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Wichita, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita is the largest city in Kansas with a population of 395,358 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wichita: Camp Beecher, Camp Davidson, Doodah, Doo-Dah.

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Wichita, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 395,358
Population in Households 388,899
Population in Familes 306,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,459
Population Density1 2,464
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 155,295
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 96,461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 171,749 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91,578 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 63,717 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,454 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $121,410
Average Home Value $159,330


Median Household Income $48,200
Average Household Income $65,524
Per Capita Income $26,058
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.49%
Households 0.36% 0.41%
Families 0.27% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wichita, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wichita to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 17 98th
Diversity Index2 # 17 98th
Median Household Income # 328 51st
Per Capita Income # 261 61st

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