Wichita Metro Area, Kansas 

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Population

642,339

+4.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$51,059

Median Home Price

$129,200

United States / Kansas / Wichita Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Best Places to Live in Wichita Metro Area, Kansas

Mid-sized city - South-central Kansas along the Arkansas River
Pros
-Cost of living
-Attractive downtown
-Arts & culture
Cons
-Harsh climate
-Economic cycles
-Isolation

Local Listings in Wichita, KS
 $115,000 
441 N Yale Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1002 SqFt
 $115,000 
441 N Yale Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 | 1002 SqFt
 $125,000 
3154 S Edwards Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1045 SqFt
 $150,000 
1934 N Charlotte St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1476 SqFt

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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Kansas
County:
Metro Area: Wichita Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Wichita, Rockford, 182 total
Zip Codes: 67212, 67217, 67203, 67207, 67037, 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 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.47%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Wichita Metro Area's cost of living is 11.90% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Wichita Metro Area's Cost of Living

VOTING
The Wichita metro area voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Wichita Metro Area's population is 642,339 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 4.05%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wichita Metro Area is $129,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.07%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Wichita Metro Area

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 6.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Wichita Real Estate or Find top agents in Wichita

The median home price in Wichita is $129,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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

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NEW LISTINGS IN WICHITA KS
$115,000
441 N Yale Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1.0 |

$125,000
3154 S Edwards Ave
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$150,000
1934 N Charlotte St
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$110,000
3338 S Leonine Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$107,500
326 S Holyoke St
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$142,000
3202 N Cranberry St
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

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