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Wichita, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita is the largest city in Kansas with a population of 400,193 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.6922 and longitude -97.3375 in Sedgwick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wichita 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Wichita, KS Housing Affordability Index is 167
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Wichita, KS Wealth Index is 70
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 400,193
Population in Households 393,762
Population in Families 309,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,431
Population Density 2,482
Diversity Index1 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,647
Average Household Income $68,179
Per Capita Income $26,947
Wealth Index3 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 175,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93,060 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 64,633 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,030 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $139,139
Housing Affordability Index2 167
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 157,693
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 97,339
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.49% 0.42%
Households 0.41% 0.37%
Families 0.28% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.68%
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, 2019 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 # 15 98th
Diversity Index # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 349 48th
Per Capita Income # 294 56th

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