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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 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.
About Wichita...
Population
389,054

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$767
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense 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

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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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.
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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.
Wichita is a place where you can have a small city life while also having a normal small town life. It's not too big not to small and it's great for anyone who wants some thing city like but not the traffic or the hustle and bustle of a city life, but its also small enough for you to not be overwhelmed. It's a great mixture of both. If your looking to raise a family or starting somewhere not too big, Wichita is your place!