Wylie, TX
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Wylie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 46,708 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wylie is the 72nd largest community in Texas. Wylie has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Wylie, where the median household income is $83,594.00.

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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wylie is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (17.61%), sales jobs (13.10%), and management occupations (11.11%).

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 33.73 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: 34.69% of adults in Wylie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wylie in 2010 was $28,869, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,476 for a family of four. However, Wylie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wylie is a very 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 16.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wylie include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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