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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

2017

$32,964

2022

$34,111

Average Household

2017

$44,058

2022

$45,436

Per Capita

2017

$15,917

2022

$16,363

Cost of living

89.70%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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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

Serving Up Sweet and Spicy in the Guadalupe Valley

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Adams Extract made the Red Velvet Cake a household name across America in the 1920’s when it first served consumers its red dye for this infamous recipe. In the 1950’s, they had another first introducing the 4-pack of food coloring. After 125 years, this major manufacturer operates out of a 90,000 square foot facility in Gonzales, TX and continues to serve up sweet and spicy goodness to families under over 13 brand names.