Wichita Falls, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Wichita Falls, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita Falls had a population of 106,777 as of July 1, 2018. Wichita Falls ranks in the upper quartile for 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 33.9137 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, 2018)


Total Population 106,777
Population in Households 94,610
Population in Familes 74,489
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,167
Population Density2 1,479
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $46,722
Average Household Income $67,104
Per Capita Income $26,179


Total Housing Units 44,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,404 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,786 (42.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,086 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $114,777
Average Home Value $164,263


Total Households 39,190
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 24,287
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.26% 0.13%
Households 0.23% 0.15%
Families 0.18% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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, 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 # 37 98th
Population Density # 462 74th
Diversity Index # 443 75th
Median Household Income # 882 50th
Per Capita Income # 685 61st

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