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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Wylie, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Wylie, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Wylie’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Wylie does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $81,799.00.

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, Wylie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wylie are a mix 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 (17.84%), sales jobs (13.37%), and management occupations (10.04%).

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.

One downside of living in Wylie, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Wylie are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.26% of adults in Wylie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wylie in 2010 was $28,834, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,336 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 18.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wylie include Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.

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