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Wise County, Texas Facts

Facts
State Texas
Land area 904.4 square miles
Population Density 65.4 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 60,939
Population change 3.1%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 25.4%
65 and over 14%
Females 49.7%
White 95.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 18.2
Asian 0.5%
Two or more races 1.4%
Black or African American 1.5%
Native American 1%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 84%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 16.1%
Veterans 4,581
Households and Housing
Households 20,487
Persons per household 2.9
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.3%
Median household income $56,005
The per capita income $25,663
Live below the poverty line. 10.8%
housing units 23,685
Multi-unit structures 5%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $121,900
Residents owning their homes. 80.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 6,538
Women-owned firms 23.4%
Asian-owned firms 2.4%
Hispanic-owned firms 5.1%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $565,279
Retail sales per capita $9,819
Manufacturers shipments $376,535
Merchant wholesaler sales $418,384