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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    NG
South Area is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas. South Area is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in South Area offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Area there are a lot of parks. Residents of South Area tend to lean conservative.
About South Area...
Population

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,315
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,098
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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I hear a lot of traffic and sirens throughout the day and evening, but there is easy access to the highway and turnpike.
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The cost of housing is out rageous, then you have the utilities on top. The cost of food, medical bills. You just can't keep up. You are always in the whole.
Out sourcing work to different country is destroying are economy.