Wichita is a large city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 389,938 people and 104 constituent neighborhoods, Wichita is the largest community in Kansas.
Unlike some cities, Wichita isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wichita are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wichita is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wichita who work in office and administrative support (11.67%), sales jobs (10.28%), and management occupations (8.11%).
Also of interest is that Wichita has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Wichita, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Wichita is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Wichita a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Wichita is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
Of the large cities in America, Wichita is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 86.22% of people in Wichita drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Wichita, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
The overall education level of Wichita citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.07% of adults in Wichita have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Wichita in 2018 was $28,806, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,224 for a family of four. However, Wichita contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wichita is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wichita home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wichita residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wichita also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wichita include German, Irish, English, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Wichita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.