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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Wichita is a city in Kansas with a population of 389,054. Wichita is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Wichita offers residents a 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.
About Wichita...
Population
389,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Wichita Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    762.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    153.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    839
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,063.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    633.6
    284
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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
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    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
$48,982
National
$55,322
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I like Wichita's skies, fields,"wheaty" fair hair people. It reminds me of Ukraine the beautiful land! I want to open my own Alternative medicine clinic, I want to help the people of Wichita to combat obesity, opioid addiction. I will graduate from my Master's degree program at GCU. I got a mental health and wellness program, my focus on prevention. I want to incorporate everything I know about wellness: counseling(individual and group), the homeopathic approach, the movement is life programs, healthy food, and others. I need to take Grant writing courses and it costs 2,800$. I need every help possibly can receive!
Thankm you very much, Elena Velikoivan.
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Wichita, KS is great place to raise a family. The best way I know how to describe Wichita is "not too big, but not too small", or as Goldilocks would say "just right". Housing is affordable. We have museums, zoos, restaurants, and shopping. At times, I do feel that there is not enough to do as far as out door activity. Also, the closest theme park is about a 3 hour drive to Kansas City. The scenery is rather bland, as our land happens to be as flat as a pancake. Thrill seekers beware, this is not the place for you! However, if you want a "just right" city with a balance between fun and peacefully quiet family friendliness, Wichita is just the place for you.
Wichita, Kansas, home of the shockers is the place to be! As a resident, there is never a moment of regret. Wichitans show a lot of love and excitement. We are a community that will always be visitor friendly. Not only that, there are a lot of exciting things to do in this small city. One thing that makes Wichita unique is the famous annual Wichita River Festival. It's probably one of the largest festivals in Kansas in general! Not only that, Wichita State University never disappoints on basketball games. They always put up a good fight and show every season, how can you not be a fan? Wichita is such a good community we even the artistic people show downtown Wichita some love every Final Friday of the month. This city just has so much to offer, their events, nightlife, shocker-pride, and we are even well-known for our delicious foods! What more could you ask for a community that's close to each other? Wichitans just show nothing but appreciation.