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Wichita, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Wichita is the largest city in Kansas with a population of 399,072 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Wichita, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 399,072
Daytime Population: Workers 194,474
Daytime Population: Residents 217,048
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 411,522
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 392,616
Population in Familes 309,078
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,456
Population Density2 2,487
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $49,778
Average Household Income $67,885
Per Capita Income $26,941


Total Housing Units 172,711 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 93,510 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 63,019 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,182 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $124,394
Average Home Value $163,466


Total Households 156,529
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 96,731
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.52%
Households 0.42% 0.45%
Families 0.27% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2017 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 # 17 98th
Diversity Index # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 353 48th
Per Capita Income # 279 58th

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