Welcome to the home of Pizza Hut, White Castle, and Kirstie Alley. Wichita gave birth to the craze behind America’s fast food addiction with the creation of its White Castle back in 1921. Since then, all White Castle locations have left the area, but our addiction is here to stay. Welcome home to Wichita, this place will surprise you.
|Median Income (Household)||$46,775|
|Number Of Employees||180,818|
|Median Property Value||$120,800|
Home to 388,000 people, Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansas and the 50th largest city in the United States. It is also the fastest-growing major city in the nation. It all started as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail in the 1860’s and soon developed into a hub of aircraft production. Talk about a makeover! The first swept-wing jet bomber made in the United States - the Boeing B-47 - was built here in 1952. This city has also given us the “knork” (a fork with a rigid knife on the left side), the standout running back Barry Sanders, and the ‘Doughnut Whole.’ Wichita gave us so much to be thankful for.
Often referred to as The Air Capital, aviation is Wichita’s backbone industry. The city's top employers are Cessna Aircraft Co., Spirit AeroSystems, Hawker Beechcraft, Unified School District, Via Christi Health System, State of Kansas and City of Wichita.
Numbers claim that the employment rate in Wichita, KS changed by 1%, so let’s see what are the most common job groups in this area. People of Wichita, KS prefer to work in Administrative, Sales and Production.
Keeping in mind that the employment rate changed by 1% recently, there must be a strong understanding of industries people of Wichita, KS work in. The most common industries are Manufacturing, Healthcare & Social Assistance and Retail trade. Please note that not all the residents of Wichita, KS work in the area and may be employed outside of the city. Our data is tagged to their residential address, not the work address.
Located on the Great Plains, Wichita is wide-open for thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other extreme weather activities. Here in Wichita, January is the coldest, July is the hottest, and June is the wettest month of the year.
Wichita is a white and conservative city with small pockets of Black and Hispanic residential areas. Over half of Wichita natives consider themselves religious. 16% are Catholic, 2% are Latter Day Saints, while the rest adheres to various Protestant denominations.
According to latest census, Wichita, KS is a home for 66% white residents. The second common group is latino with 18% residents. The list of the most common racial or ethnic groups is closed by black with 11% residents.
Past year Wichita, KS universities awarded around 18,433 degrees. Statistics show that the population of students in Wichita, KS include 2,813 male students and 4,025 female students. Wichita, KS offers private and public tuition with a median cost of $26,483 for private four-year colleges and $0 for in-state public four-year colleges. The largest university of this city is the Wichita State University with the majority of graduates. The Wichita Area Technical College and Friends University hold the second and the third place respectively. The share of the public colleges in Wichita, KS is 72.6% and 27.4% go to the private colleges.
The age groups that most likely have the health care coverage in Wichita, KS are 6-17 years old for men and 6-17 years old for women. Wichita, KS offers a 87 primary care clinician to 1 patient ratio. Data records state that dentists ratio is 57 to 1, speaking of mental health doctors ratio, it’s 187 to 1 resident.
|Primary Care||1 to 87|
|Dentists||1 to 57|
|Mental Health||1 to 187|
|Other||1 to 115|
Exploration Place, Old Cowtown Museum, Botanica - The Wichita Gardens, Museum of World Treasures, Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita Art Museum, Henry J. Allen House, Great Plains Transportation Museum.
Because of its central location, Wichita is a very well-connected city. Wichita sits on the junctions of I-35, and I-135, major US Highway 81 and US Highway 54/400. A smooth escape awaits you anytime you want to get away. While in the city, use the free downtown trolley called the Q-Line. The Q-Line will take you on a scenic hop-on-hop-off tour of downtown.
The workers of Wichita, KS traveled to their offices around 17.63 minutes lately and drove alone to get there. The rest of the residents carpooled and worked at home.
|3 bed rentals||$2,100||+81.4%|
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Eat, drink & be merry in Old Town, Wichita. This neighborhood will suck you in on a Friday evening and leave you stranded on a Sunday morning. Try handmade cocktails on the rooftop of Industry Old Town. Even the local ice cream will get you tipsy! Try out shaved iced infused with premium liquors at Funky Monkeys Shaved Ice in Union Station. Feeling like it’s the best place for you in Wichita? Look for Old Town condos for rent starting from $900 per month.
Historic Delano is an eclectic shopping district in downtown Wichita, Kansas. Thousands of brides-to-be flock to the Dress Gallery Bridal & Prom Shop on West Douglas to purchase a one-of-a-kind dress for their most important day. A few years later, they head down the street to the top rated Sweet Cheeks Babies Boutique for kitschy clothing for their first born. Their male (or female) counterparts can be found shopping for smart top hats, handmade scarves, and fedoras at Hatman Jack’s. Homes for rent in Delano start at $500 per month.
Wichita’s finest homes are located in this neighborhood. College Hill mimics Pleasantville with the Oak streets shading the cobblestone paved pathways. Countless pubs, bookstores, independently-owned boutiques, and abundant green spaces can be found in College Hill. The median price for studio apartments in College Hill for rent is $824 per month.
This notable neighborhood is placed directly between the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers - this is what its name “Riverside” comes from. Take the kids down to see the chimpanzees and giraffes at the Sedgwick County Zoo in the western part of Riverside. Single-family homes for rent in Riverside start out at only $680 per month.
North Central neighbors care about their own. There is a city-wide initiative to leave any extra unwanted food next to your mailbox on Sunday. That’s for anyone in need of a meal. Have a delicious Latin American inspired meal at Sabor Latin Bar & Grille on North Mead. Look for homes or apartments for rent North Central using Rentberry’s powerful search functions.