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Wylie, Texas
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Located in: Collin County (see below)

Time Zone: Wylie lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (214), (469)<1>, (972)

ZIP Code: 75098<2>

Elevation: 500 feet [152.4 m] above sea level<3>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Wylie)


2016:<4>     47,701   (15.14% increase since 2010)  
2010:     41,427   (173.8% increase since 2000)
2000:     15,132

Total Area:<5>   35.32 sq. miles [91.5 km²]   - of which 40.43% is water (14.28 sq. miles [37 km²])

Housing Units:<6>   13,840

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<7>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Wylie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0355, Longitude: -96.5168     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wylie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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Lat:   33° 2' 7"
Lon:   -96° 31' 0"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<8>   Wylie

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Wylie

GNIS ID:   2412311
FIPS State / Place Code:   48 / 80356

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wylie)

About Collin County

The city of McKinney is the County Seat for Collin County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Collin)


2016:     939,585   (20.1% increase since 2010)  
2010:     782,341   (59.1% increase since 2000)
2000:     491,675

Total Area:   886 sq. miles [2,295 km²]   - of which 5.06% is water (44.88 sq. miles [116.2 km²])

Housing Units:   300,960

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Collin

GNIS ID:   1383828
FIPS State / County Code:   48 / 085

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wylie)

About Texas

From the US Census


2016:     27,862,596   (10.81% increase since 2010)  
2010:     25,145,561   (20.59% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,851,820

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Texas

GNIS ID:   1779801
FIPS State:   48

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Wylie)

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Footnotes ...

<1>Of the area codes for Wylie, area code (469, 972) is an overlay. For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Wylie.

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<2>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wylie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wylie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wylie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Wylie. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<7>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Wylie, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<8>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Wylie.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wylie.