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Wichita
  • City in Kansas

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

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Wichita is a city in Kansas with a population of 390,566. Wichita is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Wichita offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wichita there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wichita and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wichita are above average.

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About Wichita...
Population
390,566

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$138,100
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$821
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    919.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    94.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    118.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    686.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,044.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    590.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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