Sedgwick County, KS

511,574 Population
997.5 square miles 510.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
17.6%
was 17.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS
Population Density
510.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.1%
was 53.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.6%
was 8.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Percent Under 18
26.3%
was 26.6%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS
Percent 65 and Over
13.1%
was 12.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.9
was 4.8
Ranked 20th Lowest in KS
Percent Living in Poverty
15.1%
was 15.8%
Ranked 5th Lowest in KS
Median Household Income
$50,840
was $48,361
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.4
45.6
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,320
Ranked 77th Highest in KS
Patents per 100,000
20
Ranked 19th Highest in KS

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.4
Ranked 10th Highest in KS
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1.6
Ranked 70th Highest in KS
Property Crimes per 100,000
14.3
Ranked 77th Highest in KS

 Housing

Total Housing Units
215,199
was 213,023
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS
Median Rent
$748
was $718
Ranked 8th Highest in KS
Total Building Permits
1,276
was 1,082
 
Occupied Housing Units
193,145
was 192,654
 
Homeownership Rate
62.8%
was 63.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Single Family Building Permits
947
was 660
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
215.7
was 213.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.5%
was 22.3%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Multifamily Building Permits
329
was 422
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.0
was 5.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.5
was 2.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
91.6%
was 94.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
82.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.6%
was 89.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
27.7%
was 29.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS

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