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Income/capita 14%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 7%
IndexWichitaKansasNational
Income per capita$25,668$28,478$29,829
Median household income$46,775$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,640$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,561$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$35,619$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$23,375$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level17.1%13.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wichita is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Wichita is 15% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wichita is 7% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wichita is 13% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,180$46,775$93,550
      City
      $35,710$53,571$107,142
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Wichita median earnings by income bracket

      Wichita employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.9%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector25.3%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services14.6%14.0%
      Public administration2.9%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%2.3%
      Education, health & social services10.4%36.9%
      Other25.6%27.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Eastborough, KS742$114,500107%
      Kechi, KS2,352$90,78164%
      Andover, KS12,477$85,23054%
      Bel Aire, KS7,214$80,32445%
      Colwich, KS1,305$76,40638%
      Wichita, KS388,033$46,77515%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cleveland, OH389,165$26,58352%
      Arlington, TX383,899$53,5743%
      New Orleans, LA382,922$37,48832%
      Tulsa, OK399,906$43,04522%
      Minneapolis, MN404,670$52,6115%
      Wichita, KS388,033$46,77515%
      Source: The Wichita, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).