Wichita, Kansas 

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+4.1% since 2020

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6.9 / 5.9

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Best Places to Live in Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas is a vibrant and diverse city with plenty of attractions to explore. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the tranquil Botanica Gardens or take a hike in nearby Chisholm Creek Park. Visitors can also explore the historic Old Town district and its numerous museums, galleries and eateries. History buffs can visit the Keeper of the Plains, while art lovers can enjoy sculptures, paintings and other art installations throughout the city. With its bustling atmosphere, great cultural attractions and countless outdoor experiences to choose from, Wichita promises to provide any visitor with an unforgettable experience. Mid-sized city - South-central Kansas along the Arkansas River.
State: Kansas
County: Sedgwick County
Metro Area: Wichita Metro Area
City: Wichita
Zip Codes: 67212, 67217, 67203, 67207, 67216, 67213, 67218, 67204, 67211, 67226, 23 total
Cost of Living: -18.4% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1340 ft above sea level

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Wichita, Ks Housing Market
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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.


The unemployment rate in Wichita is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Wichita's cost of living is 18.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wichita's Cost of Living

September, May and October are the most pleasant months in Wichita, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Sedgwick county remained strongly Republican, 54.4% to 42.6%. More Voting Stats

Wichita's population is 394,574 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Wichita is Real Estate: $172,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 9.9%.

Wichita public schools spend $12,527 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.6 students per teacher in Wichita. More Education

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Housing Market in Wichita

It's a good time to buy in Wichita. Home Appreciation is up 9.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wichita is $172,400.
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Reviews for Wichita   58 Reviews
Wichita, great for families or starter city. - 7/27/2020
My comparison is to living in AZ, CO, NE & WY. Wichita is a nice city with a lot to do. It has history, art, live music, breweries, plenty of biking and walking trails.... Read More

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Great city - 4/12/2020
I lived in Wichita for several years and it was a great place to live, low crime for such a large city. Very diverse, lots to do, plenty of jobs and beautiful... Read More

It has nice and not so nice qualities - 7/8/2019
I grew up there. Here's the good, bad and ugly. First the bad- the worst thing about this place is the weather. It absolutely sucks all year. It's windy and freezing all... Read More

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