Wylie, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wylie, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wylie had a population of 50,124 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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, 2017.

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Wylie, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 50,124
Daytime Population: Workers 12,184
Daytime Population: Residents 25,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,367
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 49,955
Population in Familes 45,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density2 2,373
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $78,784
Average Household Income $91,492
Per Capita Income $29,239


Total Housing Units 16,365 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,807 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,042 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 517 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $192,577
Average Home Value $216,470


Total Households 15,848
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 12,992
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.71% 3.12%
Households 2.55% 3.04%
Families 2.5% 2.95%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2017 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 # 70 96th
Population Density # 245 86th
Diversity Index # 393 77th
Median Household Income # 175 90th
Per Capita Income # 449 74th

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