Wichita County, Texas

Wichita County: County in Texas, United States

About

Wichita County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 131,500 and a population density of 80 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 133,205 inhabitants. Its county seat is Wichita Falls. The county was created 166 years ago in 1858.

Wichita County is located in north Texas along the Oklahoma border. As of the 2020 census, the population was 131,613 making it the 12th most populous county in Texas. The county seat is Wichita Falls.

History

Early days

The county was established in 1858 while Texas was still a state. It was named after the Wichita Native American tribe. Wichita Falls became the county seat in 1882.

20th century growth

Wichita Falls grew rapidly in the early 1900s with the arrival of railroads. Oil was discovered in 1919, further boosting the local economy. Sheppard Air Force Base opened in 1941.

Recent trends

The population declined in the late 1900s as the oil economy slowed. Recently it has stabilized due to diversification of the economic base.

Economy

Oil and manufacturing

Oil production and oilfield equipment manufacturing play major roles. Other manufacturing includes food processing and plastics.

Healthcare

The healthcare industry has grown in importance, led by United Regional Health Care System.

Military

Sheppard Air Force Base provides a significant economic impact.

Attractions

Top attractions include:

  • Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University - renowned art museum
  • The Forum - performing arts theater venue
  • Lucy Park - large park with hiking trails, swimming, golf and more
Wichita County locator map
Location of Wichita County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Wichita County

Population : 133,205 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Different from : Wichita County
Area : 1639 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.8%
Land as percent of area : 99.2%
Named for : Wichita people
Altitude : 1,024 feet / 312 meters
Capital : Wichita Falls
Establishment : February 02, 1858
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 10:19:12 (19th April 2024)
Density : 81 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.28% (2010-2020)
Wichita County  TX  Courthouse IMG 6884 image
Wichita County TX Courthouse IMG 6884
Wichita County  TX  Courthouse IMG 6884 image

Geography

Wichita County is located at 33°59'17"N 98°42'13"W (33.9879800, -98.7036100). It has 6 neighbors: Cotton County, Tillman County, Archer County, Baylor County, Clay County and Wilbarger County.

Wichita County map

The largest city of Wichita County is Wichita Falls with a population of 105,405. Other cities include, Burkburnett population 11,405, Iowa Park population 6,431, Electra population 2,737 and Cashion Community population 360. See all Wichita County cities & populated places.

Wichita County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Wichita County.

City Name Population Title
Wichita Falls 105,405 The most populous city in Wichita County, Texas.
Burkburnett 11,405 City in Wichita County, Texas, United States
Iowa Park 6,431 City in Wichita County, Texas, United States
Electra 2,737 City in Texas, United States
Cashion Community 360 City in Wichita County, Texas, United States

Wichita County has 6 neighbours.

  • Wichita Falls

Demographics

The population of Wichita County increased by 1.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 131,500 - census
2011 130,803 -0.53% estimation process
2012 131,701 0.68% estimation process
2013 132,192 0.37% estimation process
2014 132,646 0.34% estimation process
2015 130,961 -1.29% estimation process
2016 131,295 0.25% estimation process
2017 131,689 0.3% estimation process
2018 131,807 0.09% estimation process
2019 132,230 0.32% estimation process
2020 133,205 0.73% estimation process

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People born in Wichita County (5)

People born in Wichita County, including businessman Jay McGraw, film actor, born August 9, 1893 Carl Miller, murderer Odell Barnes, .

List

  • Jan Ralske (American filmmaker) he was born in 07/04/1956
  • Jack W. Connell Jr. he was born in 21/10/1937

Other places with the same name (2)

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