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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Wichita Falls is a city in Texas with a population of 104,621. Wichita Falls is in Wichita County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Wichita Falls offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wichita Falls there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wichita Falls and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wichita Falls are above average.
About Wichita Falls...
Population
104,621

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$96,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Wichita Falls Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    157.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    132.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    574.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,273.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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Wichita Falls is my absolute favorite place to be. The people here are all so friendly and welcoming. Everyone seems like family here! I always get homesick when I'm away from my home city, nothing is like Wichita Falls. It may be a small city. However, with the city not being infested with so many people, I get to actually know the people of my neighborhood, community, and school. Personally, there is nothing more important to me than the communication of the people of one's city and with a city like Wichita Falls, communication is very likely!
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I grew up in Wichita Falls, TX. I attended City View from kindergarten to graduation and received my diploma in 2007. Every memory I have is from this town. I moved to petrolia a couple years ago and did not know I was a city girl until I moved to the "real" country! I know live there with my son and wouldn't trade it for the world. I love both these towns and the community that built me!
What I like about Wichita Falls is that its not a busy town, you can get to places you need to go in a quick flash. Its a great place to raise a family, we have plenty of stores, restaurants, and different events always happening downtown. Wichita Falls High School is the high school I graduated from and it has one of the best soccer teams around. The coaches are great and the teachers are very admirable and actually care about the students they teach. If you need help they will help you, if you are having problems at home they actually take the time to listen to you.
What I would recommend about changing Wichita Falls is more activities for our youth, more involvement for the younger community. This is the next generation and we need to have more activities for them than just sitting at home on an ipad or playing video games.