Wichita employment information

IndexWichitaKansasNational
Income per capita$24,921$27,367$28,555
Median household income$45,907$51,872$53,482
Median income owner occupied$62,134$65,700$68,142
Median income renter occupied$28,134$31,165$33,219
Median earnings male$34,206$35,528$36,116
Median earnings female$23,709$23,777$25,692
Unemployment rate5.8%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level17.3%13.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wichita is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wichita is 14% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wichita is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wichita is 11% higher than the national average.

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Wichita median earnings by income bracket

Wichita employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.5%1.0%
Manufacturing sector25.4%0.8%
Financial & insurance services2.3%4.4%
Wholesale & retail services14.3%12.7%
Public administration3.6%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%2.9%
Education, health & social services10.6%36.7%
Other24.9%27.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Eastborough, KS728$122,917130%
Kechi, KS2,291$82,06553%
Andover, KS12,113$81,62253%
Colwich, KS1,368$78,00046%
Rose Hill, KS4,009$76,46243%
Wichita, KS385,518$45,90714%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cleveland, OH392,114$26,17951%
Minneapolis, MN394,424$50,7675%
Tulsa, OK395,599$41,95722%
Arlington, TX375,305$53,0551%
Oakland, CA402,339$52,9621%
Wichita, KS385,518$45,90714%
Source: The Wichita, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.