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Overview

Introduction to Wylie, Texas

Wylie, Texas, in Collin county, is 9 miles NE of Garland, Texas (center to center) and 21 miles NE of Dallas, Texas.

Wylie History

The community of Wylie was originally known as "Nickelville." Tracks for the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway were laid in the 1880s, which brought business to the vicinity of this railroad. The new location was named "Wylie" in honor of Colonel W. D. Wylie, a Civil war veteran and railroad official. The city was incorporated in 1887, and by 1900, had a schoolhouse, a bank, and gin mills. It received electrical service in 1920. Wylie was hit by a tornado in 1993 and in December, 1998, the city was ravaged by two fires. Recently, Wylie has transformed from a bedroom community to a more industrialized one.

Wylie and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • African American Museum
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dallas Zoo

Things To Do In Wylie

The Heritage Farmstead Museum features an 1891 Victorian farmhouse, a windmill, and gardens. Various artifacts reflecting the region's historical and cultural heritage are housed in the African American Museum, Collin County Historical Society Museum, Dallas Holocaust Museum, and Dallas Museum of Art. The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, another popular destination in the area, has live animals, a 2-acre native plant garden, 4 miles of hiking trails, and a 289-acre sanctuary. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, which was created by O'Neil Ford in 1941, is a place of historic interest near Wylie. Opportunities for the enjoyment of activities like boating, camping, swimming, mountain biking, picnicking, and hiking are available at the Lake Tawakoni State Park, Bonham State Park, and Cedar Hill State Park.

Wylie Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport.

Wylie Higher Education

Collin County Community College, Criswell College, Amberton University, and Brookhaven College are some of the colleges near Wylie.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,655
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens7.4%
Employed Population 16+22,623
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.8%
Median Earnings25+$47,349
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,985
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,308

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,032
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone14.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,234
Median House Value$163,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.6%
German13%
English10.8%
Irish10%
African4.3%
Italian2.5%
Scottish2.4%
Polish1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Nigerian0.9%
Sudanese0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Wylie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Collin County
Standard Zip Codes75098
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.04
Approximate Longitude-96.51

Wylie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLAVON DAM
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationDALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance28.9 miles
Jan Temp34 to 54 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 78 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lavon2,663$78,839
Murphy20,015$124,923
Parker4,241$135,795
Rockwall41,672$103,924
Sachse23,329$96,867
St. Paul1,235$92,102

Wylie Public Libraries

Rita & Truett Smith Public Library
300 COUNTRY CLUB DR BLDG 300
Wylie, Texas
(972) 516-6250

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Wylie Public Schools

3rd H S
951 S Ballard
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3000
Ab Harrison Int
1001 S Ballard
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Achieve Academy
300 Pirate Dr
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-2395
Other
Total Enrollment 140
Collin Co J J A E P
951 S Ballard
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3000
Other
Total Enrollment 3
Davis Intermediate School
950 Park Blvd
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3325
Middle
Total Enrollment 692
Dodd El
1500 Park Blvd
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3440
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Dr Al Draper Intermed
103 Hensley
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3350
Middle
Total Enrollment 837
Frank Mcmillan J H
1050 Park Blvd
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3225
Middle
Total Enrollment 656
Grady Burnett J H
516 Hilltop
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 725
P M Akin El
1100 Springwood
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
R F Hartman El
510 S Birmingham St
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3480
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
R V Groves El
1100 Mccreary Rd
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3460
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Raymond B Cooper J H
101 Hensley Ln
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3250
Middle
Total Enrollment 748
Rita Smith El
2221 Fm 1378
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-2540
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
T F Birmingham El
700 W Brown St
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3420
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Tibbals El
621 Waters Edge Way
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Wally Watkins El
1301 Elm Rd
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-2580
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Wylie East H S
3000 Wylie E Dr
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3150
High
Total Enrollment 1718
Wylie H S
2550 W Fm 544
ZIP: 75098
(972) 429-3100
High
Total Enrollment 2061

Wylie Private Schools

First Baptist School Of Wylie
100 N 1st St
ZIP: 75098
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Wylie Preparatory Academy
4110 Skyview Ct
ZIP: 75098
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 265
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