Wichita Ks Population 2017

Wichita Ks's estimated population is 382,368 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 168,095 households in the city, with an average size of 2.53 people per household. The vacancy rate was 10.4%, with a median rent of $716/month. The median house size is 5.5 rooms, and has a value of $119,700.

Year Population Change
2015 389,965 2.00%
2010 382,368 11.10%
2000 344,284 13.20%
1990 304,011 8.60%
1980 279,838 1.20%
1970 276,554 8.60%
1960 254,698 51.40%
1950 168,279 46.40%
1940 114,966 3.50%
1930 111,110 53.90%
1920 72,217 37.70%
1910 52,450 112.60%
1900 24,671 3.40%
1890 23,853 385.70%
1880 4,911 0.00%

Wichita Ks Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 290,089 75.25%
Black or African American 43,987 11.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native 3,674 0.95%
Asian 18,371 4.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 58 0.02%
Some Other Race 12,118 3.14%
Two or More Races 17,221 4.47%

Population Pyramid

Wichita Ks Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 168,095
Owner-Occupied Units 90,330
Renter-Occupied Units 60,353
Median Home Value $119,700
Median Rent $716
Vacancy Rate 10.4%
Houses With Mortgage 58,315
Houses Without Mortgage 32,015
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 5.5

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Wichita Ks for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 5% and the labor force participation rate is 66.5%.

Wichita Ks Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.53
Average Family Size 3.28
Married Couple Families 65,787
Male Householder (no wife) Families 7,351
Female Householder (no husband) Families 19,546
Non Family Households
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex) 4.8%
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex) 0.3%