Lorena, Texas

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Lorena is a city in McLennan County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,433 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Waco Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Lorena is located at 31°22′57″N 97°12′47″W / 31.382482°N 97.212998°W / 31.382482; -97.212998 (31.382482, -97.212998).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,433 people, 537 households, and 417 families residing in the city. The population density was 444.8 people per square mile (171.8/km2). There were 551 housing units at an average density of 171.0/sq mi (66.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.21% White, 0.98% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 3.07% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.86% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,891, and the median income for a family was $54,083. Males had a median income of $37,560 versus $27,647 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,315. About 3.1% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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