Woodway

Woodway, or Woodway Village, is adjacent to the southwestern city limits of Waco between U.S. Highway 84 and State Highway 6, in west central McLennan County. It began as a small community on U.S. Highway 84 in the late 1940s and early 1950s but grew so rapidly that in 1955 residents voted to incorporate as Woodway Village in order to keep up with the demand for street building and other public improvements. The community became the city of Woodway in 1973. A few businesses were located in Woodway, but there were no industries; most of the work force commuted to nearby Waco. The population grew from 1,244 in 1960 to 4,819 in 1970 and to 5,660 in 1980. In 1990 it was 8,695. The population was 8,733 in 2000.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Woodway is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • [-Village]

Locations

  • Latitude
    31.49863160
    Longitude
    -97.23160800

Has Post Office

No

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Woodway by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Woodway
Pop. Year Source
9,250 2019 Texas Demographic Center
8,452 2010 Texas Demographic Center
8,733 2000 Texas Demographic Center
8,695 1990 Texas Demographic Center
7,091 1980 Texas Demographic Center
4,819 1970 Texas Demographic Center
1,244 1960 Texas Demographic Center