New Waverly, Texas

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New Waverly is a city in Walker County, Texas, United States. The population was 950 at the 2000 census.



New Waverly is located at 30°32′21″N 95°28′48″W / 30.53917°N 95.48°W / 30.53917; -95.48 (30.539226, -95.479862)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²) of it is land and 0.44% is water.


In 2002 the New Waverly area's largest employer was Louisiana-Pacific's large plywood-manufacturing mill. As of that year most residents traveled to Conroe, Huntsville, and/or Willis to buy goods.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 950 people, 378 households, and 255 families residing in the city. The population density was 423.4 people per square mile (163.7/km²). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 186.3/sq mi (72.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 62.21% White, 31.47% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 4.00% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.68% of the population.

There were 378 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 19.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.4 males.

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