Wylie, TX
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Living in Wylie


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. 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 $88,450.00.

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 (13.63%), sales jobs (12.17%), and management occupations (10.86%).

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 33.88 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%): 34.10% of adults in Wylie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wylie in 2010 was $29,642, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $118,568 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 19.56% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wylie include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and French.

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