The City of Wichita is the largest city in Kansas with a population of 389,463 as of July 1, 2015. Wichita ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Wichita is located at latitude 37.6907 and longitude -97.3427 in Sedgwick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wichita (see map below) encompass a land area of 160.44 sq. miles and a water area of 4.3 sq. miles. Sedgwick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.
The City of Wichita (GNIS ID: 485662) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wichita population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Wichita: Camp Beecher, Camp Davidson, Doodah, Doo-Dah.
|Population in Households||383,000|
|Population in Familes||302,488|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||6,463|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||170,945 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||88,970 (52.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||65,563 (38.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||16,412 ( 9.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$140,289|
|Average Home Value||$183,977|
|Median Household Income||$44,257|
|Average Household Income||$62,250|
|Per Capita Income||$24,879|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.21%|
|Per Capita Income||2.78%|
The table below compares Wichita to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 15||98th|
|Diversity Index2||# 17||98th|
|Median Household Income||# 399||41st|
|Per Capita Income||# 240||64th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.