Wichita, Kansas

Population 385,586

Wichita is located in Sedgwick County, KS. The population is 385,586, making Wichita the largest city in Sedgwick County and the largest city in the state of Kansas.

There are 98 public schools in Wichita with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Wichita is high , and there are 6 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Wichita is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Wichita property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Wichita include Delano Township, Eastborough and Oaklawn Sunview.

Wichita Neighborhood Report

Schools

School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 12.4%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 30.1%

Crime Rate

61.48% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 591
  • Violent Crimes: 1
  • Robbery: 118
  • Burglary: 686
  • Property Crime: 5
  • Larceny Theft: 4

Registered Offenders

99.05% Lower than national avg.
  • 6 offenders in Wichita
  • 0.16 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

1,703 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 156
  • Registered Polluters: 76
  • Superfunds: 75
  • Tanks & Spills: 1,396

Unemployment

Moderate 7.3%
  • Kansas unemployment average: 4.6%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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98 Public Schools view public schools

Summary
There are 98 K-12 public schools in Wichita, KS and 29 private schools. Homefacts rates Wichita's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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Crime view details

6 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$169,900 compared to April 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    10.7%
  • Rented
    36.3%
  • Owned
    53.1%

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

732 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Wichita, KS issued 732 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 732 permits, 550 were issued for single family homes and 182 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Wichita, KS issued 736 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 736 permits, 536 were issued for single family homes and 200 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $592
  • 1 Bedroom: $696
  • 2 Bedrooms: $907
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,238
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,515

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Environmental Hazards

1703 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (172/185)
    Wichita, KS has 92.97% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Wichita, KS is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.28 Average
    Wichita, KS is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 32.77°
  • February 36.43°
  • March 48.28°
  • April 57.02°
  • May 67.14°
  • June 78.54°
  • July 83.07°
  • August 80.54°
  • September 70.97°
  • October 58.55°
  • November 47.33°
  • December 33.78°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Wichita, KS

Earthquakes
Wichita, KS has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Wichita, KS has no risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Wichita, KS has a very high risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Wichita, KS has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Wichita, KS: $49,202

Unemployment

Unemployment in Wichita is 7.3%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 4.6% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 40.69%
White Collar - 59.31%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Sam Brownback
  • Sen. Jerry Moran
  • Sen. Pat Roberts

City Representatives

  • Mike Pompeo

Neighborhood Info

8 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

134 FCC Towers view all