Wichita, KS Population

By | June 16, 2019

Population: 344,284. Estimated population in July 2020: 354,865 (+3.1% change)
Males: 169,604 (49.3%), Females: 174,680 (50.7%)

The city of Wichita is located in Sedgwick County, Kansas. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Kansas, including top 10 cities by population and area of Kansas.

Zip codes: 67202, 67203, 67204, 67205, 67206, 67207, 67208, 67209, 67210, 67211, 67212, 67213, 67214, 67215, 67216, 67217, 67218, 67219, 67220, 67226, 67230, 67233, 67235.

Median resident age: 33.4 years
Median household income: $39,939
Median house value: $78,900

Races in Wichita:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.7%)
  • Black (11.4%)
  • Hispanic (9.6%)
  • Other race (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Vietnamese (2.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (20.7%), Irish (9.8%), English (9.7%), United States (8.5%), French (2.8%), Dutch (1.9%).

Elevation: 1305 feet

Land area: 135.8 square miles

Map of Wichita, KS

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wichita

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wichita city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

8.1% Foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 3.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +34,915 (+11.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wichita:

  • GALICHIA HEART HOSPITAL LLC (2610 N WOODLAWN)
  • KANSAS HEART HOSPITAL (3601 N WEBB ROAD)
  • KANSAS SURGERY & RECOVERY CENTER LP (2770 N WEBB ROAD)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL WICHITA (550 NORTH HILLSIDE 4 WEST)
  • VIA CHRISTI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (929 N ST FRANCIS ST)
  • VIA CHRISTI REHABILITATION CENTER INC (1151 N ROCK RD)
  • VIA CHRISTI RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER (2622 WEST CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER,LLC (550 N HILLSIDE ST)
  • WESLEY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (8338 W 13TH ST)
  • WICHITA SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (8080 E PAWNEE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wichita:

  • WICHITA MID-CONTINENT (about 7 miles; WICHITA, KS; Abbreviation: ICT)
  • MC CONNELL AFB (about 7 miles; WICHITA, KS; Abbreviation: IAB)
  • HUTCHINSON MUNI (about 44 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; Abbreviation: HUT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Wichita:

  • WESTPORT (about 6 miles; WICHITA, KS; Abbreviation: 71K)
  • RIVERSIDE (about 6 miles; WICHITA, KS; Abbreviation: K32)
  • WESTPORT AUXILIARY (about 7 miles; WICHITA, KS; Abbreviation: 72K)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Wichita:

  • WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 10,403; Location: 1845 FAIRMOUNT; Public; Website: www.wichita.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • FRIENDS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,983; Location: 2100 W. UNIVERSITY ST.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.friends.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WICHITA AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,812; Location: 301 South Grove; Public; Website: www.watc.tec.ks.us)
  • NEWMAN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,379; Location: 3100 MCCORMICK AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.newmanu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • XENON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 59; Location: 3804 W DOUGLAS; Private, for-profit; Website: www.xenonintl.com)
  • VERNONS KANSAS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY-CENTRAL (Full-time enrollment: 54; Location: 501 E PAWNEE STE 525; Private, for-profit)
  • CLASSIC COLLEGE OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 54; Location: 1675 S ROCK RD; Private, for-profit)
  • WICHITA TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 40; Location: 942 S WEST ST; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wtielectronics.com)
  • KANSAS SCHOOL OF HAIR STYLING (Full-time enrollment: 37; Location: 1207 E DOUGLAS; Private, for-profit)
  • MODELS & IMAGES (Location: 1619 N ROCK RD STE E; Private, for-profit)
  • NORRIS TRAINING SYSTEMS (Location: 400 N WOODLAWN STE 113; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wichita:

  • BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; EL DORADO, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,250)
  • HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
  • EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 94 miles; EMPORIA, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,528)
  • BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 111 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 113 miles; STILLWATER, OK; Full-time enrollment: 16,937)
  • KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 116 miles; MANHATTAN, KS; Full-time enrollment: 19,210)

Biggest public high schools in Wichita:

  • EAST HIGH (Students: 2,286; Location: 2301 E DOUGLAS; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHEAST HIGH (Students: 1,965; Location: 903 S EDGEMOOR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH HIGH (Students: 1,654; Location: 701 W 33RD S; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTH HIGH (Students: 1,638; Location: 1437 ROCHESTER; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHWEST HIGH (Students: 1,538; Location: 1220 N TYLER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HEIGHTS HIGH (Students: 1,535; Location: 5301 N HILLSIDE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST HIGH (Students: 1,435; Location: 820 S OSAGE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAMPUS HIGH HAYSVILLE (Students: 1,250; Location: 2100 W 55TH ST SOUTH; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHEAST MAGNET/DOWNTOWN CAMPUS (Students: 663; Location: 1847 N CHAUTAUQUA; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOWERS SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 219; Location: 2400 WASSALL; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Wichita:

  • WICHITA COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 904; Location: 9115 EAST 13TH STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BISHOP CARROLL CATHOLIC HIGH S (Students: 870; Location: 8101 WEST CENTRAL; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • KAPAUN MT CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 810; Location: 8506 EAST CENTRAL; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • INDEPENDENT SCHOOL (Students: 754; Location: 8301 EAST DOUGLAS; Grades: PK – 12)
  • TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 233; Location: 12345 E 21ST ST; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • CALVARY CHAPEL CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 98; Location: 3003 E KELLOGG DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • Midway Christian School (Students: 67; Location: 5135 South Broadway; Grades: KG – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wichita:

  • WILBUR MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,029; Location: 340 N TYLER RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TRUESDELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,019; Location: 2464 S GLENN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COLVIN ELEM (Students: 836; Location: 2820 S ROOSEVELT; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CURTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 806; Location: 1031 S EDGEMOOR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CLOUD ELEM (Students: 783; Location: 1205 W 26TH N; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HADLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 770; Location: 1101 DOUGHERTY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 699; Location: 328 N OLIVER; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BROOKS MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 686; Location: 3802 E 27TH N; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JARDINE MIDDLE SCHOOL MAGNET (Students: 683; Location: 3550 ROSS PARKWAY; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MINNEHA ELEM (Students: 682; Location: 701 N WEBB ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Wichita:

  • ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 778; Location: 853 NORTH SOCORA; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 711; Location: 1215 STRATFORD LANE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON (Students: 662; Location: 645 N 119TH W; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 493; Location: 2900 N ROCK ROAD; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SCHOOL OF THE MAGDALEN (Students: 491; Location: 6355 WILLOWBROOK; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BLESSED SCARMENT CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 3810 E DOUGLAS; Grades: KG – 8)
  • BETHEL LIFE SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 3777 S MERIDIAN; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST. PETER CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 134 WEST PETER; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 281; Location: 3313 EAST GRAND; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 280; Location: 1121 REGAL; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Wichita:

  • WICHITA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,262,063; Location: 223 S. MAIN ST; 978,630 books; 41,586 audio materials; 17,723 video materials; 1,484 serial subscriptions)