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Waco, Georgia

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Welcome to Waco ...

The city of Waco is located in Haralson County.

When the people of Waco refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wacoite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Waco has a population of 522 people<2> (see below for details).

Waco is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Waco lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Waco (for example, toward Fruithurst (AL)), you will soon leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Area Codes for Waco: (470)<4>, (678) & (770)

The ZIP code for Waco: 30182<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waco had a population of 516 people. This makes Waco the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 516 people, the population of Waco increased 10.02% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 469 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Waco had an population of 522 people. This is an increase of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.3% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waco.

Communities near Waco ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Waco and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2016
Fruithurst (AL)   [Map]   280   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ranburne (AL)   [Map]   407   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bowdon   [Map]   2,097   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Buchanan   [Map]   1,141   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Carrollton   [Map]   26,562   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mount Zion   [Map]   1,763   S   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Waco.

Communities Also Named Waco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Waco - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waco.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waco. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waco. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waco.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Waco:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waco ...

Looking for more information about Waco? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Waco.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Waco. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Haralson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waco. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Waco refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Waco may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waco.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Waco, area code (470, 678) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Waco.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Waco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Waco. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waco) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waco. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7026, Longitude: -85.1896     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Waco.