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Welcome to Waco ...

The town of Waco is located in Cleveland 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 316 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Waco is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Waco: (704) & (980)<6>

Websites for Waco ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.clevelandchamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Waco, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waco had an population of 316 people. This is a decrease of 1.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waco had a population of 321 people. This makes Waco the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 321 people, the population of Waco decreased 2.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 328 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, 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.

  • Gastonia [Gaston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
    • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<8>
  • Shelby [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Cleveland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,145 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<8>
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<8>
  • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Waco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<8>
    • Dallas [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas
      • Dallas [Gaston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the east of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<8>
    • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
      • Boiling Springs [Cleveland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boiling Springs<8>
    • Stanley [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Gaston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<8>
    • Lowell [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
      • Lowell [Gaston County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,744 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<8>
    • Ranlo [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranlo
      • Ranlo [Gaston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Waco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranlo

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Waco, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor 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 North Carolina (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Cleveland County: www.clevelandcounty.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Cleveland, 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 town'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>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Waco) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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: 35.3617, Longitude: -81.4287       In this case, the coordinates for Waco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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