Wichita demographics profile

StatisticWichitaKansasNational
Population388,0332,898,292318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,4163591
Median age34.436.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%59%55%
Speak English83%89%79%
Speak Spanish11%8%13%
Wichita, KS has a population of 388,033 and is the 49th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,416 per sq mi which is 6787% higher than the Kansas average and 2567% higher than the national average. The median age in Wichita is 34 which is approximately 5% lower than the Kansas average of 36. In Wichita, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 83% speak English and 11% speak Spanish. 62% of Wichita residents were born in Kansas, 26% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 10% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Wichita is 6787% higher than Kansas.
  • The median age in Wichita is 5% lower than Kansas.
  • In Wichita 76.24% of the population is White.
  • In Wichita 11.25% of the population is African American.
  • In Wichita 5.01% of the population is Asian.

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Wichita population breakdown by race

RaceWichitaKansasNational
White76.24%85.19%73.35%
African American11.25%5.79%12.63%
Asian5.01%2.68%5.22%
American Indian1.03%0.82%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race3.97%3.31%3.06%
Other race2.49%2.15%4.75%
In Wichita, 16.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Wichita age breakdown

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Source: The Wichita, KS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).