Wichita Falls is a city in as well as the current county seat of Wichita County, Texas; according to the official US Census conducted in 2000 the city is home to over 97,000 residents. The more recent 2010 U.S. Census put the city’s population at over 104,500, marking a slight increase. Wichita Falls is also the principal city of the Wichita Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of over 151,000 residents across the entire metro area, and the city is also the home of Sheppard Air Force Base.
The city of Wichita Falls was founded in the early 1860’s as just another town founded by those Manifest Destiny-ridden white settlers moving ever westward. In 1882 the first railroad was built through the town and, as a result, the city began to attract new settlers. The interest in Wichita Falls earned it the county seat of Wichita County in the same year, and while over the years its economy has seen its ups and downs, today the city is in the midst of a multi-year urban renewal project that should help revitalize the downtown area, attracting new businesses and renewed growth.
During the summer months, average daily highs in Wichita Falls tend to reach into the mid-to-upper 90’s, though temperatures above 100 degrees are not all that uncommon. Overnight summer lows usually drop into the low-to-mid 70’s. During the winter months, average highs only reach into the low-to-mid 50’s during the day, while overnight lows usually drop down into the low-to-mid 30’s, or right around freezing. Despite the low temperatures, rain and snow are uncommon, making it one of the more popular areas in the region during the winter months.
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