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Population
389,927
0.01% decline
Median Age
34.7
Median Household Income
$49,202
4.92% growth
Poverty Rate
17.8%
Number of Employees
191,069
2.25% growth
Median Property Value
$123,500
0.72% decline

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Economy

The economy of Wichita, KS employs 191,069 people. The economy of Wichita, KS is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 2.36; 2.13; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Wichita, KS are Manufacturing (33,334), Healthcare & Social Assistance (23,644), and Retail trade (21,503), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,611), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,250), and Utilities ($44,000).

Median household income in Wichita, KS is $49,202. Males in Wichita, KS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,968. The income inequality of Wichita, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Wichita, KS. In Sedgwick County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 87 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,162. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Wichita, KS is from the county of Sedgwick County, KS.

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Diversity

Wichita, KS is home to a population of 389,927 people, from which 94% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Wichita, KS is composed of 246,199 White residents (63.1%), 65,881 Hispanic residents (16.9%), 39,684 Black residents (10.2%), 18,866 Asian residents (4.84%), and 16,929 Two+ residents (4.34%). The most common foreign languages in Wichita, KS are Spanish (38,790 speakers), Vietnamese (8,536 speakers), and Arabic (1,489 speakers), but compared to other places, Wichita, KS has a relative high number of Vietnamese (8,536 speakers), Laotian (786 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (989 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Wichita, KS awarded 6,838 degrees. The student population of Wichita, KS is skewed towards females, with 2,813 male students and 4,025 female students. Most students in Wichita, KS are White (4,332 and 63.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (581 and 8.5%), Black or African American (548 and 8.01%), and Asian (326 and 4.77%). The largest universities in Wichita, KS by number of graduates are Wichita State University (3,120 and 45.6%), Wichita Area Technical College (1,339 and 19.6%), and Friends University (618 and 9%). The most popular majors in Wichita, KS are Registered Nursing (229 and 3.35%), General Business Administration & Management (191 and 2.79%), and Accounting (175 and 2.56%). The median tuition costs in Wichita, KS are $26,483 for private four year colleges, and $6,385 and $15,124 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita, KS is $123,500, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $124,400 to $123,500, a 0.72% increase. The homeownership rate of Wichita, KS is 59.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Wichita, KS have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wichita, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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