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Welcome to Waco ...

The city of Waco is located in Haralson County<1>.

The location of Waco has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Waco refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wacoite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waco has a population of 524 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waco.

Waco is 1,260 feet [384 m] above sea level.<5>.

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).

Telephone area codes for Waco: (470)<6>, (678) & (770).

The ZIP code for Waco: 30182<7>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waco had an population of 524 people. This is an increase of 1.55% since the 2010 Census.

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

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

Adding Waco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waco in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waco was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Waco on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waco on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Waco ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waco.

  • Carrollton [Carroll County]
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    • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the southeast of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,450 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<9>
  • Villa Rica [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villa Rica
    • Villa Rica [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the east of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,795 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villa Rica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Villa Rica<9>
  • Temple [Carroll County]
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    • Temple [Carroll County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the east of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,044 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Temple<9>
  • Hart Town [Carroll County]
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    • Hart Town [Carroll County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the east of Waco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,437 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hart Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hart Town
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tyus [Carroll County]
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      • Tyus [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the south of Waco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,525 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyus
    • Tallapoosa [Haralson County]
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      • Tallapoosa [Haralson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the northwest of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallapoosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallapoosa<9>
    • Bowdon [Carroll County]
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      • Bowdon [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the south of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,089 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon<9>
    • Mount Zion [Carroll County]
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      • Mount Zion [Carroll County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<8> to the south of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Zion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Zion<9>
    • Buchanan [Haralson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Haralson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the north of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<9>
    • Fairlawn Estates [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn Estates
      • Fairlawn Estates [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<8> to the south of Waco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairlawn Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn Estates

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waco. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waco.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waco.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waco. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waco, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waco.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

The official website for Haralson County: www.haralsoncountyga.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Haralson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waco.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waco - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Of the area codes for Waco, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<7>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).
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 WacoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7026, Longitude: -85.1896       In this case, the coordinates for Waco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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