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Pros

-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Harsh climate
-Economic cycles
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Wichita Metro Area


It may surprise some, but Wichita is the largest city in Kansas (most of Kansas City is in Missouri). Surrounded by wheat fields and oil-industry facilities, this traditional Midwestern city has a diverse agricultural and industrial economy. In part because of its invulnerable central U.S. location, World War II aircraft design and production facilities were located in the area. Today aviation firms like Beech, Cessna (Raytheon), Stearman, Lear (Bombardier), and Boeing all have plants nearby, and there are numerous supporting precision parts and engineering firms in the area.


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Highlights


  • Location: South-central Kansas along the Arkansas River
  • Country: United States
  • State: Kansas
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  • Metro Area: Wichita Metro Area

Quick Facts About Wichita


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Wichita Metro Area is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita Metro Area jobs have Increased by 0.98 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wichita Metro Area's cost of living is 12.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Wichita Metro Area's population is 644,610 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.11 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Wichita Metro Area is $129,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.12 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Wichita Metro Area public schools spend $11,692 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.8 students per teacher in Wichita Metro Area.

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