Wichita, KS

389,955 Population
160.4 square miles 2,421 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
13.4%
was 13.4%
Ranked 1st Highest in KS
Population Density
2,421
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
52.1%
was 54.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
10.3%
was 10.6%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Percent Under 18
25.4%
was 26.5%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Percent 65 and Over
12.8%
was 12.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in KS

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 5
Ranked 11th Lowest in KS
Percent Living in Poverty
17.1%
was 17.9%
Ranked 4th Lowest in KS
Median Household Income
$46,894
was $43,538
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.5
46.7
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.9
was 3.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
984.8
was 793.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
5,041.2
was 5,382.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
168,919
was 167,885
Ranked 1st Highest in KS
Median Rent
$734
was $699
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Total Building Permits
736
was 737
 
Occupied Housing Units
150,497
was 151,213
 
Homeownership Rate
58.8%
was 59.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Single Family Building Permits
536
was 415
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,057.4
was 1,046.4
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.9%
was 21.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS
Multifamily Building Permits
200
was 322
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.4
was 4.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.9
was 1.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
89.9%
was 94.1%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
79.7%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.0%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.1%
was 87.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
26.0%
was 28.8%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS

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