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Maize
  • Suburb of Wichita, KS

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Maize is a suburb of Wichita with a population of 5,044. 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

About Maize...
Population
5,044

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$913
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    350.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    19.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    19.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    350.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,072.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    national  11%

Working in Maize

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,856
National
$64,994

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