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Sedgwick County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 511,995 (92% urban, 8% rural); it was 452,869 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 91,317
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 35,218
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 116,738
Renter-occupied apartments: 66,967 (it was 59,706 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

32%

Land area: 999 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 512 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sedgwick County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.8%), Manufacturing (10.6%), Wholesale trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Sedgwick County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (68.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (4.3%)
  • Asian alone (4.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Kansas median age:

36.5 years
Males: 253,144  (49.4%)
Females: 258,851  (50.6%)

Sedgwick County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Sedgwick County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $52,193 ($42,485 in 1999)

This county:

$52,193
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $600 (lower quartile is $458, upper quartile is $761)
This county:

$600
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $132,700 (it was $80,400 in 2000)
Sedgwick:

$132,700
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,500 - $193,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $169,461
Here:

$169,461
State:

$190,494

Townhouses or other attached units: $144,972
Here:

$144,972
State:

$171,869

In 2-unit structures: $169,436
Here:

$169,436
State:

$140,759

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $73,369
Here:

$73,369
State:

$103,033

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $208,205
Here:

$208,205
State:

$166,919

Mobile homes: $50,975
Here:

$50,975
State:

$47,703
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,169
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 4,051
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Health of residents in Sedgwick County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
64.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
73.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.
35.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1863 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2008: 1522 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2009: 1156 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2010: 851 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2011: 703 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2012: 660 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2013: 947 buildings, average cost: $192,600
  • 2014: 932 buildings, average cost: $199,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Sedgwick, KS residents
Average permit cost in Sedgwick, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,722 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,594 (1.3%)

Sedgwick County household income distribution in 2013 Sedgwick County home values distribution in 2013 Sedgwick County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.0%
Sedgwick County:

15.0%
Kansas:

12.1%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.4% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.7% for American Indian residents, 19.4% for other race residents, 16.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 35.1 years old
(Males: 34.3 years old, Females: 36.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.9 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 38.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 26.8 years old)

Area name: Wichita, KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sedgwick County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $767 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wichita, Derby, Haysville, Bel Aire, Park City, Valley Center, Oaklawn-Sunview, Clearwater, Goddard, Maize.

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

2012 air pollution in Sedgwick County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.262 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 25.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Merced County, California , Huerfano County, Colorado , Mingo County, West Virginia , Hamilton County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 27,503
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 42,470 (41.9% naturalized citizens)

Sedgwick County:

8.3%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7,5812010 or later
  • 12,1252000 to 2009
  • 12,0181990 to 1999
  • 7,4531980 to 1989
  • 4,1341970 to 1979
  • 2,379Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 96.5%

Sedgwick County marital status for males Sedgwick County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 157,929
  • One, attached: 6,521
  • Two: 6,717
  • 3 or 4: 8,750
  • 5 to 9: 6,673
  • 10 to 19: 10,540
  • 20 to 49: 5,654
  • 50 or more: 6,150
  • Mobile homes: 7,396
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 205

Housing units in Sedgwick County with a mortgage: 80,159 (1,322 second mortgage, 5,655 home equity loan, 102 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 44,983

Here:

64.5% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sedgwick County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant104,418317
Catholic74,60032
Mainline Protestant49,200118
Other13,53247
Black Protestant11,31228
Orthodox1,3614
None243,942-
Sedgwick County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Sedgwick County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This 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.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 306
This county:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sedgwick County:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Sedgwick County:

28.3%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Sedgwick County:

Average size of farms: 394 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $55,664
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $135.84
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.48%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 36.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,625
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 66.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,462
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.83%
Corn for grain: 23652 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 180702 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1738 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 32809 harvested acres
Vegetables: 126 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 177 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sedgwick County-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 92.1 miles away from Sedgwick County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 201.0 miles away from the county 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 215.3 miles away from the county 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 374.6 miles away from the county 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 62.3 miles away from Sedgwick County 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 201.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2016 to September 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4287: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4287, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2012 to April 16, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4063: May 24, 2012, FEMA Id: 4063, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 08, 2009 to July 14, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1860: September 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1860, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 04, 2005 to January 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1579: February 08, 2005, FEMA Id: 1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Kansas Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 29, 2002 to February 15, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1402: February 06, 2002, FEMA Id: 1402, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Kansas Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: May 03, 1999 to May 06, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1273: May 04, 1999, FEMA Id: 1273, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 30, 1998 to November 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1258: November 05, 1998, FEMA Id: 1258, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sedgwick County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • Vietnam (19%)
  • India (3%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Laos (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sedgwick County


  • German (16%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • African (3%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Sedgwick County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 221,917 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 23,920 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,338 (0.5%)
  • Railroad: 54 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,454 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1,238 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 3,774 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 8,354 (3.2%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Sedgwick County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 2,213 people in nursing homes
  • 1,403 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 551 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 509 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 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
  • 122 people in religious group quarters
  • 89 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 86 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 84 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 42 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 22 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 20 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents

People in group quarters in Sedgwick County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 2,068 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
  • 541 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 330 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 326 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 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
  • 194 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 150 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 87 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)
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,986.

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%

1.95% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($16,672 average AGI)
2.21% relocated from other states ($23,296 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

2.21%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

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)
from Reno County, KS  0.13% ($28,975)
from Johnson County, KS  0.12% ($43,624)
from Cowley County, KS  0.09% ($29,776)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.06% ($32,686)


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%

1.73% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($13,657 average AGI)
3.02% relocated to other states ($28,136 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

3.02%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

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)
to Sumner County, KS  0.12% ($36,829)
to Reno County, KS  0.11% ($33,117)
to Jackson County, MO  0.08% ($30,700)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.07% ($57,912)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.0

Births per 1000 population in Sedgwick County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Sedgwick County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sedgwick County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sedgwick County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sedgwick County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sedgwick County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sedgwick County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sedgwick County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sedgwick County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 63,124 (52,297 aged, 10,827 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 10,995 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sedgwick County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,018)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,973)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,314)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,858)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,809)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,709)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,154)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,377)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,320)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,106)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.86
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,340
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 318
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,004

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,680
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 815
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 57.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.4
  • Other - 21.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 121.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.3
  • Suffocation - 23.9
  • Poisoning - 22.0
  • Other - 8.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 511,995
  • In family households: 412,913 (64,736 male householders, 57,175 female householders)
    91,236 spouses, 165,191 children (151,886 natural, 3,778 adopted, 9,527 stepchildren), 6,697 grandchildren, 5,532 brothers or sisters, 5,664 parents, 6,054 other relatives, 10,628 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 93,106 (35,203 male householders (29,010 living alone)), 38,701 female householders (32,255 living alone)), 19,202 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,976

Size of family households: 54,392 2-persons, 25,471 3-persons, 22,498 4-persons, 12,057 5-persons, 5,433 6-persons, 2,060 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 61,265 1-person, 10,621 2-persons, 1,047 3-persons, 735 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 184 7-or-more-persons.

80,869 married couples with children.
44,069 single-parent households (11,595 men, 32,474 women).

86.0% of residents of Sedgwick speak English at home.
9.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (67% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,213,701,000 ($6,929 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,088,932,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $999,533,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $483,436,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,276,000
Federal grants: $410,865,000
Federal procurement contracts: $867,353,000 ($794,295,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $438,237,000 ($216,819,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $5,688,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $313,602,000
Federal Government insurance: $226,691,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 39,484
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 19,801
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +7,468
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -13,474
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sedgwick County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 53.74 millions of gallons per day (31% from ground, 69% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • 2,6942014 or later
  • 5,1952010 to 2013
  • 27,0242000 to 2009
  • 28,9641990 to 1999
  • 27,3471980 to 1989
  • 28,1811970 to 1979
  • 17,0211960 to 1969
  • 45,2711950 to 1959
  • 12,7531940 to 1949
  • 22,0851939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • 1261 room
  • 472 rooms
  • 1,3443 rooms
  • 9,3564 rooms
  • 17,8175 rooms
  • 27,4956 rooms
  • 24,3997 rooms
  • 18,0628 rooms
  • 26,4969+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • 3,3031 room
  • 2,0792 rooms
  • 13,5773 rooms
  • 17,9154 rooms
  • 13,0895 rooms
  • 10,1886 rooms
  • 4,7897 rooms
  • 3,0618 rooms
  • 2,6729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • 277no bedroom
  • 1,0441 bedroom
  • 22,0082 bedrooms
  • 56,8503 bedrooms
  • 31,2104 bedrooms
  • 13,7535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • 3,554no bedroom
  • 17,6891 bedroom
  • 26,3972 bedrooms
  • 17,4123 bedrooms
  • 4,8234 bedrooms
  • 7985+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sedgwick County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sedgwick County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sedgwick County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,249no vehicle
  • 27,8971 vehicle
  • 56,4682 vehicles
  • 25,8373 vehicles
  • 8,4564 vehicles
  • 4,2355+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sedgwick County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sedgwick County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 9,182no vehicle
  • 36,6821 vehicle
  • 18,5572 vehicles
  • 4,1473 vehicles
  • 1,4704 vehicles
  • 6355+ vehicles

84.6% of Sedgwick County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Kansas.

Sedgwick County:

84.6%
State average:

83.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 327,370
  • Other state: 136,702
  • Northeast: 10,037
  • Midwest: 45,097
  • South: 50,750
  • West: 30,818
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sedgwick County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.0%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.5%Utility gas
  • 45.3%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 8,864
Here:

14.8%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,846
Here:

12.7%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,639
Here:

17.7%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sedgwick County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $14,204,000
    General - Other: $11,385,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $47,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $54,785,000
    Police Protection: $40,230,000
    General - Other: $33,348,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,876,000
    Regular Highways: $13,232,000
    Financial Administration: $12,307,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,139,000
    Local Fire Protection: $10,723,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,945,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,951,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,553,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,428,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,058,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,453,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,055,000
    Solid Waste Management: $914,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,514,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $49,248,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,565,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,712,000
    Parks and Recreation: $820,000
    Local Fire Protection: $392,000
    Central Staff Services: $291,000
    Regular Highways: $57,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $139,505,000

Sedgwick County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $29,069,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,133,000
    Solid Waste Management: $915,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $137,000
    Regular Highways: $64,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,282,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,702,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $422,000
    All Other: $191,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,794,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,247,000
    Special Assessments: $3,797,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $180,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $30,130,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,592,000
    All Other: $13,374,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,625,000
    Highways: $7,396,000
  • Tax - Property: $123,602,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $111,154,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,075,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,297,000
    Other License: $499,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $105,000

Sedgwick County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,000,390,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $982,446,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $143,430,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $140,795,000
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $131,475,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $113,531,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,515,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,880,000

Sedgwick County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,919,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,359,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,001,559,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 8,179
  • Number of aged recipients: 653
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 7,526
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,648
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,173
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,358
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,639
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,892
Sedgwick County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Sedgwick County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 118 full 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 ORIGINATED3,405$120,0963,082$135,0999,805$134,9011,228$38,73435$2,184,0861,278$85,446155$45,871
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED101$122,505246$145,846765$129,390153$30,4120$060$95,78342$47,310
APPLICATIONS DENIED518$107,382551$107,7043,055$124,297772$28,3475$187,600253$80,577158$60,487
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN287$115,906284$136,5391,988$130,683155$53,0451$6,500,000114$76,21119$79,737
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS61$99,32836$120,028396$131,57325$40,0400$017$71,76514$51,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 107 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED725$160,211544$161,4267$55,2861$148,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED164$169,451158$162,2722$163,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED93$136,49584$164,1430$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$154,78942$194,9520$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS22$129,81813$127,4623$57,6670$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sedgwick, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sedgwick, KS - Value
Most common first names in Sedgwick County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2,24579.3 years
John2,03974.6 years
William1,95174.9 years
James1,69371.4 years
Robert1,63470.3 years
Charles1,42574.1 years
George1,06976.2 years
Helen92280.4 years
Dorothy90978.2 years
Ruth87481.1 years
Most common last names in Sedgwick County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,27975.4 years
Johnson78275.6 years
Brown70975.8 years
Williams65473.8 years
Jones62275.4 years
Miller57976.7 years
Davis52273.0 years
Wilson48675.6 years
Moore37575.0 years
Martin37175.4 years
Businesses in Sedgwick County, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4JoS. A. Bank1
AT&T7Jones New York6
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Justice2
Ace Hardware7KFC9
Advance Auto Parts4Kmart2
Aeropostale2Kohl's3
AmericInn1Kroger36
American Eagle Outfitters2La Quinta2
Ann Taylor1La-Z-Boy4
Applebee's6Lane Bryant2
Arby's9Lane Furniture5
Ashley Furniture1LensCrafters2
AutoZone10Little Caesars Pizza9
BMW1Long John Silver's8
Banana Republic1Lowe's4
Barnes & Noble1Marriott6
Baskin-Robbins2MasterBrand Cabinets29
Bath & Body Works4Maurices4
Bed Bath & Beyond2Mazda1
Best Western4McDonald's30
Blockbuster9Men's Wearhouse2
Brooks Brothers1Motel 62
Brookstone1Motherhood Maternity5
Budget Car Rental5New Balance11
Buffalo Wild Wings3Nike24
Burger King15Nissan1
CarMax1Office Depot2
Casual Male XL1OfficeMax4
Catherines2Old Navy2
Charlotte Russe2Olive Garden2
Chevrolet4On The Border2
Chick-Fil-A1Outback2
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse2
Chipotle4Pac Sun2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express1
Church's Chicken5Panera Bread3
Cinnabon 1Papa John's Pizza9
Clarion1Payless9
Cold Stone Creamery2Penske4
Coldwater Creek1PetSmart2
Comfort Inn2Pier 1 Imports3
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut24
Cracker Barrel1Plato's Closet1
Cricket Wireless20Popeyes4
Curves6Quality1
DHL6Quiznos6
Dairy Queen9RadioShack9
Days Inn4Red Lobster2
Deb2Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Dennys3Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn2SAS Shoes3
Dressbarn3SONIC Drive-In22
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club2
Eddie Bauer2Sears5
Express2Shoe Carnival2
Famous Footwear5Sleep Inn1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland2
FedEx71Spencer Gifts2
Finish Line2Sprint Nextel8
Firestone Complete Auto Care5Starbucks18
Foot Locker2Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Ford3Subaru1
Forever 211Subway41
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Super 84
GNC4T-Mobile23
GameStop9T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx2
Goodwill2Taco Bell17
Gymboree1Talbots1
H&R Block20Target5
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place3
Haworth1Toyota1
Hawthorn1Toys"R"Us2
Hilton6True Value5
Hobby Lobby2U-Haul18
Holiday Inn7UPS67
Hollister Co.1Vans2
Home Depot2Verizon Wireless7
HomeTown Buffet1Victoria's Secret3
Honda2Village Inn4
Hot Topic2Volkswagen1
Howard Johnson1Walgreens15
IHOP3Walmart7
J. Jill1Wendy's15
JCPenney2Wet Seal2
Jimmy John's2YMCA10

Sedgwick County on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"