The medium-sized city of Wichita, Kansas is home to slightly more than 387,000 people. The city's population, at an average age of just under 37, skews younger than most cities in Kansas. Home ownership is more common than renting in Wichita, and 41% of residents rent. At $822/month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
There are three primary industries in Wichita: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Wichita workers take home an average annual income of around $63,000, around $6,000 less than those elsewhere in Kansas. Wichita's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Nineteen percent of Wichita residents older than 25 have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Wichita residents have an average commute of about 20 minutes. Many residents (44%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.