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Wichita Population

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas, Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River. Wichita population in 2021 is estimated to be 398,556, covering area 166.12 sq mi (430.25 sq km), ranks forty-ninth in the United States. The economy of Wichita city depends mainly on the aircraft industry. In 1914 and 1915, deposits of oil and natural gas were discovered and this triggered economic boom. In the 1920s and 1930s there were established aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita. Wichita remains a major hub of the American aircraft industry. Several airports located within the city of Wichita include McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, and Colonel James Jabara Airport. Famous restaurants such as White Castle and Pizza Hut started initially in Wichita.

Below is the Wichita, Kansas population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010382,726
2011383,7290.26
2012385,7530.53
2013387,2400.39
2014388,4650.32
2015389,4370.25
2016390,5490.29
2017390,307-0.06
2018389,255-0.27
2019389,9380.18
2020397,5921.96
2021 *398,5560.25
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Wichita city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearWichita Population
1950196,036
1955230,884
1960283,280
1965296,428
1970301,556
1975303,781
1980305,493
1985319,378
1990336,189
1995372,035
2000415,356
2005443,094
2010468,871
2011474,206
2015496,156
2020*522,881
2025*543,601
2035*593,444
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Wichita city Population(UA)

Wichita Metropolitan

The Greater Wichita or Wichita Metropolitan region has ten counties includes Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick and Sumner in South Central Kansas. The Greater Wichita population in 2019 is estimated to be 675,126, ranks seventy-three combined statistical area in the United States. Wichita-Winfield, Combined Statistical Area is an urbanized region centered on the city of Wichita. The region contains 98 cities, towns and incorporated areas ranging in population from Wichita to Freeport.
Wichita City(2021)Wichita Metropolitan(2019)
Population 398,556 675,126
Area166.12 sq mi (430.25 sq km)10,037 sq km
49Rank(US)73(CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA


Wichita Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Wichita by age is 389,914, out of these 191,909 are male, 198,005 are female, The sex ratio of Wichita is 97. The median age of the Wichita population is 35.3, Wichita population by age are, under 18 years is 98,351, 16 years and over is 302,645, 18 years and over is 291,563, 21 years and over is 276,011, 65 years and over is 71,988. 49.2% are male, 50.8% are female, 25.2% are under 18 years old, 77.6% are 16 years and over, 74.8% are 18 years and over, 70.8% are 21 years and over, 14.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 172,738 housing units, The voting population of Wichita are 272,074, out of these 132,001 are male voters, 140,073 are female voters, 48.5% are male, 51.5% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -525,5876.6%
5 - 926,4156.8%
10 - 1430,7177.9%
15 - 1924,8376.4%
20 - 2427,9257.2%
25 - 3458,13214.9%
35 - 4449,49112.7%
45 - 5441,99910.8%
55 - 5922,4155.7%
60 - 6425,8996.6%
65 - 7432,7378.4%
75 - 8417,2134.4%
85 and over6,5471.7%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Wichita Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Wichita by race are:

White Population

White population in Wichita, Kansas are 290,560, percentage wise 74.5 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Wichita, Kansas are 40,916, percentage wise 10.5 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Wichita, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Wichita are 19,482, percentage wise 5.0 percent are asians, out of these 1,415 are Asian Indians, 955 are Chinese, 1,292 are Filipinos, 281 are Japanese, 0 are Korean, 7,492 are Vietnamese and 8,047 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Wichita, Kansas are 64,528. Percentage wise 16.5 percent are hispanics, out of these 54,369 are Mexican people, 1,504 are Puerto Ricans, 285 are Cubans, and 8,370 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race389,914Percent
White290,56074.5%
Black or African American40,91610.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,7191.0%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population19,4825.0%
Asian Indian1,4150.4%
Chinese9550.2%
Filipino1,2920.3%
Japanese2810.1%
Korean00.0%
Vietnamese7,4921.9%
Other Asian Population8,047
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander790.0%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino64,52816.5%
Mexican54,36913.9%
Puerto Rican1,5040.4%
Cuban2850.1%
Other Hispanic or Latino8,370
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Wichita native population is 350,298, out of these 246,363 born in the Kansas state and 100,344 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 39,616, out of these 18,716 are Naturalised US citizen, 1,153 are in Europe, 9,535 in Asia, 467 in Africa, 7,234 in Latin America and 327 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Wichita are 20,900, out of these 297 are from Europe, 3,998 are from Asia, 906 from Africa, 15,605 are from Latin America and 54 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native350,298
Born in state of residence246,363
Born in other state in the United States100,344
Northeast6,644
Midwest0
South38,087
West23,642
Born outside the United States3,591
Puerto Rico702
U.S. Island Areas193
Born abroad of American parent(s)2,696
Foreign born
Born outside of United States39,616
Naturalized U.S. citizen18,716
Europe1,153
Asia9,535
Africa467
Oceania0
Latin America7,234
Northern America327
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen20,900
Europe297
Asia3,998
Africa906
Oceania40
Latin America15,605
Northern America54
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Wichita Housing

Total housing units in Wichita, Kansas are 172,738, Occupied housing units are 153,454, Rental vacancy rate is 10. Percentage of occupancy is 89, 52.62% of houses are owner occupied and 36.22% of houses are renter occupied in Wichita. There are 68.06 percent of one-unit detached, 4.17 percent of one-units attached, 3.29 percent of two-unit houses, 4.79 percent of three or four unit homes. 3.30 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 30.97 percent are available with one vehicle, 31.77 percent are available with two vehicles, 19.89 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 6.21 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units172,738
Occupied housing units153,454
Occupied housing units percent89
Rental vacancy rate10
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached117,574
1-unit attached7,211
2 units5,680
3 or 4 units8,266
Mobile home5,692
Boat, RV, van, etc.0
Owner-occupied90,887
Renter-occupied62,567
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Wichita Housing Market

The median value of housing in Wichita, Kansas is $146,700, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 4.03 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 12.96 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 9.96 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 10.83 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 8.85 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 4.55 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 1.28 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 0.14 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,0006,958
$50,000 to $99,99922,393
$100,000 to $149,99917,212
$150,000 to $199,99918,708
$200,000 to $299,99915,293
$300,000 to $499,9997,858
$500,000 to $999,9992,216
$1,000,000 or more249
Median (dollars)146,700
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Wichita Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $1,255, 0.37 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 9.65 percent pay between $500 to $999, 11.79 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 5.56 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 2.96 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 1.02 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 1.24 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $482, 2.04 percent of homes pay less than $250, 4.62 percent pays between $250 to $399, 7.19 percent pay between $400 to $599, 3.56 percent pays between $600 to $799, 1.02 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 1.08 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500640
$500 to $99916,669
$1,000 to $1,49920,372
$1,500 to $1,9999,599
$2,000 to $2,4995,117
$2,500 to $2,9991,763
$3,000 or more2,145
Median (dollars)1,255
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2503,517
$250 to $3997,982
$400 to $59912,413
$600 to $7996,146
$800 to $9991,757
$1,000 or more1,862
Median (dollars)482
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Wichita Rental

Total number of Wichita rental homes or apartments are 62,567, occupied by Renter, The median value of Wichita average rental rate is $833. 11.86 percent of homes are under $500, 56.00 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 28.38 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 1.03 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 0.56 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $5007,421
$500 to $99935,038
$1,000 to $1,49914,718
$1,500 to $1,9993,040
$2,000 to $2,499613
$2,500 to $2,99934
$3,000 or more352
Median (dollars)833
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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