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Time Zone: McLennan County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Waco is the Seat for McLennan County.

McLennan County was founded in 1850. McLennan was created by taking area from Limestone and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> McLennan had a population of 233,378 people. This is an increase of 9.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 213,517 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, McLennan represented 1.02% of the total population of Texas, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 254 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010234,906+10.02%+0.65% since 2009
2009233,378+9.3%+1.1% since 2008
2008230,849+8.12%+1.14% since 2007
2000213,517The Last Census

More information can be found on the McLennan County Census Page for McLennan County.


Below are some of the communities located in McLennan County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for McLennan County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Waco   126,222113,72610.99% increase  
Hewitt   13,58811,08522.58% increase  
Robinson   10,5227,84534.12% increase  
Bellmead   9,6549,2144.78% increase  
Woodway   8,8428,7331.25% increase  

Websites for McLennan County

Official Website:   www.co.mclennan.tx.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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