Wylie, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Wylie, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wylie had a population of 52,169 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2412311) 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 Wylie is located within Plano Division of Collin County.

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Wylie, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 52,169
Population in Households 51,989
Population in Familes 47,391
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 2,470
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $79,511
Average Household Income $92,320
Per Capita Income $29,506


Total Housing Units 16,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,404 (79.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,111 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 443 ( 2.6%)
Median Home Value $206,014
Average Home Value $227,413


Total Households 16,515
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 13,552
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.87% 2.82%
Households 2.75% 2.71%
Families 2.71% 2.63%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Wylie, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wylie to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 69 96th
Population Density # 237 87th
Diversity Index # 392 78th
Median Household Income # 183 90th
Per Capita Income # 459 74th

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