Wylie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 47,701 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 $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.
Because of many things, Wylie is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wylie a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wylie has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Wylie is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Wylie, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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 English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Wylie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.