Wylie, TX
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Wylie profile


Living in Wylie


Wylie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 51,585 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 $93,637.00.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wylie who work in office and administrative support (12.34%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (9.87%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wylie, the average commute to work is 34.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Wylie citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.10% of adults in Wylie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wylie in 2018 was $31,295, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,180 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 20.41% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wylie include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wylie's cultural character, accounting for 15.88% of the city’s population.

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