Wichita, KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
645,031
0.234% 1-year decline
Median Age
36.6

Poverty Rate
13.3%

Median Household Income
$56,909
4.55% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$144,500
4.33% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
311,499
1.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wichita, KS had a population of 645k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $56,909. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wichita, KS declined from 646,542 to 645,031, a -0.234% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,432 to $56,909, a 4.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.06%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.62%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.54%). NaNk% of the people in Wichita, KS speak a non-English language, and 95.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wichita, KS are Wichita State University (3,342 degrees awarded in 2019), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (2,291 degrees), and Butler Community College (1,513 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Wichita, KS was $144,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%. Most people in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita, KS was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Wichita, KS is home to a population of 645k people, from which 95.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 7.26% of Wichita, KS residents were born outside of the country (46.8k people).

In 2018, there were 8.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (463k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52k White (Hispanic) and 48.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    463k ± 1.18k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    52k ± 4.97k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    48.7k ± 2.57k
12.9%
Hispanic Population
83.3k people

In 2018, there were 8.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (463k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52k White (Hispanic) and 48.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.9% of the people in Wichita, KS are hispanic (83.3k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
46.8k people
7.27%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
47k people

As of 2018, 7.26% of Wichita, KS residents (46.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wichita, KS was 7.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wichita, KS was 36.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wichita, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wichita, KS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Citizenship

95.6%
2018 Citizenship
96%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 95.6% of Wichita, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita, KS was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,515 ± 1,415
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,706 ± 1,744
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,215 ± 1,347

Wichita, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wichita, KS is $56,909. In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita, KS was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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The economy of Wichita, KS employs 311k people. The largest industries in Wichita, KS are Manufacturing (53,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (46,108 people), and Retail Trade (32,051 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,606), Utilities ($65,489), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,518).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,909
2018 value
± $1,932
4.55%
1 Year Growth
± 4.23%

Households in Wichita, KS have a median annual income of $56,909, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,432 in 2017, which represents a 4.55% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

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This chart shows the number of workers in Wichita, KS across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita, KS was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita, KS (84.3k out of 632k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    58,299 ± 1,710
  2. Hispanic
    18,096 ± 1,000
  3. Black
    14,103 ± 878

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

311k
2018 Value
± 8,891
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.01%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wichita, KS grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 307k employees to 311k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,538 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,602 people), and Management Occupations (28,473 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wichita, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,538 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28,602 people), and Management Occupations (28,473 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Wichita, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.4 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wichita, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($108,110), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,723), and Management Occupations ($72,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

311k
2018 Value
± 8,891
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.01%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wichita, KS grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 307k employees to 311k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita, KS, are Manufacturing (53,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (46,108 people), and Retail Trade (32,051 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Wichita, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (53,372 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (46,108 people), and Retail Trade (32,051 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Wichita, KS has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.98 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.76 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wichita, KS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,606), Utilities ($65,489), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,518).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Wichita, KS awarded 9,437 degrees. The student population of Wichita, KS is skewed towards women, with 15,465 male students and 20,075 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita, KS are White (5,977 and 66.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,100 and 12.3%), Black or African American (715 and 8%), and Asian (437 and 4.89%).

The largest universities in Wichita, KS by number of degrees awarded are Wichita State University (3,342 and 35.4%), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (2,291 and 24.3%), and Butler Community College (1,513 and 16%).

The most popular majors in Wichita, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (825 and 8.74%), Registered Nursing (703 and 7.45%), and Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology (554 and 5.87%).

The median tuition costs in Wichita, KS are $29,047 for private four year colleges, and $6,709 and $15,890 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 347 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 168 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita, KS was Registered Nursing with 347 degree-majorss 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,342 degrees awarded
  2. 2,291 degrees awarded
  3. 1,513 degrees awarded
$6,709
Median In-State Public
$29,047
Median Private

In 2019, the Wichita, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wichita State University with 3,342 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,062
Degrees Awarded to Men
5,375
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 4,062 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita, KS, which is 0.756 times less than the 5,375 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Wichita, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    5,977 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,100 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    715 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Wichita, KS was White students. These 5,977 degrees mean that there were 5.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,100 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita, KS was $144,500 in 2018, which is 0.629 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $138,500 to $144,500, a 4.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita, KS is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wichita, KS have an average commute time of 19.6 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.

Housing

Property Value

$144,500
2018 Median
± $3,418
$138,500
2017 Median
± $3,130

In 2018, the median property value in Wichita, KS grew to to $144,500 from the previous year's value of $138,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wichita, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$56,909
Median Household Income
± $1,932
249k
Number of Households
± 7,451

In 2018, the median household income of the 249k households in Wichita, KS grew to $56,909 from the previous year's value of $54,432.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wichita, KS 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.

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
2018 Homeownership
64.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.4% of the housing units in Wichita, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wichita, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita, KS have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Wichita, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.81%)

In 2018, 82.3% of workers in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (3.81%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Wichita, KS has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Coverage

9.53%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
2.07%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita, KS grew by 0.162% from 9.51% to 9.53%.

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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Health Risks

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