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Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the Indian tribe.
The latitude of Wichita Falls is 33.913N. The longitude is -98.493W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 102,340.
Mississippi resident John A. Scott bought this land in 1837, filed the deeds and forgot about them. Years later, his heirs found the documents and began development.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wichita Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wichita County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wichita Falls area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76309 ZIP code.
14% of Wichita Falls residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wichita Falls ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wichita Falls was $16,761, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Wichita Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Wichita Falls include Morningside Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Wichita Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $768.
Libraries in Wichita Falls include Wichita Falls Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wichita Falls include Wichita Falls Times Record News
TV stations in Wichita Falls include KAUZ, KFDX, KJTL.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMCU.
Wichita County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wichita Falls political report.
The average commute time for Wichita Falls workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wichita Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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