Wichita, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 386,552 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.3%
 
Males: 190,338  (49.2%)
Females: 196,214  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67202, 67203, 67209, 67211, 67212, 67213, 67214, 67215, 67218, 67228, 67235, 67260.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,776 (it was $39,939 in 2000)
Wichita:

$43,776
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,461 (it was $20,647 in 2000)

Wichita city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $118,400 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Wichita:

$118,400
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,795; Detached houses: $136,027; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,337; In 2-unit structures: $81,946; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $84,493; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,341; Mobile homes: $49,057; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $53,695

Median gross rent in 2012: $661.

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  • White alone - 249,499 (64.7%)
  • Hispanic - 59,243 (15.4%)
  • Black alone - 42,291 (11.0%)
  • Asian alone - 18,776 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 12,054 (3.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 3,273 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 426 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.01%)

Races in Wichita detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wichita: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.8%), Irish (9.9%), English (8.1%), United States (6.9%), French (2.4%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1305 feet

Land area: 135.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,847 people per square mile   (average).

Wichita,KS real estate house value index trend

Wichita, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Wichita:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wichita city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

37,275 residents are foreign born (2.8% Asia).

This city:  9.7%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Wichita, Kansas as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Wichita to the number of sex offenders is 25,705 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,603 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,316 (1.4%)

Wichita satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (339.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Eastborough, KS (2.1 miles ), McConnell AFB, KS (2.4 miles ), Oaklawn-Sunview, KS (2.4 miles ), Bel Aire, KS (2.5 miles ), Park City, KS (2.8 miles ), Kechi, KS (2.8 miles ), Haysville, KS (2.9 miles ), Maize, KS (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1309 buildings, average cost: $81,200
  • 1998: 1535 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1999: 1289 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2000: 1030 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2001: 1257 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2002: 1420 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2003: 1454 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2004: 1604 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2005: 1625 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2006: 1545 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2007: 1248 buildings, average cost: $123,900
  • 2008: 1012 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2009: 709 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2010: 531 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2011: 409 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2012: 415 buildings, average cost: $171,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 97.34 W

Wichita nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Air Capital of the World, The Emerald City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,036 (+4.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 142,916 (80.5%)

Area code: 316

Wichita household income distribution Wichita home values distribution

Property values in Wichita, KS


Crime rates in Wichita by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 311720182926413025162523
per 100,000 9.14.95.85.18.17.311.48.36.84.26.56.0
Rapes 176183208216233240269278254246238228
per 100,000 51.853.059.860.765.467.275.176.769.165.361.959.0
Robberies 595742796556626520557482527481490495
per 100,000 175.0215.0228.9156.1175.8145.5155.5132.9143.3127.6127.3128.1
Assaults 1,2791,5011,3441,4371,9902,5332,5192,3012,4392,2832,1972,123
per 100,000 376.3435.0386.4403.5558.7708.8703.1634.6663.4605.8571.0549.4
Burglaries 3,7574,4224,4593,8253,9303,8004,3574,0774,0454,2414,0053,919
per 100,000 1105.31281.41282.11074.11103.41063.31216.01124.41100.31125.31040.81014.2
Thefts 14,15414,95315,52314,28415,90113,78614,26314,09713,88612,47213,55015,331
per 100,000 4164.14333.24463.24011.04464.33857.63980.83887.73777.13309.33521.33967.6
Auto thefts 1,6771,7161,7541,4091,7731,9762,1361,8601,6661,5281,9011,820
per 100,000 493.4497.3504.3395.6497.8552.9596.2513.0453.2405.4494.0471.0
Arson N/AN/AN/A139142156189187180129139134
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/A39.039.943.752.751.649.034.236.134.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.2) 484.3521.1528.6466.4543.8541.7578.3534.8523.5477.0481.5488.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wichita detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 821 (642 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Kansas average:

2.68

Detailed articles:

Wichita tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +34,915 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (15%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including electrical and electronic equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Wichita: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wichita, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wichita, Kansas average temperatures Wichita, Kansas average precipitation Wichita, Kansas humidity Wichita, Kansas wind speed Wichita, Kansas snowfall Wichita, Kansas sunshine Wichita, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Wichita-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Wichita city center killed 17 people and injured 225 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/3/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $141 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wichita-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 202.6 miles away from Wichita center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 375.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.2 miles away from Wichita center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sedgwick County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wichita topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles G. Koch - Businessman, Ann Dunham - Anthropologist, Murder of Brian Deneke - Skateboarder, Arlen Specter - Senator, Kirstie Alley - (born 1955), actress, Hattie McDaniel - Actor, Jim Ryun - Politician and Athletics competitor, John Duncan (artist) - Experimental filmmaker, Bryce Brown - Player of football, Ron Wyden - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Wichita: Erwin R. Bleckley, Paul Frederick Foster, William L. McGonagle.

Main business address for: LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE & SALOON INC (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), AIRXCEL INC (MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS), KANSAS GAS & ELECTRIC CO /KS/ (ELECTRIC SERVICES), AMERICAN RESTAURANT PARTNERS L P (RETAIL-EATING PLACES), TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT RESTAURANT CORP (RETAIL-EATING PLACES).

Hospitals in Wichita:

  • ADVANTAGE HOSPICE CARE INC (1611 W HARRY)
  • CPC GREAT PLAINS HOSPITAL (511 EAST 21ST STREET)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE (439 N MCLEAN BLVD STE 100)
  • KANSAS HEART HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3601 NORTH WEBB ROAD)
  • KANSAS SURGERY & RECOVERY CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2770 N WEBB ROAD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WICHITA (550 NORTH HILLSIDE 4 WEST)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (3600 E HARRY ST)
  • THE CENTER FOR THE SAME DAY SURGERY (818 N EMPORIA SUITE 108)
  • VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL WICHITA ST TERESA, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 14800 WEST ST TERESA)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 550 N HILLSIDE STREET)
  • WICHITA VA MEDICAL CENTER (Government Federal, 5500 E. KELLOG)

Airports and heliports located in Wichita:

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Colleges/Universities in Wichita:

  • Wichita State University (Full-time enrollment: 11,743; Location: 1845 N. Fairmount; Public; Website: www.wichita.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (FT enrollment: 2,220; Location: 4004 N Webb Rd. Bldg 100; Public; Website: www.watc.edu)
  • Newman University (FT enrollment: 2,066; Location: 3100 McCormick Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.newmanu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Friends University (FT enrollment: 2,024; Location: 2100 W. University Ave.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.friends.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 2,015; Location: 2051 South Meridian; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wti.edu)
  • Heritage College-Wichita (FT enrollment: 590; Location: 2800 S Rock Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: heritage-education.com)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Wichita (FT enrollment: 355; Location: 8111 E. 32nd Street North, Suite 103; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Vatterott College-Wichita (FT enrollment: 342; Location: 8853 E. 37th Street N.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vatterott.edu)
  • National American University-Wichita (FT enrollment: 307; Location: 7309 East 21st Street North Suite G-40; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu/locations/kansas/wichita)
  • Xenon International Academy-Wichita (FT enrollment: 288; Location: 3804 W Douglas; Private, for-profit; Website: www.xenonacademy.com)
  • Eric Fisher Academy (FT enrollment: 214; Location: 6727 W Central; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ericfisheracademy.com)
  • National American University-Wichita West (FT enrollment: 213; Location: 8428 West 13th Street North Suite 120; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu/locations/kansas/wichita-west)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita (FT enrollment: 169; Location: 3242 N. Rock Road Suite 106; Private, for-profit; Website: pmtswichita.com)
  • University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus (FT enrollment: 130; Location: 3020 N. Cypress Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Old Town Barber College-Wichita (FT enrollment: 51; Location: 1211 E Douglas; Private, for-profit; Website: www.otbcollege.com)
  • Regency Beauty Institute-Wichita (FT enrollment: 23; Location: 8227 E Kellogg Dr, Unit #8; Private, for-profit; Website: www.regency.edu)

Biggest public high schools in Wichita:

Private high schools in Wichita:

  • BISHOP CARROLL CATHOLIC HIGH S (Students: 1,063; Location: 8101 W CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • WICHITA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 981; Location: 9115 E 13TH ST N; Grades: PK - 12)
  • KAPAUN MT CARMEL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 894; Location: 8506 E CENTRAL AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • INDEPENDENT SCHOOL (Students: 781; Location: 8317 E DOUGLAS AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 298; Location: 12345 E 21ST ST N; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • WORD OF LIFE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 3841 N MERIDIAN AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 3003 E KELLOGG DR; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Wichita:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Wichita:

  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 737; Location: 853 N SOCORA ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 645 N 119TH ST W; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 731; Location: 1215 N STRATFORD LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MAGDALEN CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 2221 N 127TH ST E; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 461; Location: 2900 N ROCK RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 3810 E DOUGLAS AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 11010 SOUTHWEST BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JUDE CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 3030 AMIDON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 238; Location: 1121 W REGAL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY CROSS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 600 N GREENWICH RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Wichita, map of school districts: HAYSVILLE USD 261, WICHITA USD 259

Library in Wichita:

  • WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,455,630; Location: 223 S. MAIN ST; 673,439 books; 57,566 audio materials; 36,696 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 1,002 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Valley Center Middle School is also in Wichita added by Mac
  • There is also Colonel James Jabara Airport located in Northeast Wichita, the second largest public/general aviation airport in the Wichita Metro Area. ID = KAAO added by Sachin Bharati
  • You have listed that KZSN radio is owned by Capstar... They are owned by Clear Channel.

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Notable locations in Wichita: Intrust Bank Arena (A), Hardtner Junction (B), L W Clapp Memorial Golf Course (C), Auburn Hills Golf Course (D), Braeburn Golf Course (E), University of Kansas - School of Medicine Wichita Campus Daniel K Roberts Amphitheater (F), Mid Continent Industrial Park I (G), Airport Industrial Park (H), Meridian Industrial Park (I), USI Recreational Vehicle Park (J), Metro West Industrial Park (K), Northwest Substation (L), Chance Industrial Park (M), John B Martin Industrial Park (N), MacDonald Golf Course (O), Rock Island Industrial Park (P), Burnham Industrial Park (Q), Willowbend Golf Club (R), Brittain Industrial Park (S), Westport Industrial Park (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cherry Creek Shopping Center (1), Kellogg Mall (2), Mini Mall (3), Wichita Mall (4), Westway Shopping Center (5), Westlink Shopping Center (6), TV Shopping Center (7), Sweetbriar Shopping Center (8), Seneca Square Mall (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wichita include: LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE & SALOON INC (A), AIRXCEL INC (B), KANSAS GAS & ELECTRIC CO /KS/ (C), AMERICAN RESTAURANT PARTNERS L P (D), TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT RESTAURANT CORP (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wichita include: Fairview Christian Church (A), Calvary Chapel Wichita (B), Islamic Society of Wichita (C), Gideon Baptist Church (D), Mount Olive Baptist Church (E), Unity Missionary Baptist Church (F), Sharon Baptist Church (G), Southside Baptist Church (H), Messiah Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Rest haven Cemetery (1), Jamesburg Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3), Highland Cemetery (4), Maple Grove Cemetery (5), Wichita Park Cemetery (6), Old Mission Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Beech Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chisholm Creek (A), Little Arkansas River (B), Big Slough (C), Gypsum Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wichita include: Rivera Park (1), Henry Park (2), Lincoln Park (3), Cessna Park (4), Linwood Park (5), Clapp Memorial Park (6), Sycamore Park (7), Osage Park (8), Aley Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Great Plains Transportation Museum (700 East Douglas Avenue) (1), Indian Center Museum & Gift Shop (650 North Seneca Street) (2), Allen-Lambe House Foundation (Museums; 255 North Roosevelt Street) (3), Great Plains Nature Center (Museums; 6232 East 29th Street North) (4), Botanica the Wichita Gardens - Administration Office (Museums; 701 North Amidon Avenue) (5), Kansas Firefighters Museum (1300 South Broadway Street) (6), Kansas Aviation Museum (3350 George Washington Boulevard) (7), Botanica the Wichita Gardens - Information (Museums; 701 North Amidon Avenue) (8), Exploration Place (Museums; 300 North McLean Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Afton Motel (855 South Broadway Street) (1), Hampton Inn Wichita-East (9449 E Corporate Hills Dr) (2), Corral Motel (2232 South Broadway Street) (3), La Quinta Wichita (7700 E Kellogg Dr) (4), ClubHouse Inn & Suites Wichita (515 South Webb) (5), Best Western Airport Inn (6815 West Kellogg US 54) (6), Wichita Fairfield Inn East (333 South Webb Road) (7), Holiday Inn-Airport (5500 West Kellogg Drive) (8), Scotsman Inn - East (465 South Webb Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Kansas State - Corporation Commission Oil & Gas- Conservation Div (230 East William Street) (1), Kansas State - Governor Bill Graves Wichita- District Court Offices- Wichita- Executive Of (130 South Market Street) (2), Kansas State - District Attorney 18th Judicial District- Adult Diver (535 North Main) (3), District Court-18th Judicial District - Flaigle Harold- Div Vi Judge- Burgess James- Div Ii J (1015 South Minnesota Street) (4), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (301 North Main) (5), U S Government - Courts- District Court- Deloach Ralph L Clerk (401 North Market Street) (6), Kansas State - District ATTORNEY-18th Judicial District- Adult Diver (535 North Main Street Floor 2) (7), Kansas State - District Attorney- 18th Judicial District- Consumer Fraud And Economic Crime Divi (535 North Main Street) (8), Kansas State - District ATTORNEY-18th Judicial District- Traffic Divi (535 North Main Street Floor 2) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Sedgwick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 128. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

128
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.248. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.52
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wichita and their reported violations in the past:

CAPE FAIR ESTATES (Serves MO, Population served: 113, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2011)
  • One regular monitoring violation
PIZZA HUT (Address: 208 SOUTH MAIZE ROAD , Serves NY, Population served: 101, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS PIZZA HUT (Serves FL, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2011)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.9%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Wichita in 2010:

  • 1,666 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,631 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,071 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 535 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 329 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 278 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 253 people in state prisons
  • 205 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 149 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 104 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 52 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 41 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Wichita in 2000:

  • 1,514 people in nursing homes
  • 1,403 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 542 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 396 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 343 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 194 people in state prisons
  • 157 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 115 people in religious group quarters
  • 65 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 63 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 22 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 20 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Wichita, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Wichita compared to Kansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Charles Koch Arena. Wichita State University.

Banks with most branches in Wichita (2011 data):

  • Intrust Bank, National Association: 23 branches. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $4,066.0 mil, Deposits: $3,310.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Intrust Financial Corporation
  • Fidelity Bank: 18 branches. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,562.7 mil, Deposits: $1,276.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Emprise Bank: 13 branches. Info updated 2011/04/13: Bank assets: $1,461.9 mil, Deposits: $1,282.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Emprise Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Commerce Bank: 10 branches. Info updated 2011/07/07: Bank assets: $20,493.6 mil, Deposits: $16,805.3 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 206 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capitol Federal Savings Bank: Northwest Wichita Branch, West Wichita Branch, East Wichita Branch, Bradley Fair Branch, Wichita Branch, Southwest Wichita Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $9,167.4 mil, Deposits: $4,742.9 mil, headquarters in Topeka, KS, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 46 total offices
  • Southwest National Bank: at 400 East Douglas Avenue, Motor Bank Branch, Towne East Branch, Towne West Branch, Indian Hills Branch, Twin Lakes Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $421.5 mil, Deposits: $381.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Republic Financial Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Wichita - Ne Branch, Wichita - West, Wichita - Nw, Wichita - Downtown. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Legacy Bank: Wichita Branch, North Woodlawn Branch, North Wichita Branch, West Central Branch. Info updated 2010/09/29: Bank assets: $258.1 mil, Deposits: $208.9 mil, headquarters in Colwich, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Colwich Financial Corporation
  • 25 other banks with 43 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wichita, Kansas:

  • Executive Inn, 8401 Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67207 , Phone: (316) 684-5261
  • Fairfield Inn By Marriot Wichita, 333 S Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67207 , Phone: (316) 685-3777, Fax: (316) 685-3777
  • Grand Palace Inn, 607 E 47TH St S, Wichita, KS 67216 , Phone: (316) 529-4100
  • Knights Inn, 6125 W Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67209 , Phone: (316) 942-1341
  • Mark 8 Inn, 1130 N Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214 , Phone: (316) 265-4679, Fax: (316) 265-4679
  • The Broadview Hotel, 400 W Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202 , Phone: (316) 262-5000, Fax: (316) 262-0323
  • Hawthorn Suites Wichita East, 411 S Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67207 , Phone: (316) 686-7331, Fax: (316) 686-2345
  • Scotsman Inn East, 465 S Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67207 , Phone: (316) 684-6363, Fax: (316) 684-6363
  • 64 other hotels and motels
All 72 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wichita, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Wichita travel time to work - commute Wichita mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Wichita:

(Wichita, Kansas Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Wichita city (based on Sedgwick County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.67%
Here: 46.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents29.6%15.1%12.8%7.2%3.6%
Congregations8.2%10.2%12.2%4.3%2.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.4%2.7%2.6%2.2%20.8%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.6%4.3%44.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Sedgwick County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Sedgwick County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 113
Sedgwick County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 306
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sedgwick County:

28.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 95$485,628$61,3424$4,711
Other Government Administration 119$538,389$54,29183$62,756
Judicial and Legal 68$305,851$53,97414$9,334
Police Protection - Officers 585$3,147,697$64,5680$0
Police - Other 219$847,803$46,4553$3,503
Firefighters 439$2,167,515$59,2490$0
Correction 24$85,007$42,5042$2,925
Streets and Highways 181$738,517$48,9620$0
Airports 116$504,697$52,21010$8,247
Welfare 85$315,991$44,6102$2,544
Health 32$151,303$56,7392$2,165
Sewerage 118$435,624$44,3011$3,131
Parks and Recreation 125$491,590$47,193199$59,448
Natural Resources 50$184,023$44,1660$0
Water Supply 141$580,610$49,41421$46,188
Transit 94$296,211$37,8140$0
Local Libraries 77$294,951$45,96651$65,455
Other and Unallocable 181$766,294$50,8044$4,782
Totals for Government 2,749$12,337,701$53,857396$275,189

Wichita government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $81,015,000 ($209.58)
    Sewerage: $23,846,000 ($61.69)
    Water Utilities: $16,176,000 ($41.85)
    Air Transportation: $9,311,000 ($24.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,050,000 ($10.48)
    Parking Facilities: $2,100,000 ($5.43)
    Police Protection: $1,098,000 ($2.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $940,000 ($2.43)
    General - Other: $752,000 ($1.95)
    Health - Other: $716,000 ($1.85)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $53,960,000 ($139.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,126,000 ($75.35)
    Regular Highways: $23,938,000 ($61.93)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,534,000 ($60.88)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,173,000 ($59.95)
    Water Utilities: $20,729,000 ($53.63)
    Sewerage: $19,719,000 ($51.01)
    General - Other: $18,984,000 ($49.11)
    Air Transportation: $12,610,000 ($32.62)
    Transit Utilities: $9,367,000 ($24.23)
    General Public Buildings: $8,640,000 ($22.35)
    Central Staff Services: $7,406,000 ($19.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,912,000 ($17.88)
    Libraries: $6,333,000 ($16.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,228,000 ($13.52)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,224,000 ($13.51)
    Health - Other: $3,593,000 ($9.29)
    Financial Administration: $3,333,000 ($8.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,958,000 ($7.65)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,365,000 ($3.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000 ($0.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $313,222,000 ($810.30)
    Corporate Bonds: $122,028,000 ($315.68)
    Other Investments - Other: $43,723,000 ($113.11)
    Benefit Payments: $40,603,000 ($105.04)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $13,724,000 ($35.50)
    Withdrawals: $565,000 ($1.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,049,000 ($98.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,537,000 ($9.15)
    Air Transportation: $3,174,000 ($8.21)
    Transit Utilities: $1,982,000 ($5.13)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,120,000 ($2.90)
    Water Utilities: $942,000 ($2.44)
    Regular Highways: $716,000 ($1.85)
    General - Other: $417,000 ($1.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $209,000 ($0.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000 ($0.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $125,000 ($0.32)
    Natural Resources - Other: $98,000 ($0.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $94,000 ($0.24)
    General Public Building: $44,000 ($0.11)
    Libraries: $19,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $142,255,000 ($368.01)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,674,000 ($12.09)

Wichita government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,575,000 ($89.44)
    Air Transportation: $18,950,000 ($49.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,473,000 ($21.92)
    All Other: $4,836,000 ($12.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $428,000 ($1.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $71,919,000 ($186.05)
    From Parent Local Government: $9,480,000 ($24.52)
    Local Employee Contribution: $6,011,000 ($15.55)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $23,255,000 ($60.16)
    Air Transportation: $9,795,000 ($25.34)
    Transit Utilities: $4,075,000 ($10.54)
    All Other: $845,000 ($2.19)
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000 ($0.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $45,181,000 ($116.88)
    All Other: $1,574,000 ($4.07)
    Highways: $1,213,000 ($3.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $27,099,000 ($70.10)
    Interest Earnings: $21,674,000 ($56.07)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,928,000 ($30.86)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,666,000 ($22.42)
    Rents: $3,776,000 ($9.77)
    Sale of Property: $96,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,089,000 ($93.36)
    Transit Utilities: $1,816,000 ($4.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $45,958,000 ($118.89)
    All Other: $7,857,000 ($20.33)
    Water Utilities: $5,086,000 ($13.16)
    General Local Government Support: $4,350,000 ($11.25)
    Public Welfare: $3,897,000 ($10.08)
    Transit Utilities: $1,793,000 ($4.64)
    Sewerage: $1,601,000 ($4.14)
    Health and Hospitals: $456,000 ($1.18)
  • Tax - Property: $97,741,000 ($252.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $30,702,000 ($79.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,064,000 ($13.10)
    Other License: $4,666,000 ($12.07)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,828,000 ($4.73)

Wichita government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $786,576,000 ($2034.85)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $773,900,000 ($2002.06)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,135,000 ($427.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $152,459,000 ($394.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $111,080,000 ($287.36)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $99,680,000 ($257.87)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,625,000 ($32.66)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,225,000 ($3.17)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $91,042,000 ($235.52)
    Beginning: $75,460,000 ($195.21)

Wichita government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,303,000 ($37.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $370,340,000 ($958.06)
    Total Federal Securities: $5,083,000 ($13.15)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $193,256,000 ($499.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $156,967,000 ($406.07)

4.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
Kansas average:

6.43%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($686 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Butler County, KS  0.45% ($42,933 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.15% ($35,722)
from Harvey County, KS  0.15% ($33,578)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Kansas average:

6.89%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($628 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Butler County, KS  0.44% ($47,043 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.16% ($42,914)
to Harvey County, KS  0.12% ($36,327)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wichita:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KNSS (1240 AM; 1 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSGL (900 AM; 0 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wichita:

  • K261BL (100.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WORD OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • K204DQ (88.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYFW (88.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KDGS (93.9 FM; ANDOVER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K218DR (91.5 FM; BELLAIRE, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KANR (92.7 FM; BELLE PLAINE, KS; Owner: DANIEL D. SMITH)
  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFXJ (104.5 FM; AUGUSTA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Wichita:

  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
  • K59DA (Channel 59; WICHITA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15DD (Channel 15; WICHITA, KS; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KFVT-LP (Channel 40; WICHITA, KS; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wichita fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 629
Total length: 6,065 meters (19,898ft)
Total costs: $171,558,000
Total average daily traffic: 11,174,655
Total average daily truck traffic: 633,668

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 7
  • 1920-1929: 7
  • 1930-1939: 9
  • 1940-1949: 12
  • 1950-1959: 46
  • 1960-1969: 162
  • 1970-1979: 114
  • 1980-1989: 72
  • 1990-1999: 125
  • 2000-2009: 60
  • 2010-2012: 11
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wichita, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wichita)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 791 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wichita, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 206 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 351 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1353 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wichita)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 53 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wichita)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 1699 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 full and 40 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,964$105,6631,670$112,1644,951$117,690733$36,24731$2,427,899951$78,69538$34,206
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED63$104,452121$128,938433$116,37799$23,6720$042$102,27112$50,584
APPLICATIONS DENIED293$93,292324$85,8561,829$106,869533$27,7634$217,638201$79,04059$51,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN157$99,932155$113,3921,127$111,880100$50,3481$6,500,00072$59,7233$89,837
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS30$89,15316$102,390219$113,46916$43,6080$09$47,2982$54,380

Detailed mortgage data for all 102 tracts in Wichita, KS

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 72 full and 39 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED377$139,121253$140,0024$33,823
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED82$134,19072$129,5462$163,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED62$116,89050$134,2320$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$128,79516$140,4900$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$127,3647$110,9163$49,170

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2478
  • Hazardous Condition: 1273
  • Service Call: 186
  • Good Intent Call: 166

Incident types - Wichita

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wichita, KS
Most common first names in Wichita, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,02179.2 years
John1,80874.6 years
William1,74374.7 years
James1,53471.4 years
Robert1,46170.4 years
Charles1,28574.1 years
George95276.2 years
Helen83180.4 years
Dorothy81578.2 years
Ruth79081.0 years
Most common last names in Wichita, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,16275.1 years
Johnson72375.7 years
Brown65375.7 years
Williams59573.6 years
Jones58575.2 years
Miller49176.7 years
Davis48173.1 years
Wilson42775.8 years
Moore34074.9 years
Clark33076.1 years
Businesses in Wichita, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T6Jones New York6
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys2
Ace Hardware6Justice2
Advance Auto Parts4KFC7
Aeropostale2Kmart2
AmericInn1Kohl's2
American Eagle Outfitters2Kroger27
Ann Taylor1La Quinta2
Applebee's5La-Z-Boy4
Arby's9Lane Bryant2
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture6
AutoZone9LensCrafters2
BMW1Little Caesars Pizza7
Banana Republic1Long John Silver's7
Barnes & Noble1Lowe's3
Baskin-Robbins2Marriott6
Bath & Body Works4MasterBrand Cabinets24
Bed Bath & Beyond2Maurices3
Best Western4Mazda1
Blockbuster7McDonald's26
Brooks Brothers1Men's Wearhouse2
Brookstone1Motel 62
Budget Car Rental5Motherhood Maternity5
Buffalo Wild Wings2New Balance11
Burger King14Nike19
Burlington Coat Factory2Nissan1
CarMax1Office Depot2
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax4
Catherines2Old Navy2
Charlotte Russe2Olive Garden1
Chevrolet3On The Border2
Chick-Fil-A1Outback2
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse2
Chipotle4Pac Sun2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken5Panera Bread3
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza8
Clarion1Payless8
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske4
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart2
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports3
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut17
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless20Popeyes4
Curves5Quality1
DHL6Quiznos6
Dairy Queen8RadioShack8
Days Inn4Red Lobster2
Deb2Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry4Ryan's Grill1
Dennys3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes3
Dressbarn2SONIC Drive-In16
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club2
Eddie Bauer2Sears5
Express2Shoe Carnival2
Famous Footwear4Slumberland2
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts2
FedEx67Sprint Nextel7
Finish Line2Starbucks17
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Foot Locker2Subaru1
Ford2Subway31
Forever 211Super 83
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T-Mobile22
GNC4T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop8T.J.Maxx2
Gap1Taco Bell12
Goodwill2Talbots1
Gymboree1Target4
H&R Block16The Room Place3
Havertys Furniture1Toyota1
Haworth1Toys"R"Us2
Hawthorn1True Value3
Hilton5U-Haul11
Hobby Lobby2UPS62
Holiday Inn7Vans4
Hollister Co.1Verizon Wireless5
Home Depot2Victoria's Secret3
HomeTown Buffet1Village Inn3
Honda2Volkswagen1
Hot Topic2Walgreens14
Howard Johnson1Walmart6
IHOP3Wendy's13
J. Jill1Wet Seal2
JCPenney2YMCA9
Jimmy John's3

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