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Wichita Metro Population Profile

MSA Demographics

Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) encompasses Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey and Sumner counties, and is the largest metro area in Kansas with 2010 population of 623,061 persons. Metro area population grew by 51,895 persons (9.1%) from 2000 to 2010. It is a relatively young population with 2010 median age of 35.0 years (national median age 37.2 years.) About 86% of metro residents live in an urban setting.


Sedgwick County Demographics

Sedgwick County (pop. 498,365) is the central county of the MSA (80% of MSA population.) In addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County contains 19 smaller cities ranging in population from Derby (pop. 22,158) to Viola (pop. 130.) Sedgwick County’s population has increased by 45,496 persons (10.0%) since 2000. The Planning Department's county population projection is 582,000 in 2035. Racial and ethnic composition is comparable to that of the nation. The fastest growth is among Asians and persons of Hispanic origin. Hispanic population growth was 78% from 2000 to 2010 compared to 43% nationally. Asian population growth was 35% compared to 43% nationally. Given higher growth rates for minority populations, the area is forecasted to become even more diverse.

Wichita Demographics

Wichita (pop. 382,368) is the largest city in Kansas. A regional center of business, healthcare and entertainment, more than 1 million people live within 100 miles of Wichita and 733,620 reside within 50 miles. Wichita’s population has increased by 38,084 persons (11.1%) since 2000. The Planning Department's city population projection is 429,380 in 2035.


Section Highlights:

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC): 

  • Specializes in one-stop project assistance to businesses interested in expanding and locating in the area.
  • Is a public-private partnership that works with companies to maximize the advantages of being in the Wichita area
  • Provides project management that mobilizes all available resources including site information, growth and expansion incentives and other resources as required.
  • Markets the region to targeted industry sectors throughout the world with a focus on the region’s manufacturing excellence, skilled workforce, supplier network, research capacity, skilled training opportunities and operational affordability.


Tim Chase
Sr VP Economic Dev & GWEDC President
Aeroflex Wichita, Inc. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. Ambassador Hotel Wichita Apex Engineering International, LLC Armstrong Chamberlin AT&T Berry Companies, Inc. BKD, LLPBuilding Trades Council of Central & Western Kansas Butler Community College Capital Enterprises, Inc. Carlos O'Kelly'sCase New HollandCHOOSE Networks, Inc. Clear Channel Media + EntertainmentConco ConstructionCornejo & Sons Coventry Health Care, An Aetna CompanyCox Machine, Inc. Davis-Moore Automotive, Inc. Delta Dental of Kansas, Inc. Dillon Food Stores Dondlinger & Sons Construction Company Inc.Eby Construction Co. Envision, Inc. Friends University GLMV Architecture, Inc. Go Wichita Convention & Visitors Bureau House of SchwanHigh Touch Technologies Hyatt Regency Wichita IBEW L.U. 271 - Electrical Workers IMA, Inc. Johnson ControlsKAKE-TV Kansas Health Foundation Kennedy and Coe, LLC Key Construction, Inc. Law Company Inc. LawKingdon Architecture LDF CompaniesLegacy BankLubrication Engineers, Inc. Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer, L.L.P. Metro Courier, Inc. MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. Murfin Drilling Company Inc. NCRI -- National Catastrophe Restoration Inc. Newman University Occidental Management, Inc. Pioneer Balloon Company Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 441 Poet Ethanol Products Range Oil Company, Inc. Ritchie Exploration, Inc. Rusty Eck Ford Security 1st Title LLC Slawson Real Estate Company Star Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.TCK - The Trust Company of Kansas TECT Aerospace UCI United Way of the Plains Value PlaceWescon Controls CompanyWichita Area Assn. of Realtors Wichita Area Technical College (WATC) Wichita Business Journal Wichita Community Foundation Wichita Downtown Development Corporation Wichita State UniversityWichita Surgical Specialists, P.A.Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, Inc.Yingling Aviation