Wichita Population By Year

Population Graph For Wichita, 1920 - 2022
Year Population Rank in US Growth Rate
2021 395,699 49 -0.4%
2020 397,117 49 0.4%
2010 382,368 49 0.8%
2000 352,366 50 1.3%
1990 308,652 51 1.0%
1980 279,272 51 0.1%
1970 276,554 51 0.8%
1960 254,698 51 4.2%
1950 168,279 58 3.9%
1940 114,966 74 0.3%
1930 111,110 77 4.4%
1920 72,217 96

Wichita Population Facts

What is the current population of Wichita?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Wichita is 395,699. Wichita, Kansas is the 49th largest city in the US.

What county is Wichita, Kansas in?

Wichita is located entirely in Sedgwick County.

What is the size of Wichita, Kansas in square miles?

Wichita has an area of 159.3 square miles. Wichita is the largest city, by area, in Kansas.

What was the peak population of Wichita?

The peak population of Wichita was in 2020, when its population was 397,117. Wichita is currently 0.4% smaller than it was in 2020.

How quickly is Wichita growing?

Wichita has grown 12.2% since the 2000. Wichita, Kansas's growth is below average. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Wichita the biggest city in Kansas?

Yes, Wichita is the biggest city in the state of Kansas based on population. Wichita is also the only city in Kansas that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.

What is the population density of Wichita, Kansas?

Wichita has a population density of 2,400.4 people per square mile. Wichita has the 9th highest population density in Kansas.

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
43 Long Beach, California 456,062 -1.3%
44 Miami, Florida 439,890 21.1%
45 Oakland, California 433,823 8.2%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 425,336 11.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 411,401 4.7%
48 Bakersfield, California 407,615 66.4%
49 Wichita, Kansas 395,699 12.2%
50 Arlington, Texas 392,786 17.3%
51 Aurora, Colorado 389,347 40.1%
52 Tampa, Florida 387,050 27.2%
53 New Orleans, Louisiana 376,971 -22.0%
54 Cleveland, Ohio 367,991 -22.7%
55 Anaheim, California 345,940 5.0%

Wichita Demographics

What is the voting age population of Wichita, Kansas?

The total voting age population of Wichita, Kansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 271,319. The voting age population is 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 14.0% of the residents of Wichita are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Wichita, Kansas?

The racial demographics of Wichita are 74.3% White, 10.9% Black, 5.1% Asian, 4.4% Two or more races, 4.2% Other, 1.0% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 17.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas residents are below the poverty line?

In Wichita, 15.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.0%. On a per-household basis, 11.3% of families are below the poverty line in Wichita.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 67.1% of Wichita residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Wichita, Kansas residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.3% of Wichita residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 30.1% have a bachelor's degree and 11.0% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Wichita residents aged 5 and older, 17.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 11.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.7% speak an Asian language.

Wichita Income & Labor Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in Wichita, Kansas?

The unemployment rate in Wichita is 5.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas residents work for the government?

In Wichita, 11.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Wichita, Kansas?

The median household income in Wichita is $52,620.

Wichita Housing & Rent Statistics

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Wichita, Kansas?

In Wichita, 58.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Wichita, Kansas?

Renters occupy 41.2% of housing units in Wichita.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Wichita, 10.7% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Wichita, Kansas housing units were built after 2000?

In Wichita, 14.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 24,800 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Wichita, Kansas?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Wichita is $809.

What percentage of households in Wichita, Kansas have broadband internet?

In Wichita, 81.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

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