Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$29,812$28,478$29,829
Median household income$53,466$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$73,061$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,440$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$38,758$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$26,470$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level15.5%13.3%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wichita is equal to the national average
  • The median household income in Wichita is 3% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wichita is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wichita is 3% higher than the national average

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      $35,640 $53,466 $106,932
      $35,710 $53,571 $107,142
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Wichita employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.1%11.1%
      Manufacturing sector24.1%24.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%2.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.8%14.8%
      Public administration3.3%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%4.9%
      Education, health & social services11.2%11.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Eastborough, KS755$138,750150.8%
      Kechi, KS2,848$100,06980.9%
      Andover, KS13,609$98,32077.7%
      Bel Aire, KS8,082$84,60552.9%
      Goddard, KS4,797$82,27048.7%
      Wichita, KS390,566$53,4663.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      New Orleans, LA391,249$43,25821.8%
      Tampa, FL395,912$55,6340.6%
      Arlington, TX397,269$63,35114.5%
      Cleveland, OH383,331$31,83842.4%
      Bakersfield, CA379,879$65,68718.7%
      Wichita, KS390,566$53,4663.4%
      Source: The Wichita, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).