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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

1,262

Households

422

Median Age

40

Population Growth Rate

3%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

535

Owner Occupied

281

Renter Occupied

141

Vacant

113

Median Home Value

$40,843


Average Home Value

$87,278

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$32,964

2021

$34,111

Average Household

2016

$44,058

2021

$45,436

Per Capita

2016

$15,917

2021

$16,363

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Average Commute Time

0 min.

Drive Alone

370

Carpooled

190

Public

27

Work At Home

0

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

595

Graduates

High School

223

Associates

5

Bachelor's

62

Graduate

38

Total Employed

1,001

Total Businesses

36

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, 2017-03-02

Setting New Trends in Healthcare

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Gonzales Healthcare Systems has set the gold standard as the first rural hospital in Texas, and only the second in the nation, to feature a state-of-the-art 3-D mammography machine in its Jane Johnson Women’s Imaging Center. The service attracts patients from Gonzales and surrounding counties, as well as close metropolitan cities such as Austin, seeking the benefits of this top notch technology.