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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Maize is a suburb of Wichita with a population of 4,696. Maize is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Maize offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Maize there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Maize and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Maize are highly rated.
About Maize...
Population
4,696

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$162,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Maize Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    144.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    227.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    847.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    19%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Maize

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,537
National
$55,322
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Maize Reviews

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Maize is a safe, clean, and has lots of jobs for high school students like myself. One thing that I have to critique about Maize is the amount of diversity is very limited, but thankfully it is something that the community is working towards growing. Although the teachers are amazing, the schools are kind of dirty and not well kept. This small suburb of Wichita is family friendly with lots of things for small kids to go and do like the amazing YMCA that is truly for every shape, color, age, and size. Moving here form Katy Texas was a huge change, it is a more laid back rural setting. Overall I could see myself not only raising a family, but also retiring here. The schools are challenging, and there are lots of K-12 sports programs for every kind of kid.
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Maize is a community that adults and children describe their friends. It is a place for new opportunities. In Maize, you'll find that there are many aspects of an urban city while still having the feel and comfort of a small, rural community. Maize is an area of growth. It does not stay in one place, and neither do the people that occupy it. They're constantly adapting to make the community the best it can be. I like the air of comfort I feel when I'm in the city. The schools are filled with overall driven and passionate teachers who care about the future of not just Maize but America. Maize is not perfect, though. The lack of diversity can be a problem. When you visit or live in an area, you want to see all types of people represented. This is an aspect that I think could use improvement: Making the city more accessible and welcoming.
Maize is a small suburb in Wichita, Ks. It has great schools with hands-on teachers. It has diverse neighborhoods. It is safe with a lot of police patrol driving around. It is a well-started suburb for many couples and families. It is a friendly neighborhood with helping hands neighbors.