venues in downtown Waco

Home to Baylor University and a burgeoning tourism scene, McLennan County offers a mix of Texas history, culture, and outdoor fun in central Texas.

McLennan County locator map
Location of McLennan County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about McLennan County

Population : 259,730 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : McLean County, McLean County, McLean County
Area : 2746 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.2%
Land as percent of area : 97.8%
Named for : Neil McLennan
Altitude : 558 feet / 170 meters
Capital : Waco
Establishment : January 01, 1850
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 11:46:44 (2nd March 2024)
Density : 95 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.56% (2010-2020)
Mcclennan courthouse image
Mcclennan courthouse
Mcclennan courthouse image

Geography

McLennan County is located at 31°33'9"N 97°12'6"W (31.5523800, -97.2017900). It has 5 neighbors: Bell County, Bosque County, Coryell County, Falls County and Limestone County.

McLennan County map

The largest city of McLennan County is Waco with a population of 141,377. Other cities include, Hewitt population 15,113, Robinson population 12,091, Bellmead population 10,835 and Woodway population 9,077. See all McLennan County cities & populated places.

McLennan County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in McLennan County.

City Name Population Title
Waco 141,377 The 11th most populous city in Texas.
Hewitt 15,113 City in Texas, United States
Robinson 12,091 City in Texas, USA
Bellmead 10,835 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Woodway 9,077 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Lacy-Lakeview 6,803 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
McGregor 5,413 City in Texas
West 2,969 City in McLennan County, Texas
Mart 1,983 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Beverly Hills 1,980 Town in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Northcrest 1,785 City in Texas, United States of America
Lorena 1,756 City in Texas
Bruceville-Eddy 1,704 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Moody 1,433 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Gholson 1,127 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States
Riesel 1,049 City in McLennan County, Texas, United States

McLennan County has 5 neighbours.

  • Waco

Demographics

The population of McLennan County increased by 9.56% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 234,906 - census
2011 237,852 1.24% estimation process
2012 239,368 0.63% estimation process
2013 241,443 0.86% estimation process
2014 243,166 0.71% estimation process
2015 245,444 0.93% estimation process
2016 247,553 0.85% estimation process
2017 251,631 1.62% estimation process
2018 254,196 1.01% estimation process
2019 256,623 0.95% estimation process
2020 259,730 1.2% estimation process

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People born in McLennan County (6)

People born in McLennan County, including actor Amick Byram, First licensed female physician in Waco, Texas Hallie Earle, politician Jim Dunnam, .

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