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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Wichita is a city in Kansas with a population of 389,563. 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 restaurants, 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.
About Wichita...
Population
389,563

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$128,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    927.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    96.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    146
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    871
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,040.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    707.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Wichita

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,867
National
$55,322
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Wichita, Kansas is a very diverse city! Wichitans take great pride in their homes, food, and schools. Wichitans support their local colleges! Every Wichitan knowns is proud to represent the Wichita State University Shockers! With being the largest city is Kansas, there is tons to do! The cost of living is low but the potential to build memories is high. Like every city it has it ups and downs. While it is a great community there is a high homeless population and some high crime areas. However, do not let this deter you from making Wichita your potential home. Come experience it for yourself!
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The big city of Wichita, Kansas has a lot to offer the people that inhabit the area or chose to visit for vacation!The people that live in this area are very friendly and extremely colorful! The city encapsulates the true spirit of America and represents that in the architecture, food, and citizens.

The buildings that line the city can be seen from miles away and give you that big city vibe with the feeling of small town attitudes. The main attraction that Wichita offers and one place you'll have to visit is The Keeper of The Plains. The spectacular statue and fire show happens just as the sun goes down out on the water with a huge platform going around so that all can see.

All in all the city of Wichita has a big time feel with the personality of a small town. Come down and visit Wichita today and see what everyone that inhabits this area loves and appreciates day to day.
I love the kind mid-western people who live in this growing city! There are great school districts with safe neighborhoods. The Sedgwick County Zoo is a great place for kids as well. I have enjoyed my childhood growing up here and I plan to stick around. The only thing I would change about Wichita is the activities. As a teenager, you want fun stuff to do. I think that is something Wichita lacks.