Wichita Falls, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wichita Falls, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita Falls had a population of 107,369 as of July 1, 2016. Wichita Falls 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 Wichita Falls is located at latitude 33.9067 and longitude -98.5259 in Wichita County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wichita Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 72.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wichita County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The City of Wichita Falls (GNIS ID: 2412261) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wichita Falls is located within Wichita Falls Division of Wichita County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wichita Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wichita Falls, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 107,369
Population in Households 95,336
Population in Familes 74,547
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,033
Population Density1 1,487
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 39,678
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 24,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 44,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,716 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,962 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,899 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $98,828
Average Home Value $145,826


Median Household Income $43,242
Average Household Income $61,568
Per Capita Income $24,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.31%
Households 0.5% 0.39%
Families 0.41% 0.31%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
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.

Wichita Falls, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wichita Falls to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 33 98th
Population Density1 # 442 75th
Diversity Index2 # 439 75th
Median Household Income # 922 47th
Per Capita Income # 732 58th

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