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Wichita, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita is the largest city in Kansas with a population of 400,599 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Wichita, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 400,599
Population in Households 394,144
Population in Familes 311,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,455
Population Density2 2,497
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $50,187
Average Household Income $70,161
Per Capita Income $27,826


Total Housing Units 174,200 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95,492 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 61,633 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,075 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $129,284
Average Home Value $172,724


Total Households 157,125
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 96,860
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.56% 0.51%
Households 0.42% 0.42%
Families 0.25% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2018 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 Density # 16 98th
Diversity Index # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 327 51st
Per Capita Income # 196 71st

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