Wichita, KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
639,668
0.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.2
0.556% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.7%
2.02% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$58,333
1.66% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$144,200
3.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
308,166
0.012% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wichita, KS had a population of 640k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $58,333. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wichita, KS grew from 637,690 to 639,668, a 0.31% increase and its median household income grew from $57,379 to $58,333, a 1.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.2%), White (Hispanic) (7.96%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.08%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%).

None of the households in Wichita, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Wichita, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wichita, KS are Wichita State University (3,502 degrees awarded in 2020), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (1,872 degrees), and Butler Community College (1,448 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Wichita, KS was $144,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.3%.

Most people in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita, KS was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Wichita, KS is home to a population of 640k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.3% of Wichita, KS residents were born outside of the country (46.7k people).

In 2020, there were 8.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (456k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.9k White (Hispanic) and 44.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2020 Citizenship
96%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96% of Wichita, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita, KS was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    456k ± 385
  2. White (Hispanic)
    50.9k ± 1.71k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.3k ± 1.19k
13.4%
Hispanic Population
85.6k people

In 2020, there were 8.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (456k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50.9k White (Hispanic) and 44.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.4% of the people in Wichita, KS are hispanic (85.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wichita, KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,530 ± 6,952 people
  2. India
    13,550 ± 2,851 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,869 ± 2,555 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,530 Kansas residents, followed by India with 13,550 and Vietnam with 10,869.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
46.7k people
7.43%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
47.4k people

As of 2020, 7.3% of Wichita, KS residents (46.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wichita, KS was 7.43%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,769 ± 687
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,500 ± 864
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,376 ± 524

Wichita, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Wichita, KS employs 308k people. The largest industries in Wichita, KS are Manufacturing (54,448 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (44,713 people), and Retail Trade (32,139 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,488), Manufacturing ($54,244), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,118).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

308k
2020 Value
± 4,200
−0.012%
1 Year decline
± 1.84%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wichita, KS declined at a rate of −0.012%, from 308k employees to 308k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,548 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,673 people), and Management Occupations (28,293 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

308k
2020 Value
± 4,200
−0.012%
1 Year decline
± 1.84%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wichita, KS declined at a rate of −0.012%, from 308k employees to 308k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita, KS, are Manufacturing (54,448 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (44,713 people), and Retail Trade (32,139 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wichita, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wichita, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,862
Median earning men ± $556
$30,194
Median earning women ± $477

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($60,456), Public Administration ($51,941), and Wholesale Trade ($51,765).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,024), Manufacturing ($41,019), and Wholesale Trade ($39,921).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 6,278
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,257
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,287
    Manufacturing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $21.1M
    Manufacturing
  2. $5.16M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.15M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Wichita, KS awarded 8,836 degrees. The student population of Wichita, KS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 13,869 male students and 19,330 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita, KS are White (5,480 and 65.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,065 and 12.8%), Black or African American (632 and 7.59%), and Asian (449 and 5.39%).

The largest universities in Wichita, KS by number of degrees awarded are Wichita State University (3,502 and 39.6%), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (1,872 and 21.2%), and Butler Community College (1,448 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Wichita, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (765 and 8.66%), Registered Nursing (615 and 6.96%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (480 and 5.43%).

The median tuition costs in Wichita, KS are $29,847 for private four year colleges, and $6,843 and $16,208 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Wichita, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 33,199 (41.8% men and 58.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 33,199 students enrolled in Wichita, KS, 41.8% men and 58.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,427 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 272 degree-majors awarded
  2. 250 degree-majors awarded
  3. 190 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita, KS was Registered Nursing with 272 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wichita, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,502 degrees awarded
  2. 1,872 degrees awarded
  3. 1,448 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wichita State University with 3,502 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,508 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita, KS, which is 0.658 times less than the 5,328 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,480 degrees mean that there were 5.15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,065 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,847) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,590) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,334) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Wichita, KS was $144,200 in 2020, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $139,000 to $144,200, a 3.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita, KS is 64.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Wichita, KS have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wichita, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wichita, KS is $58,333. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $91,650, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Miami County, KS, with respective values of $76,307 and $75,635.

Property

$144,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,916
$158,913
Median Property Taxes
±$2,733

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wichita, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.3%
Homeownership
2020
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.3% of the housing units in Wichita, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $91,650, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Miami County, KS, with respective values of $76,307 and $75,635.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wichita, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,333
Median Household Income
± $937
247k
Number of Households
± 3,742

In 2020, the median household income of the 247k households in Wichita, KS grew to $58,333 from the previous year's value of $57,379.

The following chart displays the households in Wichita, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wichita, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.53%)

In 2018, 83.8% of workers in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.99%) and those who worked at home (3.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita, KS have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Wichita, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wichita, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wichita, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita, KS (79.9k out of 627k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wichita, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.1% of the population of Wichita, KS has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1661 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 489 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,295 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.91%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.36%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita, KS declined by 2.53% from 10.2% to 9.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wichita, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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