28 Playing volleyball at Founders Park. Photo By Melisa Oporto

Wylie

Wikipedia says:

Originally called Nickelville, reportedly after the name of the first store, it was organized in the early 1870s. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway laid tracks a half mile north of the original townsite in 1886. The businesses of Nickelville moved to take advantage of the railroad within the following year, and the city of Wylie was incorporated in 1887 along the right-of-way. It was named for Lt. Colonel William D. Wylie, a right-of-way agent for the railroad and Civil War veteran.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 33.2
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 194.60%
  • Population Density: 2,119 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 88%
  • Average SAT Score: 1467
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 68.70%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $3,967

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.63 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 13.94 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $181,087
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 14.20%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 82.20%

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