Wichita, KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
646,794
0.359% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
0.551% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
1.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,643
8.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$173,400
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
309,497
0.614% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wichita, KS had a population of 647k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $66,643. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wichita, KS grew from 644,480 to 646,794, a 0.359% increase and its median household income grew from $61,445 to $66,643, a 8.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (70%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.87%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.72%).

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 (3,714 degrees awarded in 2022), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (1,819 degrees), and Butler Community College (1,371 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wichita, KS was $173,400, and the homeownership rate was 65%.

Most people in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita, KS was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Wichita, KS is home to a population of 647k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.39% of Wichita, KS residents were born outside of the country (47.8k people).

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (453k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 38.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Wichita, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita, KS was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    453k ± 929
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    43.3k ± 1.25k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    38.2k ± 2.13k
14%
Hispanic Population
90.3k people

In 2022, there were 10.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (453k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 38.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14% of the people in Wichita, KS are hispanic (90.3k 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

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Kansas.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
47.8k people
7.25%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46.8k people

As of 2022, 7.39% of Wichita, KS residents (47.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wichita, KS was 7.25%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,441 ± 822
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,118 ± 798
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,494 ± 628

Wichita, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wichita, KS employs 309k people. The largest industries in Wichita, KS are Manufacturing (53,891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (44,115 people), and Retail Trade (33,796 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,063), Utilities ($67,125), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

309k
2022 Value
± 4,232
0.614%
1 Year growth
± 1.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wichita, KS grew at a rate of 0.614%, from 308k employees to 309k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,521 people), Management Occupations (30,654 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (29,199 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

309k
2022 Value
± 4,232
0.614%
1 Year growth
± 1.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wichita, KS grew at a rate of 0.614%, from 308k employees to 309k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita, KS, are Manufacturing (53,891 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (44,115 people), and Retail Trade (33,796 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

$49,238
Median earning men ± $945
$33,978
Median earning women ± $700

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($64,347), Public Administration ($60,269), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,493).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($46,084), Public Administration ($43,984), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,772).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Wichita, KS awarded 9,080 degrees. The student population of Wichita, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 15,417 male students and 19,595 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita, KS are White (5,461 and 63.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,168 and 13.5%), Black or African American (709 and 8.21%), and Asian (484 and 5.61%).

The largest universities in Wichita, KS by number of degrees awarded are Wichita State University (3,714 and 40.9%), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (1,819 and 20%), and Butler Community College (1,371 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Wichita, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (555 and 6.11%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (516 and 5.68%), and Registered Nursing (458 and 5.04%).

The median tuition costs in Wichita, KS are $31,511 for private four year colleges, and $6,848 and $16,208 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wichita, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 35,012 (44% men and 56% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 35,012 students enrolled in Wichita, KS, 44% men and 56% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,081 records, of which 58.2% were women and 41.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 352 degrees awarded
  2. 241 degrees awarded
  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita, KS was Elementary Education & Teaching with 352 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. 3,714 degrees awarded
  2. 1,819 degrees awarded
  3. 1,371 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wichita State University with 3,714 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,772 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita, KS, which is 0.711 times less than the 5,308 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,461 degrees mean that there were 4.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,168 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 ($31,511) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,018) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,341) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita, KS was $173,400 in 2022, which is 0.615 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $151,900 to $173,400, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita, KS is 65%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wichita, KS have an average commute time of 20.3 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 $66,643. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by Miami County, KS and Pottawatomie County, KS, with respective values of $85,564 and $85,241.

Property

$173,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,284
$162,128
Median Property Taxes
±$3,154

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 $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%
Homeownership
2022
63%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65% of the housing units in Wichita, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by Miami County, KS and Pottawatomie County, KS, with respective values of $85,564 and $85,241.

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.
$66,643
Median Household Income
± $1,041
249k
Number of Households
± 3,917

In 2022, the median household income of the 249k households in Wichita, KS grew to $66,643 from the previous year's value of $61,445.

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.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (8.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.49%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.91%) and those who worked at home (6.49%).

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

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita, KS have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% 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

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita, KS (81.2k out of 634k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. 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 Two Or More.

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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Health

89.7% of the population of Wichita, KS has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.8% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
50.1%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita, KS grew by 1.39% from 10.2% to 10.3%.

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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