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Waxahachie

Population: 30,680 | Area: 41.1 sq mi
Photo By City of Waxahachie

The city's pitch: "Waxahachie continues to be an attractive area for developers and individuals to locate. In 2010, over $34 million in commercial development and over $20 million in residential development was completed. Waxahachie is also an attractive tourist destination. The charm of the historic homes and buildings brings thousands of visitors to the city each year. While here, visitors enjoy numerous unique shopping opportunities, including antiques, specialty shops and boutiques. In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the 'Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.' Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful pink crape myrtles in full bloom. Waxahachie’s year-round attractions and festivals include the Mardi Gras Parade and Ball, Gingerbread Trail in June, Rotary Cow Creek Country Classic Bike Ride in June, Crape Myrtle Festival in July, Texas Country Reporter Festival in October, and the World War II Reenactment in November, which celebrates Veterans’ Day. December offers an array of activities with the Victorian Christmas Festival, Candlelight Tour of Homes, and Bethlehem Revisited. Waxahachie continues to benefit from its convenient location at the intersection of Interstate 35 and US 287."

Demographics

  • Median Age: 31.7
  • Population Growth: 4.6 %
  • Population Density: 746.5 ppl/sq mile

Schools

  • School District: Waxahachie ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 78%
  • Average SAT Score: 965

Crime:

  • Violent Crime Rate: 2.768 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 32.5 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $140,678