Wichita, KS
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Living in Wichita

Wichita is a large city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 395,699 people and 113 constituent neighborhoods, Wichita is the largest community in Kansas.

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.

One important feature of Wichita is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 81.41% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Wichita anyway. So, if you like to drive, Wichita is the city for you! The landscape around Wichita reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The education level of Wichita citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.48% of adults in Wichita have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wichita in 2018 was $31,558, 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 $126,232 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 17.63% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wichita include German, English, Irish, European, and French.

The most common language spoken in Wichita is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.