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Wichita city, Kansas

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Wichita city, Kansas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 389,938
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 389,938
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 382,437
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 382,368
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 23,198
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 10.2%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 58.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $133,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,242
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $470
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $809
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 153,279
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 81.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 17.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 88.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 81.1%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 30.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 918,849
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,313,760
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,181,670
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,544,632
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,284,947
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,300
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 18.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $52,620
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $28,806
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 31,140
Men-owned firms, 2012 16,025
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,507
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,635
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 23,907
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 2,693
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 26,061
Population per square mile, 2010 2,400.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 159.29
FIPS Code 2079000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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