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Wichita Falls, Texas

Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 104,197. It is the county seat of Wichita County6.

Wichita Falls is the home of the annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred, the largest century (one hundred mile) bicycle ride in the US.


\nWichita Falls is located at 33°53'49" North, 98°30'54" West (33.897047, -98.514881)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 183.1 km² (70.7 mi²). 183.1 km² (70.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.03% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 104,197 people, 37,970 households, and 24,984 families residing in the city. The population density is 569.1/km² (1,474.1/mi²). There are 41,916 housing units at an average density of 228.9/km² (593.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 75.11% White, 12.40% African American, 0.86% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 6.39% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. 13.98% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 37,970 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.04. In the city the population is spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 15.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $32,554, and the median income for a family is $39,911. Males have a median income of $27,609 versus $21,877 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,761. 13.9% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.7% are under the age of 18 and 10.3% are 65 or older.