Wylie, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wylie, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wylie had a population of 45,900 as of July 1, 2015. Wylie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wylie is located at latitude 33.0358 and longitude -96.52 in Collin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wylie (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.12 sq. miles and a water area of 14.28 sq. miles. Collin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 558 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Wylie are located in Collin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Rockwall County, and Dallas County.

The City of Wylie has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wylie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Wylie, TX Boundary Map

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Wylie, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 45,900
Population in Households 45,738
Population in Familes 41,502
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 2,182
Diversity Index2 65
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 14,634
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 12,015
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 15,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,887 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,746 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $210,483
Average Home Value $223,791
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $82,700
Average Household Income $94,717
Per Capita Income $30,426
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.97% 2.3%
Households 1.93% 2.29%
Families 1.87% 2.19%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Wylie, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wylie to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 72 96th
Population Density1 # 264 85th
Diversity Index2 # 416 76th
Median Household Income # 146 92nd
Per Capita Income # 293 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.