Mount Calm, Texas

Mount Calm, Texas

According to, Mount Calm, Texas is located in Central Texas, approximately thirty miles southwest of Waco. The city lies in the heart of Hill Country, surrounded by rolling hills and lush vegetation. The climate here is generally mild and pleasant, with hot summers and mild winters.

The history of the city dates back to 1881 when it was founded as a small ranching community. Since then it has grown steadily and now covers an area of about five square miles. Politically, Mount Calm is a part of Hill County and follows the same county government structure as other cities in the area.

The economy of Mount Calm is largely based on agriculture, with most citizens working in some capacity related to farming or ranching. There are also several small businesses in town that cater to travelers passing through on their way to Waco or other nearby cities.

Mount Calm is home to two schools: Mount Calm High School and Mount Calm Elementary School. Both schools offer a wide range of courses for students ranging from kindergarten through twelfth grade. In addition to these schools, there are also several private schools in town that specialize in different areas such as music, art, or sports training.

Mount Calm has several landmarks that make it unique among other cities in Central Texas. The most prominent landmark is the old courthouse which was built in 1895 and still stands today as a reminder of the city’s rich history and culture. Other points of interest include the old railroad depot, an old water tower, and an old windmill which have all been preserved since their construction many years ago.

Population: 310. Estimated population in July 2020: 341 (+10.0% change)
Males: 144 (46.5%), Females: 166 (53.5%)

Hill County

Zip code: 76673

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $31,591
Median house value: $32,700

Races in Mount Calm:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.6%)
  • Black (13.5%)
  • Hispanic (11.3%)
  • Other race (8.4%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (16.5%), English (10.6%), German (6.1%), United States (2.9%), Czech (1.9%).

Land area: 0.8 square miles

Mount Calm, Texas


Mount Calm, Texas is a small rural town located in Hill County. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Mount Calm was 1,168. The gender makeup of the town was 49.7% male and 50.3% female. The median age for residents was 45 years old with nearly 21% of the population under 18 years of age and over 20% of the population over 65 years of age.

The racial makeup of Mount Calm was 96.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races with Hispanic or Latino making up 4.6%. The majority (90%) of Mount Calm residents identified as Christian with no other religious affiliations making up the remaining 10%. Education levels were also high with 90% having a high school diploma or higher and nearly 30% having a bachelor’s degree or higher level education.

The median household income in Mount Calm is $38,750 which is lower than the national average but higher than most rural towns in the area due to its proximity to larger cities such as Waco and Austin which provide more job opportunities for residents in Mount Calm. In addition to this, Mount Calm has a strong agricultural economy which relies heavily on farming and ranching for its economic success as well as providing jobs for many local residents who work on these farms and ranches throughout Hill County and beyond.

For population 25 years and over in Mount Calm

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Calm city

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

0.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +14 (+4.7%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Mount Calm:

  • DE PAUL CENTER (about 24 miles; WACO, TX)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Calm:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 26 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 73 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)

Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Calm:

  • WINGS FOR CHRIST INTL FLIGHT ACADEMY (about 14 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: 73F)
  • TSTC WACO (about 16 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: CNW)
  • HILLSBORO MUNI (about 27 miles; HILLSBORO, TX; Abbreviation: 5T5)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Calm:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 18 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 38 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 56 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 63 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE (about 68 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,029)

Public primary/middle school in Mount Calm:

  • MOUNT CALM EL (Students: 113; Location: COLLEGE ST; Grades: PK – 08)


Library in Mount Calm:

  • MOUNT CALM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,839; Location: 222 ALLYN AVE; 12,793 books; 182 video materials; 21 serial subscriptions)