Wichita Falls, TX

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Population

150,940

0.215% decline

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$46,558

1.12% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Number of Employees

64,269

0.398% decline

Median Property Value

$94,500

2.83% growth

About

In 2017, Wichita Falls, TX had a population of 151k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $46,558. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wichita Falls, TX declined from 151,265 to 150,940, a -0.215% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,043 to $46,558, a 1.12% increase.

The population of Wichita Falls, TX is 69.1% White Alone, 17.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.71% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wichita Falls, TX speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wichita Falls, TX are Midwestern State University (1,246 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wichita Falls, TX is $94,500, and the homeownership rate is 64.3%. Most people in Wichita Falls, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita Falls, TX is 2 cars per household.

Wichita Falls, TX borders Lawton, OK and Vernon, TX.

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Economy

The economy of Wichita Falls, TX employs 64.3k people. The largest industries in Wichita Falls, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,242 people), Retail Trade (8,511 people), and Educational Services (6,249 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,197), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,228), and Public Administration ($45,994).

Median household income in Wichita Falls, TX is $46,558. Males in Wichita Falls, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Wichita Falls, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,558

2017 value

± $1,145

1.12%

1 Year Growth

± 3.58%

Households in Wichita Falls, TX have a median annual income of $46,558, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,043 in 2016, which represents a 1.12% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wichita Falls, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita Falls, TX was Collin County, TX with a value of $94,933, followed by Rockwall County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $94,848 and $90,845.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wichita Falls, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita Falls, TX (24.3k out of 135k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,170 ± 857

  2. Hispanic

    6,836 ± 497

  3. Black

    3,764 ± 392

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wichita Falls, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

64.3k

2017 Value

± 1,716

-0.398%

1 Year decline

± 3.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wichita Falls, TX declined at a rate of -0.398%, from 64.5k employees to 64.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita Falls, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,508 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,881 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,954 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita Falls, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wichita Falls, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,508 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,881 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4,954 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wichita Falls, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.55 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wichita Falls, TX, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,388), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

64.3k

2017 Value

± 1,716

-0.398%

1 Year decline

± 3.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wichita Falls, TX declined at a rate of -0.398%, from 64.5k employees to 64.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita Falls, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,242 people), Retail Trade (8,511 people), and Educational Services (6,249 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wichita Falls, TX, though some of these residents may live in Wichita Falls, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Wichita Falls, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,242 people), Retail Trade (8,511 people), and Educational Services (6,249 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Wichita Falls, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.34 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.4 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wichita Falls, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,197), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,228), and Public Administration ($45,994).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.1% of the population of Wichita Falls, TX has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 14.8% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 4.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Wichita Falls, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Wichita Falls, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.9%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

14.8%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

4.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita Falls, TX declined by 7.82% from 16.1% to 14.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wichita Falls, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wichita Falls, TX is home to a population of 151k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.39% of Wichita Falls, TX residents were born outside of the country (9.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wichita Falls, TX is composed of 104k White Alone residents (69.1%), 25.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.1%), 13.1k Black or African American Alone residents (8.71%), 3.57k Two or More Races residents (2.37%), 2.73k Asian Alone residents (1.81%), 922 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.611%), 477 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.316%), and 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0318%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wichita Falls, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wichita Falls, TX was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Wichita Falls, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wichita Falls, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.64k people

6.32%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

9.56k people

As of 2017, 6.39% of Wichita Falls, TX residents (9.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wichita Falls, TX was 6.32%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

96%

2017 Citizenship

96.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96% of Wichita Falls, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita Falls, TX was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    104k ± 157

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    25.7k ± 1.33k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    13.1k ± 423

In 2017, there were 4.05 times more White Alone residents (104k people) in Wichita Falls, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Hispanic or Latino and 13.1k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wichita Falls, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wichita Falls, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wichita Falls, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wichita Falls, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,883 ± 293

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,498 ± 463

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,804 ± 208

Wichita Falls, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wichita Falls, TX awarded 1,246 degrees. The student population of Wichita Falls, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,496 male students and 3,568 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita Falls, TX are White (692 and 63%), followed by Black or African American (149 and 13.6%), Two or More Races (98 and 8.92%), and Hispanic or Latino (81 and 7.37%).

The largest universities in Wichita Falls, TX by number of degrees awarded are Midwestern State University (1,246 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wichita Falls, TX are Radiographer (181 and 14.5%), Registered Nursing (150 and 12%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (106 and 8.51%).

The median tuition costs in Wichita Falls, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,216 and $7,166 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 170 degrees awarded

  2. 150 degrees awarded

  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita Falls, TX was Radiographer with 170 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wichita Falls, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,246 degrees awarded

$5,216

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wichita Falls, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midwestern State University with 1,246 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

446

Degrees Awarded to Men

800

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 446 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita Falls, TX, which is 0.557 times less than the 800 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Wichita Falls, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    692 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    149 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    98 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wichita Falls, TX were to White students. These 692 degrees mean that there were 4.64 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 149 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita Falls, TX was $94,500 in 2017, which is 0.434 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,900 to $94,500, a 2.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita Falls, TX is 64.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wichita Falls, TX have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wichita Falls, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,558

Median Household Income

± $1,145

56k

Number of Households

± 1,522

In 2017, the median household income of the 56k households in Wichita Falls, TX grew to $46,558 from the previous year's value of $46,043.

The following chart displays the households in Wichita Falls, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,500

2017 Median

± $2,078

$91,900

2016 Median

± $2,450

In 2017, the median property value in Wichita Falls, TX grew to to $94,500 from the previous year's value of $91,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wichita Falls, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita Falls, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wichita Falls, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita Falls, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.3%

2017 Homeownership

63.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.3% of the housing units in Wichita Falls, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wichita Falls, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wichita Falls, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wichita Falls, TX have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita Falls, TX have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Wichita Falls, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    8.45%

  3. Walked

    6.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wichita Falls, TX was Drove Alone (78%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.45%) and those who Walked (6.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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