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The City of Waelder is a small rural community located in Gonzales County and strategically located on Interstate Highway 10 and Highway 90 – between Houston to the east and San Antonio to the West.  It was named for Jacob Waelder, a prominent San Antonio attorney.  Waelder is home to a Cal-Maine Farms facility, the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States.

City of Waelder
830.788.7331
info@cityofwaelder.org

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Demographics

Total Population

1,211

Households

406

Median Age

40

Population Growth Rate

2%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Housing

Total Housing Units

513

Owner Occupied

271

Renter Occupied

135

Vacant

107

Median Home Value

$42,391


Average Home Value

$92,125

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Income

Median Household

2017

$31,754

2022

$31,596

Average Household

2017

$43,896

2022

$46,160

Per Capita

2017

$15,817

2022

$16,629

Cost of living

89.70%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

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Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

334

Carpooled

191

Public

19

Work At Home

6

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Workforce

Workers 16+

563

Graduates

High School

218

Associates

11

Bachelor's

64

Graduate

23

Total Employed

879

Total Businesses

27

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

300

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

1

Employed

2

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Top Ranking Producers of Eggs and Poultry Are Here

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Some of the largest players in the shell egg, broiler and breeding industries are located in the Guadalupe Valley including Holmes Foods, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc. and Cal-maine Foods, Inc. Millions of dollars in assets flow through these major operations day and night which include large hatcheries, feed mills, and processing plants dependent upon reliable electricity.