Wichita Falls, TX


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Wichita Falls is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 104,710 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Wichita Falls is the 30th largest community in Texas.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Wichita Falls, employing 8.86% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Retail industries employ 17.48% and 13.04% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

One of the benefits of Wichita Falls is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.17 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Wichita Falls citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.18% of adults in Wichita Falls have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wichita Falls in 2010 was $22,768, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,072 for a family of four. However, Wichita Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wichita Falls is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wichita Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wichita Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wichita Falls also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wichita Falls include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Wichita Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.