Wichita Metro Area, Kansas 

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Population

643,768

+4.1% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$51,059

Median Home Price

$161,000

Median Age

35.8

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.0 / 6.0

summer / winter

United States / Kansas / Wichita Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes
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Best Places to Live in Wichita Metro Area, Kansas

Mid-sized city - South-central Kansas along the Arkansas River. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in the Wichita metro area, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Wichita, KS Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Kansas
County:
Metro Area: Wichita Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately conservative
City: Wichita, Rockford, 182 total
Zip Codes: 67212, 67217, 67037, 67203, 67207, 67216, 67213, 67218, 67204, 67114, 84 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1340 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Wichita Metro Area is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wichita Metro Area's cost of living is 19.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wichita Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Wichita metro area remained very strongly Republican, 57.2% to 40.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Wichita Metro Area's population is 643,768 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wichita Metro Area is Real Estate: $161,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Wichita

It's a good time to buy in Wichita. Home Appreciation is up 12.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Wichita is $161,000.

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Reviews for Wichita   2 Reviews
Some great places in this state with potential. - 9/10/2018
Contrary to other reviews which seek to politicize the situation in Kansas due to differences in political and financial philosophy, I want to counter that with a... Read More

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Live here at your own risk - 1/30/2018
I've lived in the area nearly my whole life and up until recently, this was a great place to live and raise a family. In recent years the entire state has begun to... Read More


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MAPS OF WICHITA METRO AREA, KANSAS
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ZIP CODES IN WICHITA METRO AREA, KANSAS
67212, 67217, 67037, 67203, 67207, 67216, 67213, 67218, 67204, 67114, 84 total

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