Wichita Falls, TX

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2020 Population
104,657
0.362% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
32.4
2.11% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
19.7%
6.99% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$47,335
0.297% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$104,800
2.34% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
44,030
1.25% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Wichita Falls, TX had a population of 105k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $47,335. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wichita Falls, TX grew from 104,279 to 104,657, a 0.362% increase and its median household income declined from $47,476 to $47,335, a −0.297% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita Falls, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.7%), White (Hispanic) (14.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Other (Hispanic) (3.93%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3%).

None of the households in Wichita Falls, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Wichita Falls, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wichita Falls, TX are Midwestern State University (1,427 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Wichita Falls, TX was $104,800, and the homeownership rate was 56.5%.

Most people in Wichita Falls, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita Falls, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wichita Falls, TX is home to a population of 105k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 8% of Wichita Falls, TX residents were born outside of the country (8.36k people).

In 2020, there were 4.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.5k people) in Wichita Falls, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.2k White (Hispanic) and 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2020 Citizenship
95.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.5% of Wichita Falls, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita Falls, TX was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita Falls, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    62.5k ± 716
  2. White (Hispanic)
    15.2k ± 896
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 539
21.9%
Hispanic Population
22.9k people

In 2020, there were 4.11 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (62.5k people) in Wichita Falls, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.2k White (Hispanic) and 12.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.9% of the people in Wichita Falls, TX are hispanic (22.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wichita Falls, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.36k people
8.43%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
8.82k people

As of 2018, 8% of Wichita Falls, TX residents (8.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wichita Falls, TX was 8.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,520 ± 628
  2. Vietnam
    2,090 ± 277
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,784 ± 387

Wichita Falls, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wichita Falls, TX employs 44k people. The largest industries in Wichita Falls, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,275 people), Retail Trade (5,964 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,979 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,644), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,248), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,131).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

44k
2020 Value
± 1,682
1.25%
1 Year growth
± 5.02%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wichita Falls, TX grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 43.5k employees to 44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita Falls, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,776 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,576 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,355 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita Falls, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44k
2020 Value
± 1,682
1.25%
1 Year growth
± 5.02%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wichita Falls, TX grew at a rate of 1.25%, from 43.5k employees to 44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita Falls, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,275 people), Retail Trade (5,964 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,979 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wichita Falls, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wichita Falls, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,008
Median earning men ± $2,626
$25,043
Median earning women ± $1,350

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,233), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,578), and Manufacturing ($47,331).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($60,638), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,464), and Wholesale Trade ($48,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Wichita Falls, TX awarded 1,427 degrees. The student population of Wichita Falls, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,147 male students and 3,713 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita Falls, TX are White (719 and 56.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (252 and 19.9%), Black or African American (178 and 14%), and Asian (53 and 4.18%).

The largest universities in Wichita Falls, TX by number of degrees awarded are Midwestern State University (1,427 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wichita Falls, TX are Registered Nursing (175 and 12.3%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (168 and 11.8%), and Radiographer (131 and 9.18%).

The median tuition cost in Wichita Falls, TX for a public four year colleges is $5,708 for in-state students and $7,658 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Wichita Falls, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 5,860 (36.6% men and 63.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 5,860 students enrolled in Wichita Falls, TX, 36.6% men and 63.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,874 records, of which 65.7% were women and 34.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 175 degree-majors awarded
  2. 168 degree-majors awarded
  3. 126 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita Falls, TX was Registered Nursing with 175 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wichita Falls, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,427 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midwestern State University with 1,427 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 501 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita Falls, TX, which is 0.541 times less than the 926 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 719 degrees mean that there were 2.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 252 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,708) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,873) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,050) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wichita Falls, TX was $104,800 in 2020, which is 0.456 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $102,400 to $104,800, a 2.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita Falls, TX is 56.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wichita Falls, TX have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wichita Falls, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wichita Falls, TX is $47,335. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Wichita Falls, TX was Census Tract 134.01 with a value of $81,250, followed by Census Tract 118 and Census Tract 133, with respective values of $74,844 and $72,500.

Property

$104,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,246
$21,075
Median Property Taxes
±$1,003

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita Falls, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wichita Falls, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.5%
Homeownership
2020
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.5% of the housing units in Wichita Falls, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 134.01
  2. Census Tract 118
  3. Census Tract 133

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita Falls, TX was Census Tract 134.01 with a value of $81,250, followed by Census Tract 118 and Census Tract 133, with respective values of $74,844 and $72,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Wichita Falls, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,335
Median Household Income
± $2,549
37.3k
Number of Households
± 1,435

In 2020, the median household income of the 37.3k households in Wichita Falls, TX declined from $47,335 from the previous year's value of $47,476.

The following chart displays the households in Wichita Falls, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wichita Falls, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73%)
  2. Carpooled (9.84%)
  3. Walked (9.41%)

In 2020, 73% of workers in Wichita Falls, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.84%) and those who walked to work (9.41%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita Falls, TX have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Wichita Falls, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wichita Falls, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wichita Falls, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita Falls, TX (17.9k out of 90.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wichita Falls, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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84.2% of the population of Wichita Falls, TX has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 9.62% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 5.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Wichita County, TX see 1295 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.77% decrease from the previous year (1389 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1247 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 627 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,295 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wichita County, TX

Primary care physicians in Wichita County, TX see an average of 1,295 patients per year. This represents a 6.77% decrease from the previous year (1,389 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wichita County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

15.8%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
9.62%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
5.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita Falls, TX grew by 6.54% from 14.9% to 15.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wichita Falls, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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