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Population in 2012: 385,577 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.0%
 

Males: 189,858  (49.2%)
Females: 195,719  (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

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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 2011: 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.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 67202, 67203, 67204, 67205, 67206, 67207, 67208, 67209, 67210, 67211, 67212, 67213, 67214, 67215, 67216, 67217, 67218, 67219, 67220, 67223, 67226, 67227, 67228, 67230, 67232, 67235.

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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 - 3,272 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 426 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wichita: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (21.8%), Irish (11.1%), English (9.2%), United States (4.5%), French (2.8%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1305 feet

Land area: 135.8 square miles.

Population density: 2,840 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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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: 8.0%
  • 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%

31,494 residents are foreign born (4.1% Latin America, 2.9% Asia).

This city:  8.5%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Wichita, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Wichita to the number of sex offenders is 27,541 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%)

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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

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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

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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) 484.2520.9528.4466.3543.7541.5578.1534.6523.3476.8481.3488.2

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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

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Wichita, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

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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%)

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Tornado activity:

Wichita-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 201% 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 96% 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 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 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from Wichita center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Explosion: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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 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/medical centers in Wichita:

  • EAST WICHITA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 320 N. HILLSIDE)
  • FMC - WICHITA (Dialysis Facility, 1007 N. EMPORIA)
  • NE WICHITA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 2630 N WEBB RD)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - WICHITA WEST (Dialysis Facility, 750 N SOCORA)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP- WICHITA EAST (Dialysis Facility, 9341 E 21ST N)
  • WICHITA DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 909 N. TOPEKA)
  • ABSOLUTE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, 9415 E HARRY SUITES 204 AND 205)
  • ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 8200 EAST 34TH STREET CIRCLE N)
  • CARE IV INC (Home Health Center, 625 N CARRIAGE PKY 170)
  • CARING HEARTS OF WICHITA (Home Health Center, 155 MARKET STREET SUITE 1010)
  • FAITH HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE LLC (Home Health Center, 7804 E FUNSTON STE 203)
  • HEALING HANDS HOME HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, 1037 SOUTH BROADWAY)
  • HEARTLAND HH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 3210 WEST KELLOGG DRIVE)
  • HOME HEALTH OF KANSAS (Home Health Center, 7607 EAST HARRY)
  • HOME HEALTHCARE CONNECTION (Home Health Center, 8415 EAST 32ND STREET NORTH)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF WICHITA (Home Health Center, 333 S BROADWAY ST SUITE 200)
  • LOVING TOUCH HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1631 EAST 17TH STREET NORTH SUITE 100)
  • MERCY HOME HEALTHCARE AGENCY (Home Health Center, 2102 EAST 21ST STREET NORTH #B)
  • NURSEFINDERS OF WICHITA (Home Health Center, 303 N WEST ST SUITE 100)
  • PIROTTE HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, 630 N ST FRANCIS SUITE A)
  • PRIME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 1120 S CLIFTON)
  • PROACTIVE HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 144 NORTH OLIVER SUITE 203)
  • PROGRESSIVE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, 3500 NORTH ROCK ROAD BUILDING 400)
  • QUALITY LIFESTYLES INC (Home Health Center, 650 WESTDALE DRIVE SUITE 220)
  • SAINT RAPHAEL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, 903 WEST 18TH AVENUE)
  • SERENITY HOME HEALTH LLC (Home Health Center, 9340 EAST CENTRAL SUITE B)
  • TOTAL HOMECARE AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, 250 W DOUGLAS SUITE 101)
  • VIA CHRISTI HOME HEALTH WICHITA INC (Home Health Center, 555 SOUTH WASHINGTON)
  • VIA CHRISTI ST JOSEPH HHC (Home Health Center, 3600 E HARRY ST)
  • WESLEY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 8338 WEST 13TH STREET)
  • ADVANTAGE HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, 1611 W HARRY)
  • CHARTER WICHITA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYS (Hospital, provides emergency services, 8901 EAST ORME)
  • CPC GREAT PLAINS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 511 EAST 21ST STREET)
  • GALICHIA HEART HOSPITAL LLC (Hospital, 2610 N WOODLAWN)
  • GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE (Hospital, 439 N MCLEAN BLVD STE 100)
  • HARRY HYNES MEMORIAL HOSPICE (Hospital, 313 S MARKET)
  • HOSPICE CARE OF KANSAS LLC (Hospital, 750 N SOCORA SUITE 400)
  • KANSAS HEART HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 3601 NORTH WEBB ROAD)
  • KANSAS SPINE HOSPITAL, LLC (Acute Care Hospitals,Physician, provides emergency services, 3333 NORTH WEBB ROAD)
  • KANSAS SURGERY & RECOVERY CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2770 N WEBB ROAD)
  • NATIONAL HOSPICE INC (Hospital, 319 N DOWELL ST)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF WICHITA (Hospital, 125 N MARKET ST STE 920)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WICHITA (Hospital, 550 NORTH HILLSIDE 4 WEST)
  • SOUTHERNCARE WICHITA (Hospital, 301 N MAIN SUITE 300)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, 3600 E HARRY ST)
  • SURGICARE OF WICHITA INC (Hospital, 810 N LORRAINE)
  • THE CENTER FOR THE SAME DAY SURGERY (Hospital, 818 N EMPORIA SUITE 108)
  • TRINITY HOSPICE (Hospital, 1938 N WOODLAWN STE 214)
  • VENCARE HOSPICE WICHITA (Hospital, 1020 N MAIN STREET)
  • VIA CHRISTI HOSPITAL WICHITA ST TERESA, INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 14800 WEST ST TERESA)
  • VIA CHRISTI HOSPITALS WICHITA INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 929 NORTH ST FRANCIS STREET)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 550 N HILLSIDE STREET)
  • WESLEY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, 8338 WEST 13TH STREET)
  • WICHITA VA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital,Acute Care - Veterans Administration,Government Federal, 5500 E. KELLOG)
  • CARITAS CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 1400 S SHERIDEN)
  • CATHOLIC CENTER FOR THE AGING (Nursing Home, 3411 EAST ZIMMERLY)
  • COLLEGE HILL NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 5005 E 21ST ST N)
  • DESERET HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION AT WICHITA LLC (Nursing Home, 1600 S. WOODLAWN)
  • FAMILY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 639 S MAIZE COURT)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WICHITA (Nursing Home, 4007 E LINCOLN ST)
  • HEARTLAND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 3410 E FUNSTON)
  • HOMESTEAD HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 2133 S ELIZABETH ST)
  • KANSAS MASONIC HOME (Nursing Home, 401 S SENECA ST)
  • LAKEPOINT RETIREMENT AND REHAB CENTER OF WICHITA (Nursing Home, 1315 N WEST STREET)
  • LARKSFIELD PLACE (Nursing Home, 2828 N. GOVERNEOUR)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF WICHITA (Nursing Home, 622 N EDGEMOOR ST)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES - WICHITA (Nursing Home, 7101 E 21ST ST N)
  • MEDICALODGES WICHITA (Nursing Home, 2280 S MINNEAPOLIS)
  • MERIDIAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 1555 N MERIDIAN ST)
  • NORTH TOWNE MANOR (Nursing Home, 2800 NORTH HILLSIDE)
  • PARK WEST PLAZA LLC (Nursing Home, 505 N MAIZE ROAD)
  • PARKWAY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2840 S HILLSIDE ST)
  • REGENT PARK REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 10604 EAST 13TH STREET)
  • RIVER PARK HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, 1432 N WACO ST)
  • SANDPIPER HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, 5808 W 8TH ST N)
  • SEVILLE CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, 1319 SEVILLE ST)
  • TERRACE GARDENS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1315 N WEST ST)
  • VIA CHRISTI HOPE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, 2622 W CENTRAL)
  • VIA CHRISTI REGIONAL MED CENTE (Nursing Home, 929 N SAINT FRANCIS ST)
  • VIA CHRISTI REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, 1151 N ROCK RD)
  • VIA CHRISTI RIVERSIDE MEDICAL (Nursing Home, 2622 W CENTRAL ST)
  • WESLEY REHAB HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, 8338 W 13TH ST)
  • WICHITA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1319 MAY STREET)
  • WICHITA HEALTHCARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, 932 N TOPEKA ST)
  • WICHITA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2840 S HILLSIDE ST)
  • WICHITA PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, 4700 W 13TH ST N)
  • WICHITA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, 8080 E PAWNEE)
  • WOODLAWN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 1600 S WOODLAWN)

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Local government website: www.wichitagov.org/home.htm

Colleges/Universities in Wichita:

  • Wichita State University (Full-time enrollment: 9,428; Location: 1845 Fairmount; Public; Website: www.wichita.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Friends University (FT enrollment: 1,822; Location: 2100 W. University Ave.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.friends.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 1,463; Location: 2051 South Meridian; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wti.edu)
  • Newman University (FT enrollment: 1,122; Location: 3100 McCormick Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.newmanu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (FT enrollment: 923; Location: 301 South Grove; Public; Website: www.watc.edu)
  • Heritage College (FT enrollment: 917; Location: 2800 S Rock Rd; Private, for-profit)
  • Vatterott College-Wichita (FT enrollment: 413; Location: 8853 E. 37th Street N.; Private, for-profit; Website: vatterott-college.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Wichita (FT enrollment: 272; Location: 2024 N Woodlawn; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Xenon International Academy (FT enrollment: 209; Location: 3804 W Douglas; Private, for-profit; Website: www.xenonintl.com)
  • Paul Mitchell the School-Wichita (FT enrollment: 81; Location: 3242 N. Rock Road Suite 106; Private, for-profit)
  • University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus (FT enrollment: 71; Location: 3020 N. Cypress Dr Ste 150; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Old Town Barber and Beauty College (FT enrollment: 34; Location: 1207 E Douglas; Private, for-profit; Website: www.otbbcollege.com)
  • B Street Design-School International Hair Styling (FT enrollment: 32; Location: 1675 S Rock Rd; Private, for-profit)
  • National American University-Wichita (FT enrollment: 23; Location: 7309 E 21st St. N. Suite G40; Private, for-profit; Website: www.national.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wichita:

  • Butler Community College (about 27 miles; El Dorado, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 42 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 47 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 70 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Emporia State University (about 81 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 110 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)
  • Kansas State University (about 112 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)

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

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)
AQI  CO  Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 SO2 NO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.4. This is about average.
City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.312. This is about average. There were 54 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.312
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.4. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. There were 89 monitors within city limits.
City:

20.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.80. This is about average. There were 36 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.59
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.772. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.772
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.60. This is better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.60
U.S.:

9.39

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

PIZZA HUT (OAK HALL) (Serves VA, Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PLEASURES (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
PIZZA HUT - OWOSSO - #1-23 (Serves MI, Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2001 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2001), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PIZZA HUT (Address: 208 SOUTH MAIZE ROAD , Serves NY, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CAPE FAIR ESTATES (Serves MO, Population served: 47, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wichita that have no violations reported:

  • HOMOSASSA SPRINGS PIZZA HUT (Serves FL, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wichita, KS

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 compared to Kansas state average:

Wichita, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage above state average.


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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 (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.67%
Here46.7%
USA50.2%

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.
Kansas:

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
Here:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sedgwick County:

8.7%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sedgwick County:

28.3%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
Kansas:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 116$435,968$45,1000$0
Other Government Administration 94$443,407$56,6050$0
Judicial and Legal 83$332,434$48,0630$0
Police Protection - Officers 613$2,757,464$53,9800$0
Police - Other 229$722,623$37,8670$0
Firefighters 414$1,705,896$49,4460$0
Fire - Other 3$19,224$76,8960$0
Correction 19$56,940$35,9620$0
Streets and Highways 100$427,774$51,3330$0
Airports 109$422,874$46,5550$0
Health 60$226,970$45,3940$0
Solid Waste Management 21$67,585$38,6200$0
Sewerage 151$492,159$39,1120$0
Parks and Recreation 234$740,605$37,980704$127,332
Housing and Community Development(Local) 65$233,125$43,0380$0
Natural Resources 23$73,655$38,42911$25,510
Water Supply 184$675,830$44,0760$0
Transit 121$353,516$35,0590$0
Local Libraries 91$307,990$40,6143$4,621
Other and Unallocable 405$1,328,218$39,3550$0
Totals for Government 3,135$11,824,257$45,260718$157,463

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $81,015,000 ($210.11)
    Sewerage: $23,846,000 ($61.84)
    Water Utilities: $16,176,000 ($41.95)
    Air Transportation: $9,311,000 ($24.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,050,000 ($10.50)
    Parking Facilities: $2,100,000 ($5.45)
    Police Protection: $1,098,000 ($2.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $940,000 ($2.44)
    General - Other: $752,000 ($1.95)
    Health - Other: $716,000 ($1.86)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $53,960,000 ($139.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,126,000 ($75.54)
    Regular Highways: $23,938,000 ($62.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,534,000 ($61.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $23,173,000 ($60.10)
    Water Utilities: $20,729,000 ($53.76)
    Sewerage: $19,719,000 ($51.14)
    General - Other: $18,984,000 ($49.24)
    Air Transportation: $12,610,000 ($32.70)
    Transit Utilities: $9,367,000 ($24.29)
    General Public Buildings: $8,640,000 ($22.41)
    Central Staff Services: $7,406,000 ($19.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,912,000 ($17.93)
    Libraries: $6,333,000 ($16.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $5,228,000 ($13.56)
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,224,000 ($13.55)
    Health - Other: $3,593,000 ($9.32)
    Financial Administration: $3,333,000 ($8.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,958,000 ($7.67)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,365,000 ($3.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000 ($0.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $313,222,000 ($812.35)
    Corporate Bonds: $122,028,000 ($316.48)
    Other Investments - Other: $43,723,000 ($113.40)
    Benefit Payments: $40,603,000 ($105.30)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $13,724,000 ($35.59)
    Withdrawals: $565,000 ($1.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,049,000 ($98.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $3,537,000 ($9.17)
    Air Transportation: $3,174,000 ($8.23)
    Transit Utilities: $1,982,000 ($5.14)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,120,000 ($2.90)
    Water Utilities: $942,000 ($2.44)
    Regular Highways: $716,000 ($1.86)
    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 ($368.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,674,000 ($12.12)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $34,575,000 ($89.67)
    Air Transportation: $18,950,000 ($49.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,473,000 ($21.97)
    All Other: $4,836,000 ($12.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $428,000 ($1.11)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $71,919,000 ($186.52)
    From Parent Local Government: $9,480,000 ($24.59)
    Local Employee Contribution: $6,011,000 ($15.59)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $23,255,000 ($60.31)
    Air Transportation: $9,795,000 ($25.40)
    Transit Utilities: $4,075,000 ($10.57)
    All Other: $845,000 ($2.19)
    Health and Hospitals: $52,000 ($0.13)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $45,181,000 ($117.18)
    All Other: $1,574,000 ($4.08)
    Highways: $1,213,000 ($3.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $27,099,000 ($70.28)
    Interest Earnings: $21,674,000 ($56.21)
    General Revenue, NEC: $11,928,000 ($30.94)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,666,000 ($22.48)
    Rents: $3,776,000 ($9.79)
    Sale of Property: $96,000 ($0.25)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $36,089,000 ($93.60)
    Transit Utilities: $1,816,000 ($4.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $45,958,000 ($119.19)
    All Other: $7,857,000 ($20.38)
    Water Utilities: $5,086,000 ($13.19)
    General Local Government Support: $4,350,000 ($11.28)
    Public Welfare: $3,897,000 ($10.11)
    Transit Utilities: $1,793,000 ($4.65)
    Sewerage: $1,601,000 ($4.15)
    Health and Hospitals: $456,000 ($1.18)
  • Tax - Property: $97,741,000 ($253.49)
    Public Utilities Sales: $30,702,000 ($79.63)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,064,000 ($13.13)
    Other License: $4,666,000 ($12.10)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,828,000 ($4.74)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $786,576,000 ($2040.00)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $773,900,000 ($2007.12)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,135,000 ($428.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $152,459,000 ($395.40)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $111,080,000 ($288.09)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $99,680,000 ($258.52)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,625,000 ($32.74)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,225,000 ($3.18)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $91,042,000 ($236.12)
    Beginning: $75,460,000 ($195.71)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,303,000 ($37.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $370,340,000 ($960.48)
    Total Federal Securities: $5,083,000 ($13.18)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $193,256,000 ($501.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $156,967,000 ($407.10)

5.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($751 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.19%
Kansas average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Butler County, KS  0.48% ($35,572 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.19% ($32,218)
from Harvey County, KS  0.18% ($34,868)


5.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($43,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Kansas average:

7.67%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($562 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.10%
Kansas average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Butler County, KS  0.48% ($51,024 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.24% ($45,354)
to Sumner County, KS  0.14% ($37,277)

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
AT&T6JoS. A. Bank1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Jones New York6
Ace Hardware6Journeys2
Aeropostale2KFC7
AmericInn1Kmart2
American Eagle Outfitters2Kohl's2
Ann Taylor1Kroger27
Applebee's5La Quinta2
Arby's9La-Z-Boy4
Ashley Furniture1Lane Bryant2
AutoZone9Lane Furniture6
BMW1LensCrafters2
Banana Republic1Little Caesars Pizza7
Baskin-Robbins2Long John Silver's7
Bath & Body Works4Lowe's3
Bed Bath & Beyond2Marriott6
Best Western4MasterBrand Cabinets24
Blockbuster7Maurices3
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's26
Brookstone1Men's Wearhouse2
Budget Car Rental5Motel 62
Buffalo Wild Wings2Motherhood Maternity5
Burger King14New Balance11
Burlington Coat Factory2Nike19
CarMax1Office Depot2
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax4
Catherines2Old Navy2
Charlotte Russe2Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A1On The Border2
Chico's1Outback2
Chipotle4Outback Steakhouse2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun2
Church's Chicken5Panda Express1
Cinnabon 1Panera Bread3
Clarion1Papa John's Pizza8
Cold Stone Creamery2Payless8
Coldwater Creek1Penske4
Comfort Inn2PetSmart2
Comfort Suites1Pier 1 Imports3
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut17
Cricket Wireless20Popeyes4
Curves5Quality1
DHL6Quiznos6
Dairy Queen8RadioShack8
Days Inn4Red Lobster2
Deb2Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry4Ryan's Grill1
Dennys3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes3
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In16
Eddie Bauer2Sam's Club2
Express2Sears5
Famous Footwear4Shoe Carnival2
Fashion Bug1Slumberland2
FedEx67Spencer Gifts2
Finish Line2Sprint Nextel7
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Starbucks17
Foot Locker2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Forever 211Subway31
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Super 83
GNC4T-Mobile22
GameStop8T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx2
Goodwill2Taco Bell12
Gymboree1Talbots1
H&R Block16Target4
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place3
Haworth1Toys"R"Us2
Hawthorn1True Value3
Hobby Lobby2U-Haul11
Holiday Inn7UPS62
Hollister Co.1Vans4
Home Depot2Verizon Wireless5
HomeTown Buffet1Victoria's Secret3
Hot Topic2Village Inn3
Howard Johnson1Walgreens14
IHOP3Walmart6
J. Jill1Wendy's13
JCPenney2Wet Seal2
Jimmy John's3YMCA9
Browse common businesses in Wichita, KS


Wichita on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (population 50,000+)"
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  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 50,000+)"
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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with low-earning residents located near cities with high-earning residents (pop 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest increase in population in the 1990s"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest real estate taxes percentage in 2005"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (population 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Accountants and auditors (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 (67218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
  • #38 (67202) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries"
  • #41 (67209) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Australian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #45 (67202) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries"
  • #77 (67218) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Iraqi first ancestries"
  • #81 (67214) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Moroccan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (67203) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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