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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
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Southwest is a neighborhood in Wichita, Kansas with a population of 15,523. Southwest is in Sedgwick County. Living in Southwest offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southwest there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Southwest and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Southwest...
Population
15,523

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,529
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$715
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,679
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Southwest Reviews

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The local businesses in this area are what you would expect in a lower middle class neighborhood. You can get everything you need within a 1-2 mile radius. The stores are not run down but they are not as nice as some of the stores on other sides of town. Instead of a lot of 3-4 start restaurants to chose from, there are a lot of fast food businesses. There is a variety of stores, just not as new and kept up as they could be.
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There are a lot of convenient stores and fast food restaurants. A few mechanic shops... But not a lot of what most people would consider to make a career out of. The majority of possible employment opportunities in the area would be considered a "Highschool Job" or "College Job". Pretty much, a job to get by.
Well, I like my neighborhood. Everything is conveniently surrounding my home. Walmart, Neighborhood Walmart, Dillon's, Walgreens, QuikTrip, and fast food restaurants. It's nice that everything is not too far away from me.