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Wichita Falls, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita Falls had a population of 106,339 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Wichita Falls is located at latitude 33.9137 and longitude -98.4934 in Wichita County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wichita Falls 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.


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Wichita Falls, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wichita Falls, TX Housing Affordability Index is 156
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wichita Falls, TX Wealth Index is 52
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 106,339
Population in Households 93,973
Population in Familes 73,607
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,366
Population Density 1,478
Diversity Index1 66
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,677
Average Household Income $57,375
Per Capita Income $21,924
Wealth Index3 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 44,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,804 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,321 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,165 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $116,341
Housing Affordability Index2 156
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 39,125
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 24,266
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.2% -0.03%
Households 0.2% 0.0%
Families 0.17% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Wichita Falls, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wichita Falls to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 40 98th
Population Density # 452 74th
Diversity Index # 443 74th
Median Household Income # 1142 35th
Per Capita Income # 1076 38th

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