Wichita Falls, Texas

Wichita Falls: The most populous city in Wichita County, Texas. It is located on the Wichita River in north central Texas. Wichita Falls is known for its many manufacturing companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Wichita Falls Museum of Art and the Wichita Falls Zoo.


Wichita Falls is a city located in the county of Wichita in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 104,553 and a population density of 559 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 105,405 inhabitants.

Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas located along the Wichita River. With over 105,000 residents, it is the principal city in the Wichita Falls metropolitan area.

Economy and Growth

Major local industries include manufacturing, healthcare, education, aviation, and agriculture. Prominent employers are Sheppard Air Force Base, United Regional Health Care, and Wichita Falls ISD. New business incentives spur continuing growth.


Popular sites are the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, River Bend Nature Center, Midwestern State University, and Lucy Park. The city offers shopping destinations, performing arts, trails, golf, dining, and nightlife.

Real Estate

The housing market features affordable homes, rentals, lofts, and new construction. Cost of living is lower than other Texas cities while still providing amenities. Steady economic growth drives the real estate market.


Wichita Falls' location between Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City provides regional access and opportunities. Residents enjoy a balance of small-town warmth, culture, a vibrant downtown, and city services.


The city has a tight-knit sense of community and pride rooted in its pioneering past. Robust programs and quality services for families, education, and seniors make Wichita Falls an inviting place to live.

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Location of Wichita Falls on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Wichita Falls

Population : 105,405 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Wichita County
Postal code : 76301-11
Phone Area Codes : 940
Area : 187.09 km2
Altitude : 948 feet / 289 meters
Capital city : Wichita Falls is capital of Wichita County
Time Zone : UTC−06:00
Local time : 02:22:51 (11th December 2023)
Density : 563 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.81% (2010-2020)
Weather : 32℉ Clear 7-days weather
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Wichita Falls is located at 33°54'49"N 98°29'36"W (33.9137100, -98.4933900).

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Wichita Falls forecast: Clear, with a low around 32. South wind around 9 mph. more


The population of Wichita Falls increased by 0.81% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 104,553 - census
2011 103,966 -0.56% estimation process
2012 104,628 0.63% estimation process
2013 104,948 0.3% estimation process
2014 105,208 0.25% estimation process
2015 103,892 -1.27% estimation process
2016 104,075 0.18% estimation process
2017 104,325 0.24% estimation process
2018 104,356 0.03% estimation process
2019 104,683 0.31% estimation process
2020 105,405 0.68% estimation process

Wichita Falls zip code is 76301. County name: Wichita, County fips: 48485

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People born in Wichita Falls (115)

People born in Wichita Falls, including racing driver Lloyd Ruby, actor John Berg, Japanese-German-musician Nic Endo, .


  • Greyson Chance (American singer, songwriter, and musician) he was born in 16/08/1997
  • Leo Wright (American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and flautist) he was born in 14/12/1933
  • Curt Kirkwood (American musician) he was born in 10/01/1959
  • Rex Tillerson (69th United States Secretary of State) he was born in 23/03/1952
  • Frances Reid (American actress (1914-2010)) she was born in 09/12/1914
  • Rob Bowman (American film director and producer) he was born in 15/05/1960
  • Mike Mullane (American astronaut) he was born in 10/09/1945
  • Bingo Merriex (American basketball player) he was born in 24/11/1980
  • Don Cherry (American singer and golfer) he was born in 11/01/1924
  • Phyllis Coates (actress) she was born in 15/01/1927
  • John Barron (American journalist) he was born in 16/01/1930
  • Laramie Eppler (American actor) he was born in 16/08/1997
  • R. John Collier (American microbiologist and biochemist) he was born in 06/08/1938
  • Lynn Baggett (American actress) she was born in 10/05/1923
  • Steve LaSpina (American musician, artist, educator) he was born in 24/03/1954
  • Kimmie Rhodes (American singer-songwriter) she was born in 06/03/1954
  • Dave Willis (American actor) he was born in 01/05/1970
  • Zach Stewart (American baseball player) he was born in 28/09/1986

Schools in Wichita Falls

College & universities near Wichita Falls, TX

Code Name City ZIP
226833 Midwestern State University Wichita Falls (TX) 76308-2099

Post offices near Wichita Falls

Post Office Name City ZIP
Main Office Wichita Fall Post Office Wichita Falls (TX) 76301
Wichita Fall Post Office Wichita Falls (TX) 76301
Morningsid Post Office Wichita Falls (TX) 76301
Sheppard Afb Post Office Sheppard AFB (TX) 76311
Bridge Creek Post Office Wichita Falls (TX) 76308

Other cities in Wichita County

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

City Name Population Title
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

Distance to Other Cities

Wichita Falls distances to largest Texas cities