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"Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas"
Waxahachie is a city in Ellis County, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for a local stream; the word is an Indian term translated as "cow or buffalo creek."
The latitude of Waxahachie is 32.386N. The longitude is -96.848W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 558 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,915.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Waxahachie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ellis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dallas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75165 ZIP code.
11% of Waxahachie residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waxahachie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waxahachie was $19,003, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Waxahachie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Waxahachie include Ellis County Courthouse Historic District, North Rogers Street Historic District, Oldham Avenue Historic District, West End Historic District, Wyatt Street Shotgun House Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Waxahachie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $495. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $930.
Libraries in Waxahachie include Nicholas P Sims Library & Lyceum ... View libraries
Newspapers in Waxahachie include Waxahachie Daily Light
Ellis County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Waxahachie political report.
The average commute time for Waxahachie workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waxahachie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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