Living in Wichita, KS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Wichita SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
9

Wichita, KS Crime Report

26,633
Total Crimes
6,798.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
164.72%
Above National Average

Wichita, KS Cost Of Living

90
Wichita's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Wichita, Kansas Info Snack

Wichita (/wtt/ WITCH-i-taw) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area whose estimated population in 2015 was 644,610. As of 2016, the city of Wichita had an estimated population of 389,902.
Population
389,563
Unemployment
5.8%
Poverty
16.2%
Median Home
$128,600
Median Income
$50,867
Median Rent
$789

Wichita, KS Photos

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Rankings for Wichita in Kansas

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Map Of Wichita, KS

Population over time in Wichita

Year Population % Change
2017 389,563 0.1%
2016 389,054 0.3%
2015 388,033 0.2%
2014 387,147 0.4%
2013 385,518 0.5%
2012 383,703 0.7%
2011 381,176 0.9%
2010 377,906 1.1%
2009 373,725 -
Crime/100k Wichita KS USA
Violent Crime 1179.9 439.0 368.9
Murder 9.7 3.9 5.0
Robbery 146.0 53.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 927.7 328.3 246.8
Property Crime 5619.0 2633.9 2199.5
Burglary 871.0 430.6 376.0
Larceny 4040.1 1933.9 1594.6
Car Theft 707.9 269.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Wichita

White
63.0% (245,327)
African American
10.7% (41,863)
American Indian
0.6% (2,392)
Asian
5.0% (19,330)
Hawaiian
0.0% (144)
Other
0.1% (411)
Two Or More
3.5% (13,717)
Hispanic
17.0% (66,379)
Race Wichita KS USA
White 63.0% 76.1% 61.1%
African American 10.7% 5.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.6% 0.7% 0.7%
Asian 5.0% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.5% 2.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 17.0% 11.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Wichita, Kansas

Less than $10,000
8.2% (3,185,891)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (1,858,777)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.6% (4,139,202)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.0% (4,289,900)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.7% (5,718,588)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.0% (7,415,410)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.5% (4,481,791)
$100,000 to $149,999
12.1% (4,723,317)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.3% (1,682,238)
$200,000 or more
3.8% (1,461,181)
Income Wichita KS USA
Less than $10,000 8.2% 5.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.6% 9.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.0% 10.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.7% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.0% 18.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.5% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 12.1% 14.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.3% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.8% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Wichita

Female
50.7% (197,538)
Male
49.3% (192,025)
Gender Wichita KS USA
Female 50.7% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 49.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Wichita for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (15,582)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (31,165)
High School / GED
26.0% (101,286)
Some College
24.0% (93,495)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (31,165)
Bachelor's Degree
19.0% (74,016)
Master's Degree
8.0% (31,165)
Professional Degree
2.0% (7,791)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (3,895)
Education Wichita KS USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 26.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 19.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

3 Reviews & Comments About Wichita

Overall User Rating
4.7
/5

Kemberleigh Purvis

I'm from Wichita and completely disagree with this. Wichita and many other cities in Kansas that were chosen as being the worst, are actually really cool cities to explore around.


HomeSnacks User

I like Wichita because it's got the small town feel with most of the city amenities and culture.

The cost of living is very affordable. A family can easily afford a house from the income they make from the aircraft industry.

The bad side is that it could be a bit boring.

On the bright side, Vietnamese food is really good here.


HomeSnacks User

As someone from Wichita KS I call BS. Most of the towns you have on here are tiny and don't have much to do. Kansas City KS is a small portion of KC. It goes into Missouri and there is a TON to do there!

As for Wichita, sure there is crime but not as much as they are saying. Wichita has small pockets of bad neighborhoods but what city doesn't.

Wichita has a thriving art and music scene. Always something to do here!

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