Wichita Metro Area, Kansas 

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Population

644,610

24% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$51,059

Avg. Home Price

$124,600

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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


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

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Wichita Metro Area is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wichita Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.98%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare Wichita Metro Area's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Wichita Metro Area's population is 644,610 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.11%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Wichita Metro Area is $124,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.07%. Check out the homes in the 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Wichita

It's a good time to buy in Wichita. Home Appreciation is up 6.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Wichita Real Estate.

The median home price in Wichita is $124,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Wichita   1 Reviews
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, 67203, 67217, 67207, 67037, 67216, 67218, 67213, 67114, 67204, 84 total