Everything You Need to Know About the City of Wichita Kansas

In 2018, Wichita, Kansas had a population of 389k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $51,051. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wichita, KS declined from 390,599 to 389,259, a -0.343% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,504 to $51,051, a 1.08% increase.

The population of Wichita, KS is 62.3% White Alone, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 11% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wichita, KS speak a non-English language, and 93.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wichita, KS are Wichita State University (3,273 degrees awarded in 2017), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology (1,561 degrees), and Newman University (574 degrees).

The median property value in Wichita, KS is $139,800, and the homeownership rate is 59.8%. Most people in Wichita, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita, KS is 2 cars per household.


Education in Wichita

In 2017, universities in Wichita, KS awarded 6,778 degrees. The student population of Wichita, KS is skewed towards women, with 11,718 male students and 14,622 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wichita, KS are White (4,327 and 69.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (710 and 11.3%), Black or African American (436 and 6.96%), and Asian (324 and 5.17%).

The largest universities in Wichita, KS by the number of degrees awarded are Wichita State University (3,273 and 48.3%), Wichita State University-Campus of Applied Sciences, and Technology (1,561 and 23%), and Newman University (574 and 8.47%).

The most popular majors in Wichita, KS are General Business Administration & Management (399 and 5.89%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (390 and 5.75%), and Registered Nursing (218 and 3.22%).

The median tuition costs in Wichita, KS is $27,575 for private four-year colleges, and $6,545 and $15,503 respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Wichita

The economy of Wichita, KS employs 190k people and Wichita has an unemployment rate of 3.9%. Wichita has seen the job market increase by 0.5% in the course of the most recent year. Future job development throughout the following ten years is anticipated to be 24.3%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%. The largest industries in Wichita, KS are Manufacturing (30,859 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (27,147 people), and Retail Trade (20,201 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,133), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,710), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,075).

Households in Wichita, KS have a median yearly income of $51,051, which is not exactly the median yearly income of $61,937 over the whole United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,504 in 2017, which represents a 1.08% annual growth.


Tax Rates for Wichita

– The Sales Tax Rate for Wichita is 7.5%. The US average is 7.3%.

– The Income Tax Rate for Wichita is 5.7%. The US average is 4.6%.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Wichita

– The average income of a Wichita resident is $24,921 a year. 

– The Median household income of a Wichita resident is $45,907 a year.