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Wichita, KS (Kansas) Houses and Residents

Wichita,KS index of house prices

Total population: 388,413 (Urban population: 343,028, Rural population: 969 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 170,037 (151,885 occupied: 90,243 owner occupied, 61,642 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

41%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,253 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $106,850.

Median contract rent in 2016: $398 (lower quartile is $304, upper quartile is $511)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $512


Median gross rent in Wichita, KS in 2016: $505

Housing units in Wichita with a mortgage: 57,960 (850 second mortgage, 4,080 home equity loan, 91 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 32,283

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $73,056

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $48,794

Median monthly housing costs: $805


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Wichita, Kansas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $123,500 (it was $75,000 in 2000)
Wichita:

$123,500
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,900 - $181,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $158,318
Here:

$158,318
State:

$190,494

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,293
Here:

$126,293
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: $47,765
Here:

$47,765
State:

$47,703
Median year house/condo built: 1973

Median year apartment built: 1972

Household type by relationship:

Households: 389,927
  • In family households: 305,471 (46,518 male householders, 42,989 female householders)
    64,702 spouses, 121,903 children (112,145 natural, 2,478 adopted, 7,280 stepchildren), 5,690 grandchildren, 5,001 brothers or sisters, 4,603 parents, 5,170 other relatives, 8,895 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 79,193 (29,802 male householders (24,878 living alone)), 32,576 female householders (26,718 living alone)), 16,815 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,263

Size of family households: 39,730 2-persons, 18,249 3-persons, 17,257 4-persons, 9,105 5-persons, 3,387 6-persons, 1,779 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 51,596 1-person, 9,076 2-persons, 752 3-persons, 718 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 184 7-or-more-persons.

57,101 married couples with children.
35,871 single-parent households (10,106 men, 25,765 women).

83.2% of residents of Wichita speak English at home.
11.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 38,618 (9.9%)
(39.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wichita, Kansas:

  • 277no bedroom
  • 8711 bedroom
  • 17,4492 bedrooms
  • 41,1783 bedrooms
  • 21,2354 bedrooms
  • 9,2335+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wichita, Kansas:

  • 3,283no bedroom
  • 16,5011 bedroom
  • 23,0232 bedrooms
  • 14,2933 bedrooms
  • 3,8234 bedrooms
  • 7195+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 1,843no vehicle
  • 21,8111 vehicle
  • 41,6852 vehicles
  • 16,8943 vehicles
  • 5,4044 vehicles
  • 2,6065+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population

Cars and other vehicles available in Wichita in renter-occupied apartments

  • 8,355no vehicle
  • 32,0911 vehicle
  • 15,6152 vehicles
  • 3,6243 vehicles
  • 1,3864 vehicles
  • 5715+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Wichita, Kansas:

  • 1261 room
  • 472 rooms
  • 1,0883 rooms
  • 6,9654 rooms
  • 14,1585 rooms
  • 19,7416 rooms
  • 17,8287 rooms
  • 12,9318 rooms
  • 17,3599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wichita, Kansas:

  • 3,0321 room
  • 1,8762 rooms
  • 12,8273 rooms
  • 15,3304 rooms
  • 10,7775 rooms
  • 8,5376 rooms
  • 4,2367 rooms
  • 2,8788 rooms
  • 2,1499+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Wichita, KS household income distribution

  • Wichita, KS household income distribution
  • 13,109Less than $10,000
  • 8,069$10,000 to $14,999
  • 6,605$15,000 to $19,999
  • 10,219$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7,572$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8,972$30,000 to $34,999
  • 7,345$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8,864$40,000 to $44,999
  • 6,153$45,000 to $49,999
  • 13,485$50,000 to $59,999
  • 15,096$60,000 to $74,999
  • 15,722$75,000 to $99,999
  • 11,800$100,000 to $124,999
  • 6,179$125,000 to $149,999
  • 7,143$150,000 to $199,999
  • 5,552$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Wichita, KS

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Wichita, KS
  • 1,172Less than $10,000
  • 608$10,000 to $14,999
  • 547$15,000 to $19,999
  • 800$20,000 to $24,999
  • 305$25,000 to $29,999
  • 983$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,137$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,695$40,000 to $49,999
  • 4,654$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5,741$60,000 to $69,999
  • 5,651$70,000 to $79,999
  • 5,870$80,000 to $89,999
  • 5,957$90,000 to $99,999
  • 9,595$100,000 to $124,999
  • 10,790$125,000 to $149,999
  • 9,785$150,000 to $174,999
  • 5,435$175,000 to $199,999
  • 6,256$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,326$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4,551$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,048$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,307$500,000 to $749,999
  • 571$750,000 to $999,999
  • 291$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 44$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 124$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Wichita, KS

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Wichita, KS
  • 239Less than $100
  • 422$100 to $149
  • 648$150 to $199
  • 565$200 to $249
  • 1,216$250 to $299
  • 2,298$300 to $349
  • 4,649$350 to $399
  • 3,948$400 to $449
  • 5,545$450 to $499
  • 5,198$500 to $549
  • 5,689$550 to $599
  • 6,242$600 to $649
  • 4,387$650 to $699
  • 3,058$700 to $749
  • 3,053$750 to $799
  • 4,766$800 to $899
  • 1,619$900 to $999
  • 2,668$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,822$1,250 to $1,499
  • 454$1,500 to $1,999
  • 203$2,000 to $2,499
  • 74$2,500 to $2,999
  • 106$3,500 or more
  • 2,773No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6,8702010 or later
  • 11,3592000 to 2009
  • 10,9941990 to 1999
  • 6,7791980 to 1989
  • 3,7491970 to 1979
  • 1,970Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Wichita population
Wichita commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 3,085
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 21,014
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 37,115
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 45,012
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 39,956
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 10,418
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 13,668
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,172
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,715
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,850
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,285
  • 90 or more minutes: 3,353
Wichita, KS Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.9%
Number of people working at home: 6,580 (3.5% of all workers)

Wichita mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 178,306 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 20,532 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,329 (1%)
  • Railroad: 54 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,930 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 1,081 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,575 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 6,580 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 German: 29,680
 American: 20,826
 English: 10,241
 Irish: 8,701
 African: 6,007
 European: 4,673
 Scottish: 2,561
 Italian: 2,363
 Scotch-Irish: 1,648
 French (except Basque): 1,448
 Swedish: 1,247
 Norwegian: 1,061
 British: 1,009
 Polish: 917
 Dutch: 908
 Welsh: 430
 Jamaican: 405
 Haitian: 374
 Danish: 362
 Portuguese: 360
 Czech: 347
 French Canadian: 313
 Egyptian: 307
 Lebanese: 271
 Russian: 270
 Scandinavian: 230
 Arab: 229
 Finnish: 219
 Canadian: 193
 Kenyan: 191
 Northern European: 174
 Brazilian: 169
 Eastern European: 166
 Nigerian: 145
 Austrian: 135
 Iranian: 132
 Ukrainian: 130
 Swiss: 129
 Hungarian: 126
 Iraqi: 117
 Lithuanian: 115
 Sierra Leonean: 109
 German Russian: 95
 Greek: 93
 Czechoslovakian: 91
 Syrian: 72
 Pennsylvania German: 72
 Guyanese: 69
 Palestinian: 58
 Sudanese: 57
 Ethiopian: 56
 West Indian: 55
 Belgian: 50
 Latvian: 43
 Yugoslavian: 35
 Turkish: 35
 Moroccan: 31
 Albanian: 30
 Armenian: 29
 Afghan: 27
 British West Indian: 25
 Croatian: 24
 Jordanian: 19
 Bulgarian: 17
 Cypriot: 16
 Slovene: 16
 Slovak: 15
 South African: 11
 Serbian: 10
 Israeli: 10
 Dutch West Indian: 9
 Australian: 8
 Senegalese: 8
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 8
 Romanian: 2

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 42%Mexico
  • 18%Vietnam
  • 3%India
  • 2%Philippines
  • 2%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%Kenya
  • 2%El Salvador

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

  • This state: 245,418
  • Other state: 102,350
  • Northeast: 7,545
  • Midwest: 32,002
  • South: 38,633
  • West: 24,170

84% of Wichita 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, 50% lived in Kansas.

Wichita:

83.6%
State average:

83.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,875
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 277
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,323
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,129
  • 9th grade: 1,417
  • 10th grade: 2,502
  • 11th grade: 4,474
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,864
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 32,115
  • Less than 1 year of college: 7,733
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 20,719
  • Associate degree: 8,885
  • Bachelor's degree: 22,956
  • Master's degree: 8,610
  • Professional school degree: 2,896
  • Doctorate degree: 2,258

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,654
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 610
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,266
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,781
  • 9th grade: 2,200
  • 10th grade: 2,241
  • 11th grade: 3,620
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 2,017
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 34,087
  • Less than 1 year of college: 10,793
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 20,536
  • Associate degree: 9,420
  • Bachelor's degree: 24,734
  • Master's degree: 11,524
  • Professional school degree: 1,685
  • Doctorate degree: 905

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 11.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 6.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 7.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 5.6%Females
Wichita marital status for males
Wichita marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 119,142
  • One, attached: 4,834
  • Two: 6,163
  • 3 or 4: 8,147
  • 5 to 9: 5,832
  • 10 to 19: 9,966
  • 20 to 49: 5,275
  • 50 or more: 5,597
  • Mobile homes: 4,876
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 205

Median worth of mobile homes: $32,900

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Wichita:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Wichita
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (85.6%)
  • Electricity (12.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Wood (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (53.4%)
  • Electricity (45.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6,737
Here:

14.9%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,938
Here:

12.9%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,692
Here:

17.6%
Kansas:

15.0%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)