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Wichita, Kansas (KS) Poverty Rate Data
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16.6% of Wichita, KS residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 28.3% greater than the poverty level of 11.9% across the entire state of Kansas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 15.5% of high school graduates and 38.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 14.5% among disabled males and 17.7% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 73.1%. For comparison, it was 34.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Wichita, KS

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Wichita:

16.6%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Wichita:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Wichita:

14.5%
Kansas:

12.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Wichita:

29.0%
Kansas:

26.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Wichita:

17.7%
Kansas:

17.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Wichita:

28.2%
Kansas:

28.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

73.1%
Residents above poverty level:

34.2%

Poverty by age in Wichita, KS

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wichita
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Wichita,KS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 24.2%Under 5 years
  • 14.7%5 years
  • 20.4%6 to 11 years
  • 32.7%12 to 14 years
  • 15.1%15 years
  • 13.3%16 and 17 years
  • 22.1%18 to 24 years
  • 13.8%25 to 34 years
  • 11.8%35 to 44 years
  • 10.1%45 to 54 years
  • 11.4%55 to 64 years
  • 5.2%65 to 74 years
  • 3.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wichita
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Wichita,KS (percentage below poverty level)
  • 19.4%Under 5 years
  • 18.2%5 years
  • 30.0%6 to 11 years
  • 21.4%12 to 14 years
  • 39.0%15 years
  • 16.8%16 and 17 years
  • 30.2%18 to 24 years
  • 18.9%25 to 34 years
  • 19.6%35 to 44 years
  • 14.0%45 to 54 years
  • 12.8%55 to 64 years
  • 9.2%65 to 74 years
  • 12.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wichita, KS
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Wichita,KS (% below half of poverty level)
  • 7.0%Under 5 years
  • 7.8%5 years
  • 5.8%6 to 11 years
  • 5.5%12 to 14 years
  • 5.4%15 years
  • 8.2%16 and 17 years
  • 9.8%18 to 24 years
  • 5.2%25 to 34 years
  • 3.5%35 to 44 years
  • 2.6%45 to 54 years
  • 3.4%55 to 64 years
  • 1.8%65 to 74 years
  • 3.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Wichita, KS

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Wichita, KS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Wichita, KS (%)
  • 11.6%White
  • 34.0%Black
  • 22.0%American Indian
  • 11.2%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.4%Other race
  • 27.4%2+ races
  • 22.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Wichita, KS
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Wichita, KS (absolute numbers)
  • 27,691White
  • 14,401Black
  • 741American Indian
  • 2,400Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 5,900Other race
  • 5,1012+ races
  • 15,190Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 16.3%Below poverty level
  • 83.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 19.1%Below poverty level
  • 80.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Wichita, KS

Children below poverty level:
Wichita, Kansas:

22.9%
State:

14.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Wichita:

15.5%
Kansas:

19.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Wichita:

38.5%
Kansas:

37.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 30.7%Married-couple family
  • 10.2%Male, no wife present
  • 59.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Wichita not in families by work experience
  • 4.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 38.6%Worked part-time
  • 57.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 2.6%Both worked full-time
  • 7.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.2%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.0%Both worked part-time
  • 32.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 27.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.5%1999 to 2000
  • 4.2%1995 to 1998
  • 3.9%1990 to 1994
  • 6.6%1980 to 1989
  • 9.3%1970 to 1979
  • 9.2%1960 to 1969
  • 27.4%1950 to 1959
  • 20.2%1940 to 1949
  • 16.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.6%1999 to 2000
  • 8.6%1995 to 1998
  • 8.2%1990 to 1994
  • 13.9%1980 to 1989
  • 10.0%1970 to 1979
  • 9.2%1960 to 1969
  • 25.6%1950 to 1959
  • 9.8%1940 to 1949
  • 12.2%1939 or earlier
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