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Wichita, KS Metro Area


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2022 population: 650,039   ( 19,120 from 2010)
Land area: 4148.0 square miles
Population density: 156.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:455,903 70.13% 2.4%
Black:48,0657.39% 2.8%
Indian:5,1030.79% 7.5%
Asian:25,1943.88% 17.8%
2+ races:21,4913.31% 25.5%
Hispanic:94,28314.50% 30.4%
Total non-White:194,13629.87% 18.6%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:17,720 13.7
Deaths:16,49012.7
Net Migration: -634-0.5
Net Immigration: 1,6271.3
Change in White population:-11,313 -1.8
Change in Non-White pop.:30,433 4.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
630,919
467,21674.05%
46,7397.41%
5,5160.87%
21,3833.39%
17,1202.71%
72,28111.46%
163,70325.95%

2000
579,839
462,98879.85%
42,2527.29%
5,4400.94%
15,7762.72%
11,2951.95%
41,4077.14%
116,85120.15%

1990
519,403
449,17086.48%
36,3477.00%
5,6291.08%
8,9401.72%
n/a
19,3173.72%
70,23313.52%

1980
475,732
419,79288.24%
32,5196.84%
4,0330.85%
5,5651.17%
n/a
13,4372.82%
55,94011.76%

1970
449,027
407,38090.73%
28,0056.24%
2,0270.45%
8440.19%
n/a
9,9542.22%
41,647 9.27%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
87,201 15.0
47,2478.1
-7,323-1.3
11,3152.0
4,228 0.7
46,852 8.1
1990's
NumberRate
89,513 17.2
45,6638.8
280.0
8,2491.6
13,818 2.7
46,618 9.0
1980's
NumberRate
89,641 18.8
40,003 8.4
-4,152 -0.9
n/a
29,378 6.2
14,293 3.0
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
-17,324 -3.9
n/a
12,412 2.8
14,293 3.2

Age, Family & Household Data for Wichita, KS Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
36.5
161,878 24.9%
488,161 75.1%
101,041 15.5%
249,468
2.54
160,225 64.2%
120,949 75.5%
16,077 10.0%
89,243 35.8%

2010
NumberPercent
35.1
170,194 27.0%
460,725 73.0%
76,595 12.1%
243,586
2.54
162,478 66.7%
121,775 74.9%
17,790 10.9%
81,108 33.3%

2000
NumberPercent
34.4
162,503 28.0%
417,336 72.0%
70,222 12.1%
224,073
2.54
153,407 68.5%
122,605 79.9%
14,656 9.6%
70,666 31.5%

1990
NumberPercent
32.2
144,638 27.8%
374,765 72.2%
64,034 12.3%
200,057
2.55
140,976 70.5%
117,006 83.0%
11,986 8.5%
59,081 29.5%

1980
NumberPercent
29.9
133,639 28.1%
342,093 71.9%
51,128 10.7%
177,743
2.62
129,326 72.8%
111,111 85.9%
9,529 7.4%
48,417 27.2%

2022 Housing Data for Wichita, KS Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units276,052 
Median Value$173,231 
Occupied249,46890.4%
Vacant26,5849.6%
Owned162,12865.0%
Rented87,34035.0%
Median Rent$932 
Single-Family Units208,46875.5%
    Detached197,77871.6%
    Attached10,6903.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units37,22613.5%
Mobile Homes10,3893.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Wichita, KS Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,00011,4324.6%
$10,000 to $14,9999,6053.9%
$15,000 to $19,9998,6663.5%
$20,000 to $24,9999,3963.8%
$25,000 to $29,99912,8615.2%
$30,000 to $34,9999,8463.9%
$35,000 to $39,9999,9264.0%
$40,000 to $44,9999,7603.9%
$45,000 to $49,99912,0344.8%
$50,000 to $59,99919,6497.9%
$60,000 to $74,99926,31810.5%
$75,000 to $99,99934,77813.9%
$100,000 to $124,99923,7319.5%
$125,000 to $149,99917,1686.9%
$150,000 to $199,99918,7597.5%
$200,000 or more15,5396.2%
Median Household Income66,665 
Per Capita Income35,098 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.77 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI12,3925.0%
Public Assistance6,3332.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps25,16410.1%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed253,49573.1%
Unemployed13,4023.9%
In Armed Forces3,1700.9%
Total Labor Force270,06777.9%
Not in Labor Force76,77422.1%
Real Unemployment Rate 26.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector121,30194,91356.1%
Non-Profit7,79817,08931.3%
Self-Employed15,1229,52161.4%
Local Government9,43214,88438.8%
State Government4,6786,32842.5%
Federal Government4,0003,82551.1%
Total Private + Self136,423104,43456.6%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.25,90842,12638.1%
Total162,331146,56052.6%
Pct. Govt.14.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts44,41214.3%
Sales and Office Occupations62,72020.3%
Professional, Technical72,50123.4%
Service Occupations50,12616.2%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing1,0540.3%
All others79,73825.8%
White Collar 58.0%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing53,891541.4%
Health care and social assistance44,115443.2%
Retail trade33,796339.5%
Educational services30,789309.3%
Accommodation and food services21,983220.8%
Construction20,285203.8%
Professional, scientific, technical16,287163.6%
Other services14,528146.0%
Transportation and warehousing12,268123.2%
Public administration11,992120.5%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.11,458115.1%
Finance and insurance10,822108.7%
Wholesale trade7,27273.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation5,11251.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing4,92349.5%
Information3,83838.6%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,82928.4%
Utilities1,69517.0%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction9779.8%
Management6376.4%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Wichita, KS Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican74,62411.54%
Puerto Rican3,4310.53%
Cuban7530.12%
Dominican2560.04%
Total Central American4,3760.68%
Costa Rican1960.03%
Guatemalan9110.14%
Honduran9810.15%
Nicaraguan1300.02%
Panamanian2200.03%
Salvadoran1,9380.30%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2,0760.32%
Argentinean3510.05%
Bolivian290.00%
Chilean1240.02%
Colombian3380.05%
Ecuadorian1650.03%
Paraguayan470.01%
Peruvian4450.07%
Uruguayan710.01%
Venezuelan5060.08%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic4,7500.73%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese9,5681.48%
Indian2,7480.42%
Filipino2,1190.33%
Laotian1,9630.30%
Chinese1,8220.28%
Cambodian1,3730.21%
Korean5140.08%
Japanese4170.06%
Thai4080.06%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English526,34086.9%
Spanish53,0498.8%
Vietnamese7,9591.3%
Other Asian4,3620.7%
Arabic2,9060.5%
Other Indo-European2,8060.5%
Other2,2480.4%
German, other Germanic1,8100.3%
Chinese1,3730.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German138,59121.4%
English70,61910.9%
Irish64,74510.0%
American36,6315.7%
European14,2202.2%
French12,7302.0%
Italian11,1991.7%
Scottish10,8311.7%
Swedish9,2321.4%
Dutch7,5501.2%
Polish6,1160.9%
Scotch-Irish5,9120.9%
Norwegian4,5770.7%
Welsh4,2490.7%
British4,2070.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen621,03996.0%
Not a citizen25,7554.0%
Native598,57392.5%
Foreign-born48,2217.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Wichita, KS Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
16,793 4.0%24,485 5.8%111,459 26.3%137,602 32.5%85,165 20.1%47,929 11.3%
  Average years of education: 13.5
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 16,793 4.0%
9-12 Years 24,485 5.8%
H.S. Grad or GED 111,459 26.3%
Some College 137,602 32.5%
Bach. Degree 85,165 20.1%
Grad Degree 47,929 11.3%
Average years of education: 13.5

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Wichita, KS Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 540,788 519,056 21,732 4.0%
1991 548,386 525,806 22,580 4.1%
1992 561,100 535,634 25,466 4.5%
1993 570,056 537,176 32,880 5.8%
1994 568,038 535,106 32,932 5.8%
1995 559,570 533,598 25,972 4.6%
1996 569,580 546,286 23,294 4.1%
1997 581,612 561,914 19,698 3.4%
1998 595,790 577,064 18,726 3.1%
1999 597,842 574,932 22,910 3.8%
2000 597,208 572,300 24,908 4.2%
2001 599,260 574,870 24,390 4.1%
2002 608,186 572,674 35,512 5.8%
2003 604,128 563,636 40,492 6.7%
2004 608,972 571,576 37,396 6.1%
2005 611,710 578,186 33,524 5.5%
2006 614,592 586,310 28,282 4.6%
2007 626,652 600,268 26,384 4.2%
2008 632,038 603,868 28,170 4.5%
2009 641,728 588,666 53,062 8.3%
2010 630,548 577,170 53,378 8.5%
2011 623,886 576,414 47,472 7.6%
2012 616,832 575,562 41,270 6.7%
2013 614,076 577,272 36,804 6.0%
2014 615,112 583,138 31,974 5.2%
2015 615,842 587,206 28,636 4.6%
2016 617,998 589,902 28,096 4.5%
2017 610,172 584,832 25,340 4.2%
2018 614,656 592,338 22,318 3.6%
2019 627,772 606,470 21,302 3.4%
2020 635,394 582,656 52,738 8.3%
2021 632,384 604,508 27,876 4.4%
2022 632,952 613,610 19,342 3.1%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com