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Wichita, Kansas - Basic Facts

Wichita is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Wichita.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Sedgwick County at latitude 37.6922 and longitude -97.3375. Sedgwick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,302 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Wichita (see map) encompass a land area of 160.44 sq. miles and a water area of 4.3 sq. miles.

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

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Wichita, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 388,998
Population in Households 382,536
Population in Familes 301,512
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,462
Population Density1 2,442
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 154,408
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 95,856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 170,873 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89,608 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 64,800 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,465 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $135,316
Average Home Value $178,326


Median Household Income $44,440
Average Household Income $61,111
Per Capita Income $24,439
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.44%
Households 0.4% 0.44%
Families 0.25% 0.35%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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, 2014 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 # 15 98th
Diversity Index2 # 15 98th
Median Household Income # 378 44th
Per Capita Income # 256 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.