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Sedgwick County Profile

Sedgwick County is the largest county in South Central Kansas. Encompassing an area of 1,009 square miles, the county has 21 cities and includes Wichita - both the county seat and the largest city in Kansas. The county is home to world-class industries, the most noted of which are aviation-related and have earned its largest city, Wichita, the title of "Air Capital of the World."


Sedgwick County Data

Land Area (square miles) -- 2010 1,009
Total Population -- 2011 501,076
Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2011 497
Median Age -- 2010 34.2
Educational Attainment -- 2006-2010 Estimate (Population Age 25+)  
        High School Graduate or Higher 87.7%
        Some College 24.8%
        Associate Degree 6.7%
        Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.5%
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) -- 2000 18.1
Civilian Labor Force -- 2011 Annual Average 247,445
        Unemployed 20,384
        Unemployment Rate 8.2%
Business Establishments -- 2011 12,608
        Employees 238,661
        Average Annual Pay $43,341
Median Household Income -- 2006-201- Estimate $47,848

Land Area and Median Age -- 2010 Census; Population -- 2011 Census Bureau Estimate; Population Density -- Based on 2010 Land Area and 2011 Population Estimate; Educational Attainment, Average Commute Time and Median Household Income -- 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; Labor Force Data -- Kansas Department of Labor; Business Establishments, Employees, Average Annual Pay -- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.

Section Highlights:
  • Wichita ranked No. 23  for small-business growth among the top 102 metro areas in the United States in 2013.
  • Wichita boasts an average commute time of 18.7 minutes.
  • The median sales price for an existing single-family home in the Wichita metro area was $123,600 in the Third Quarter 2012 survey by the National Association of Realtors.
  • Wichita is home to 40 museums and galleries.
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