Wichita is a large city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 389,965 people and 104 constituent neighborhoods, Wichita is the largest community in Kansas.
Wichita is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.07%), sales jobs (10.09%), and management occupations (8.56%).
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.
Wichita is one of the most car-oriented large cities in America. A full 0.87% of people drive their car alone to work each day. If you like to drive, you'll love it. And you better. Because walking to work is just not a viable option for most people who live in Wichita. Highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers are part of the common Wichita landscape.
In terms of college education, Wichita is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.34% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Wichita in 2010 was $24,927, 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 $99,708 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 16.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wichita include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Wichita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.