Wylie, TX
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Wylie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 49,826 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wylie is the 72nd largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Wylie was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Wylie economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Wylie, where the median household income is $82,139.00.

Wylie real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Wylie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Wylie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Wylie is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wylie who work in office and administrative support (15.72%), sales jobs (12.02%), and management occupations (11.12%).

Also of interest is that Wylie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Wylie is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wylie’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Wylie, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Wylie is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.77% of adults in Wylie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wylie in 2010 was $28,624, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,496 for a family of four. However, Wylie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wylie is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wylie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wylie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wylie also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wylie include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Wylie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.