Waco is a middle sized city located in central Texas. As of 2010, Waco had a population of 124,805 people, making it one of the top twenty five most populated cities in the entire state. The metropolitan area for Waco is nearly double that number, at 234,906. Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, and is known for being located about halfway between Dallas and Austin, two major Texas cities. Waco has a long history, and was occupied by Native Americans in the early 1800s.
Most people in the city of Waco get around by using their own vehicles. There are plenty of major highways in the area, since the city is located halfway between two major cities. Interstate 35, US Highway 84, and State Highway 31 all run through the Waco area. Waco also has three regional airports—the Waco Regional Airport, the TSTC Waco Airport, and the McGregor Executive Airport. There is a limited bus service operated within the city, called the Waco Transit System.