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Wichita County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2017: 132,000 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 131,664 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,752
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,467
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 30,192
Renter-occupied apartments: 18,797 (it was 18,249 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

36%

Land area: 628 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 210 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Wichita County: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (18.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 27%
  • Government: 40%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Wichita County, TX (2017)
    • 85,66665.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 25,29919.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 13,55410.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0332.3%Two or more races
    • 2,0271.5%Asian alone
    • 1,2130.9%Some other race alone
    • 1,1200.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 880.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years
Males: 68,199  (51.7%)
Females: 63,801  (48.3%)
Average household size:
Wichita County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,295 ($33,780 in 1999)
This county:

$43,295
Texas:

$59,206

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $624 (lower quartile is $508, upper quartile is $787)
This county:

$624
State:

$843


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,700 (it was $59,700 in 2000)
Wichita:

$100,700
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,300 - $157,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $173,603
Here:

$173,603
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $167,132
Here:

$167,132
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $720,039
Here:

$720,039
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,892,260
Here:

$1,892,260
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $213,899
Here:

$213,899
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $48,140
Here:

$48,140
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $33,184
Here:

$33,184
State:

$60,875

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,149
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $399

Institutionalized population: 5,452

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 87
  • Auto thefts: 23

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 67
  • Thefts: 79
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Health of residents in Wichita County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
64.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
64.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 195 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 1998: 156 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1999: 201 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 211 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2001: 229 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2002: 248 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2003: 310 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2004: 309 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2005: 296 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2006: 303 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2007: 209 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2008: 140 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2009: 161 buildings, average cost: $172,100
  • 2010: 145 buildings, average cost: $193,900
  • 2011: 111 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2012: 118 buildings, average cost: $252,400
  • 2013: 108 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2014: 93 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2015: 72 buildings, average cost: $237,000
  • 2016: 86 buildings, average cost: $260,800
  • 2017: 100 buildings, average cost: $257,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Wichita, TX residents
Average permit cost in Wichita, TX
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,631 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,402 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Wichita, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wichita, TX in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Wichita, TX in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.1%
Wichita County:

17.1%
Texas:

14.7%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 13.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.2% for American Indian residents, 22.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 40.3% for other race residents, 21.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 33.9 years old
(Males: 32.2 years old, Females: 36.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.5 years old, Black residents: 28.3 years old, American Indian residents: 24.9 years old, Asian residents: 24.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 28.8 years old)

Area name: Wichita Falls, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wichita County is $459 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $768 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park, Electra, Pleasant Valley, Cashion Community.

Wichita County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Roosevelt County, New Mexico , Newberry County, South Carolina , Richland County, South Carolina , DeKalb County, Georgia , Tunica County, Mississippi , Wilkes County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Texas:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Wichita, TX
County total employment by year in Wichita, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Wichita, TX

Current college students: 8,736
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,922 (34.8% naturalized citizens)

Wichita County:

6.8%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,0252010 or later
  • 2,8862000 to 2009
  • 1,8521990 to 1999
  • 1,8151980 to 1989
  • 1,2121970 to 1979
  • 949Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.0%

Wichita County marital status for males Wichita County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,971
  • One, attached: 775
  • Two: 1,160
  • 3 or 4: 2,510
  • 5 to 9: 2,270
  • 10 to 19: 3,172
  • 20 to 49: 1,485
  • 50 or more: 1,171
  • Mobile homes: 3,417
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 67

Housing units in Wichita County with a mortgage: 14,498 (0 second mortgage, 253 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,613

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Wichita County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,669154
Catholic11,6997
Mainline Protestant9,20527
Black Protestant2,95713
Other2,4728
Orthodox1442
None43,354-
Wichita County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Wichita County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
This county:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Wichita County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 90
This county:

7.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Wichita County:

10.2%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Wichita County:

26.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Wichita County:

Average size of farms: 498 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $26,121
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $97.80
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $30,097
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.58%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,002
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.40%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.10%
All wheat for grain: 53650 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 9254 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 222 acres

Earthquake activity:

Wichita County-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.0 miles away from Wichita County center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 376.1 miles away from Wichita County center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4223: May 29, 2015, FEMA Id: 4223, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Texas Sisk Road Fire, Incident Period: April 29, 2011 to May 01, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 2905, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wichita Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 20, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 2891, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: April 06, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1999: July 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Electra West Fire, Incident Period: April 09, 2009 to April 14, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 10, 2009, FEMA Id: 2805, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 16, 2007 to August 03, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1709: June 29, 2007, FEMA Id: 1709, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Wichita County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 8, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wichita

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 53,050 (78.9%)
  • Carpooled: 4,278 (6.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 462 (0.7%)
  • Ferryboat: 327 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,782 (2.7%)
  • Bicycle: 64 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 5,014 (7.5%)
  • Worked at home: 2,362 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (42%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Nigeria (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • India (2%)
  • Italy (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Wichita County


  • American (14%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • African (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Wichita County, Texas in 2000:

  • 4,652 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 3,654 people in state prisons
  • 916 people in nursing homes
  • 653 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 493 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 249 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 123 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 75 people in other group homes
  • 69 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 69 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 44 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 42 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 37 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 12 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

People in group quarters in Wichita County, Texas in 2010:

  • 5,487 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 3,627 people in state prisons
  • 1,190 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 802 people in college/university student housing
  • 553 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 135 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 97 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 32 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 25 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,356.

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Texas average:

7.43%


0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,028 average AGI)
Wichita County:

0.13%
Texas average:

0.08%

3.38% relocated from other counties in Texas ($21,631 average AGI)
3.07% relocated from other states ($20,227 average AGI)
Wichita County:

3.07%
Texas average:

2.52%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Tarrant County, TX  0.35% ($36,709 average AGI)
from Clay County, TX  0.31% ($34,449)
from Archer County, TX  0.28% ($51,927)
from Dallas County, TX  0.24% ($44,056)
from Wilbarger County, TX  0.17% ($40,693)
from Denton County, TX  0.16% ($41,644)
from Comanche County, OK  0.13% ($30,356)


7.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,783 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Texas average:

7.26%


0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,046 average AGI)
Wichita County:

0.20%
Texas average:

0.08%

3.99% relocated to other counties in Texas ($25,098 average AGI)
3.58% relocated to other states ($20,640 average AGI)
Wichita County:

3.58%
Texas average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tarrant County, TX  0.55% ($40,228 average AGI)
to Dallas County, TX  0.38% ($38,424)
to Clay County, TX  0.33% ($45,182)
to Archer County, TX  0.31% ($62,616)
to Denton County, TX  0.24% ($48,486)
to Collin County, TX  0.18% ($58,063)
to Bexar County, TX  0.17% ($45,513)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Wichita County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Wichita County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Wichita County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Wichita County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Wichita County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wichita County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wichita County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Wichita County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Wichita County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 19,609 (16,201 aged, 3,408 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,172 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Wichita County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,458)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,429)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,296)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,059)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (847)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (684)
  • Unspecified dementia (480)
  • Congestive heart failure (373)
  • Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified (364)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (333)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,719
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 361
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 76,681

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,537
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,087
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 64.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.6
  • Other - 24.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 131.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.5
  • Suffocation - 26.3
  • Poisoning - 25.2
  • Other - 6.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 132,000
  • In family households: 93,821 (15,132 male householders, 14,266 female householders)
    20,240 spouses, 34,738 children (32,527 natural, 908 adopted, 1,303 stepchildren), 2,514 grandchildren, 1,303 brothers or sisters, 860 parents, 3,033 other relatives, 1,735 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 22,724 (8,888 male householders (7,561 living alone)), 10,096 female householders (8,999 living alone)), 3,740 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 15,455

Size of family households: 13,999 2-persons, 6,286 3-persons, 4,889 4-persons, 3,231 5-persons, 664 6-persons, 329 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,560 1-person, 1,996 2-persons, 308 3-persons, 120 4-persons.

17,559 married couples with children.
8,871 single-parent households (2,273 men, 6,598 women).

85.8% of residents of Wichita speak English at home.
10.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,210,379,000 ($9,507 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $546,548,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $394,270,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $155,190,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,968,000
Federal grants: $128,333,000
Federal procurement contracts: $173,331,000 ($146,143,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $354,288,000 ($330,911,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,054,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $88,573,000
Federal Government insurance: $161,049,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,798
Here:

78 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,736
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,298
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -9,973
Here -79 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Wichita County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.35 millions of gallons per day (48% from ground, 52% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Wichita County, Texas
  • Year house built in Wichita County, Texas
  • 4232014 or later
  • 8832010 to 2013
  • 3,8752000 to 2009
  • 4,5681990 to 1999
  • 6,3031980 to 1989
  • 9,0741970 to 1979
  • 9,4051960 to 1969
  • 10,9911950 to 1959
  • 5,5781940 to 1949
  • 4,8981939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Wichita County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wichita County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wichita County, Texas
  • 01 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 6783 rooms
  • 2,5604 rooms
  • 7,5885 rooms
  • 7,7976 rooms
  • 4,4917 rooms
  • 3,3548 rooms
  • 2,6079+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wichita County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wichita County, Texas
  • 9661 room
  • 5802 rooms
  • 3,0543 rooms
  • 4,5754 rooms
  • 5,6355 rooms
  • 2,0326 rooms
  • 1,4447 rooms
  • 6578 rooms
  • 3289+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Wichita County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wichita County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Wichita County, Texas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 6871 bedroom
  • 5,8782 bedrooms
  • 16,9753 bedrooms
  • 4,7014 bedrooms
  • 8705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wichita County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wichita County, Texas
  • 966no bedroom
  • 3,7451 bedroom
  • 7,2312 bedrooms
  • 5,9143 bedrooms
  • 1,1994 bedrooms
  • 2165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 482no vehicle
  • 8,6721 vehicle
  • 13,0772 vehicles
  • 4,8693 vehicles
  • 1,7204 vehicles
  • 2915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,008no vehicle
  • 10,3071 vehicle
  • 4,8932 vehicles
  • 7413 vehicles
  • 2874 vehicles
  • 355+ vehicles

79.2% of Wichita County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Texas.

Wichita County:

79.2%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 80,609
  • Other state: 39,684
  • Northeast: 4,772
  • Midwest: 10,706
  • South: 15,472
  • West: 8,734
Year householders moved into unit in Wichita County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wichita County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.0%Utility gas
  • 43.0%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 35.2%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 335
Here:

2.5%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 453
Here:

6.7%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 798
Here:

8.7%
Texas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Wichita County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,917,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,221,000
    Correctional Institutions: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $11,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,413,000
    Police Protection: $4,339,000
    General - Other: $3,546,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,246,000
    Financial Administration: $2,940,000
    Regular Highways: $2,277,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,562,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $193,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $100,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $354,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $268,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,793,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    General Revenue - Other: $270,000
    Rents: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $135,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,867,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $211,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,419,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,417,000
    Other Selective Sales: $717,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,997,000

Wichita County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,917,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,221,000
    Correctional Institutions: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $11,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,413,000
    Police Protection: $4,339,000
    General - Other: $3,546,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,246,000
    Financial Administration: $2,940,000
    Regular Highways: $2,277,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,562,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $193,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $100,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $354,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $268,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,793,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    General Revenue - Other: $270,000
    Rents: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $135,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,867,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $211,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,419,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,417,000
    Other Selective Sales: $717,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,997,000

Wichita County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,917,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,221,000
    Correctional Institutions: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $11,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,413,000
    Police Protection: $4,339,000
    General - Other: $3,546,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,246,000
    Financial Administration: $2,940,000
    Regular Highways: $2,277,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,562,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $193,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $100,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $354,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $268,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,793,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    General Revenue - Other: $270,000
    Rents: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $135,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,867,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $211,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,419,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,417,000
    Other Selective Sales: $717,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,997,000

Wichita County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Charges - Other: $3,917,000
    Regular Highways: $78,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,221,000
    Correctional Institutions: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $11,716,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,413,000
    Police Protection: $4,339,000
    General - Other: $3,546,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,246,000
    Financial Administration: $2,940,000
    Regular Highways: $2,277,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,562,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,343,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,214,000
    Local Fire Protection: $193,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $100,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $26,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $700,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $354,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $268,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,793,000
    Interest Earnings: $325,000
    General Revenue - Other: $270,000
    Rents: $56,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $135,000
    Police Protection: $101,000
    Correctional Institutions: $85,000
    Financial Administration: $61,000
    General Public Building: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,867,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $509,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $211,000
    Highways: $22,000
  • Tax - Property: $33,419,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,417,000
    Other Selective Sales: $717,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,997,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,081
  • Number of aged recipients: 307
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,774
  • Number of recipients under 18: 650
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,876
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 555
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,138
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,389
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 35 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED845$113,185682$98,7901,196$116,206147$37,6603$217,000372$60,94419$53,947
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED29$119,10345$103,48982$113,25618$21,8330$011$89,00012$67,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$103,89188$80,648333$99,072164$21,7071$9,353,00028$54,75019$46,158
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN53$124,30229$81,034201$105,56717$28,1180$016$78,6254$37,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$103,7276$101,50038$91,52610$27,5000$02$74,0006$65,833
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED79$138,73458$164,3972$29,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$152,7005$106,6001$61,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$157,1433$168,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$158,4003$86,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wichita, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Wichita, TX - Value
Most common first names in Wichita County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary81978.4 years
James80772.6 years
John73575.1 years
William66575.4 years
Robert52770.7 years
Charles36672.8 years
George31875.2 years
Dorothy25676.6 years
Ruth25679.2 years
Willie25576.0 years
Most common last names in Wichita County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith46475.2 years
Williams33974.5 years
Jones29675.6 years
Brown29475.2 years
Johnson27475.0 years
Davis27474.5 years
Wilson19175.7 years
Taylor18874.3 years
Moore17375.8 years
Thompson15377.1 years
Businesses in Wichita County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven7MasterBrand Cabinets3
Advance Auto Parts1Maurices1
Arby's1Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's5
AutoZone1Motel 62
BMW1New Balance1
Baymont Inn1Nike1
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Penske2
Carl\s Jr.2Pizza Hut5
Chevrolet2Popeyes1
Cinnabon 1Quality1
ColorTyme1Ramada1
Days Inn1Red Roof Inn1
Dennys1Rue211
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In9
Econo Lodge1Subway12
FedEx8Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill4Toyota1
H&R Block7Travelodge1
Hilton1True Value2
Holiday Inn2U-Haul3
Honda1U.S. Cellular1
Howard Johnson1UPS12
IHOP1Vans1
KFC2Volkswagen1
La Quinta1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture2Walmart2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1YMCA5

Wichita County on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"