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West is a city in McLennan County, in the Waco metro area.
The community was named after Thomas W. West, landholder who sold property to the railroad.
The latitude of West is 31.802N. The longitude is -97.091W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 650 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,699.
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15% of West residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West was $15,421, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of West residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in West, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Libraries in West include West Public Library ... View libraries
McLennan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West political report.
The average commute time for West workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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