Wichita, KS

Census Place

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Population
389,259
0.343% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
Median Age
35.3

Poverty Rate
16.2%

Median Household Income
$51,051
1.08% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$139,800
3.48% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
189,701
2.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wichita, KS had a population of 389k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $51,051. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wichita, KS declined from 390,599 to 389,259, a -0.343% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,504 to $51,051, a 1.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.3%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%), Other (Hispanic) (5.29%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.47%). 0% of the people in Wichita, KS speak a non-English language, and 93.6% 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 Friends University (564 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Wichita, KS was $139,800, and the homeownership rate was 59.8%. Most people in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita, KS was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Sedgwick County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 55.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.9%), followed by Other (7.84%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Sedgwick County, KS
55.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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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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Diversity

Wichita, KS is home to a population of 389k people, from which 93.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.2% of Wichita, KS residents were born outside of the country (39.5k people).

In 2018, there were 5.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (243k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.3k White (Hispanic) and 42.9k 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)
    243k ± 3.62k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    43.3k ± 5.11k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    42.9k ± 2.37k
18.1%
Hispanic Population
70.6k people

In 2018, there were 5.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (243k people) in Wichita, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 43.3k White (Hispanic) and 42.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.1% of the people in Wichita, KS are hispanic (70.6k 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

10.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
39.5k people
10.3%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
40.1k people

As of 2018, 10.2% of Wichita, KS residents (39.5k 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 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wichita, KS was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wichita, KS are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Wichita, KS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,283 ± 6,818 people
  2. India
    10,437 ± 2,504 people
  3. Vietnam
    9,902 ± 2,439 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 79,283 Kansas residents, followed by India with 10,437 and Vietnam with 9,902.

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Citizenship

93.6%
2018 Citizenship
94.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.6% 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 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,891 ± 982
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,029 ± 1,251
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,567 ± 990

Wichita, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wichita, KS is $51,051. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita, KS was Census Tract 101.15 with a value of $111,838, followed by Census Tract 100.01 and Census Tract 95.09, with respective values of $111,215 and $108,237.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,960. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wichita, KS employs 190k people. The largest industries in Wichita, KS are Manufacturing (30,859 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,147 people), and Retail Trade (20,201 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,133), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,710), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,075).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,051
2018 value
± $1,726
1.08%
1 Year Growth
± 5.03%

Households in Wichita, KS have a median annual income of $51,051, 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 $50,504 in 2017, which represents a 1.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,337
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,898
$45,960
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,398

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kansas
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $121,729 ± $143,819
  2. Asian
    $51,452 ± $6,488
  3. White
    $50,192 ± $1,226

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 2.37 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wichita, KS is from Kansas.
0.454
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.464
2018 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.18% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 101.15
  2. Census Tract 100.01
  3. Census Tract 95.09

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita, KS was Census Tract 101.15 with a value of $111,838, followed by Census Tract 100.01 and Census Tract 95.09, with respective values of $111,215 and $108,237.

The following map shows all of the places 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

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita, KS (62.1k out of 384k 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 Males 18 - 24.

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
    38,748 ± 1,449
  2. Hispanic
    15,044 ± 903
  3. Black
    13,262 ± 866

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

190k
2018 Value
± 7,223
2.18%
1 Year growth
± 5.21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wichita, KS grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 186k employees to 190k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,935 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,974 people), and Production Occupations (16,094 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 (20,935 people), Sales & Related Occupations (17,974 people), and Production Occupations (16,094 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wichita, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.55 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.3 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wichita, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,214), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,471), and Management Occupations ($69,181).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

190k
2018 Value
± 7,223
2.18%
1 Year growth
± 5.21%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wichita, KS grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 186k employees to 190k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita, KS, are Manufacturing (30,859 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,147 people), and Retail Trade (20,201 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 (30,859 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,147 people), and Retail Trade (20,201 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wichita, KS has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.68 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.67 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wichita, KS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,133), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,710), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,075).

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Domestic Trade

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. $27.8B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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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$245B
2015 Value in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

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. $25.9B
  2. $18.4B
  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Education

In 2019, universities in Wichita, KS awarded 7,595 degrees. The student population of Wichita, KS is skewed towards women, with 11,965 male students and 14,777 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita, KS are White (4,670 and 65.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (938 and 13.1%), Black or African American (592 and 8.28%), and Asian (371 and 5.19%).

The largest universities in Wichita, KS by number of degrees awarded are Wichita State University (3,342 and 44%), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (2,291 and 30.2%), and Friends University (564 and 7.43%).

The most popular majors in Wichita, KS are Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology (554 and 7.29%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (430 and 5.66%), and General Business Administration & Management (392 and 5.16%).

The median tuition costs in Wichita, KS are $29,665 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. 224 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 166 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wichita, KS was Registered Nursing with 224 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,342 degrees awarded
  2. 2,291 degrees awarded
  3. 564 degrees awarded
$6,709
Median In-State Public
$29,665
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

3,399
Degrees Awarded to Men
4,196
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 3,399 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wichita, KS, which is 0.81 times less than the 4,196 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
    4,670 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    938 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    592 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Wichita, KS was White students. These 4,670 degrees mean that there were 4.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 938 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita, KS was $139,800 in 2018, which is 0.609 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $135,100 to $139,800, a 3.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita, KS is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wichita, KS have an average commute time of 18.3 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.

Housing

Property Value

$139,800
2018 Median
± $4,296
$135,100
2017 Median
± $3,674

In 2018, the median property value in Wichita, KS grew to to $139,800 from the previous year's value of $135,100.

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 $100k - $125k range.

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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.
$51,051
Median Household Income
± $1,726
155k
Number of Households
± 6,207

In 2018, the median household income of the 155k households in Wichita, KS grew to $51,051 from the previous year's value of $50,504.

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

59.8%
2018 Homeownership
58.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.8% of the housing units in Wichita, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower 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

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita, KS have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% 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 (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.08%)

In 2018, 80.5% of workers in Wichita, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (3.08%).

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 1 car.

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Health

88.7% of the population of Wichita, KS has health coverage, with 47.4% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.67% 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 Sedgwick County, KS see 1119 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (1152 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1518 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 438 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, Osage County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Sedgwick County, KS.
1,119 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sedgwick County, KS

Primary care physicians in Sedgwick County, KS see an average of 1,119 patients per year. This represents a 2.86% decrease from the previous year (1,152 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.
$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$4,855
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,736
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,126
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%
Uninsured
47.4%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita, KS declined by 1.85% from 11.5% to 11.3%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 20.7% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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