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Wichita: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents

1980: 442,000

1990: 485,270

2000: 545,220

Percent change, 1990–2000: 12.4%

U.S. rank in 1980: 75th

U.S. rank in 1990: Not reported

U.S. rank in 2000: 77th

City Residents

1980: 279,838

1990: 304,017

2000: 344,284

2003 estimate: 354,617

Percent change, 1990–2000: 13.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 51st

U.S. rank in 1990: 51st (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 59th (State rank: 1st)

Density: 2,536.1 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 258,900

Black or African American: 39,325

American Indian and Alaska Native: 3,986

Asian: 13,647

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 198

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 33,112

Other: 17,566

Percent of residents born in state: 59.9% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 27,524

Population 5 to 9 years old: 26,725

Population 10 to 14 years old: 24,688

Population 15 to 19 years old: 23,767

Population 20 to 24 years old: 25,565

Population 25 to 34 years old: 51,619

Population 35 to 44 years old: 53,980

Population 45 to 54 years old: 44,035

Population 55 to 59 years old: 14,377

Population 60 to 64 years old: 11,113

Population 65 to 74 years old: 20,616

Population 75 to 84 years old: 15,297

Population 85 years and older: 4,978

Median age: 33.4 years

Births (Sedgwick County, 2003)

Total number: 7,568

Deaths (Sedgwick County, 2003)

Total number: 3,834 (of which, 46 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $20,647

Median household income: $39,939

Total households: 139,127

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 12,440

$10,000 to $14,999: 8,713

$15,000 to $24,999: 19,750

$25,000 to $34,999: 20,164

$35,000 to $49,999: 24,812

$50,000 to $74,999: 28,464

$75,000 to $99,999: 13,287

$100,000 to $149,999: 7,887

$150,000 to $199,999: 1,670

$200,000 or more: 1,940

Percent of families below poverty level: 8.4% (46.4% of which were female householder families with related children under 5)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 24,104


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