Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County is the largest county in South Central Kansas. Encompassing an area of 998 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) -- 2010998

Total Population -- 2017

513,687

Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2017514.72
Median Age -201735.5
Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+) - 2017

    High School Graduate or Higher

89.9%

    Some College

23.6%

    Associate Degree

8.8%

    Bachelor Degree or Higher

31.00%
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) - 201718.6
Civilian Labor Force -- 2017244,662

    Unemployed

10,335

    Unemployment Rate

4.2%
Business Establishments -- 201712,561

    Employees

247,115

    Average Annual Pay

$46,393

Median Household Income - 2017

$53,923

Source: Land Area -- 2010 Census; Population Density -- Based on 2010 Land Area and 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates; Median Age, Educational Attainment, Average Commute Time and Median Household Income -- 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates; Business Establishments, Employees, Average Annual Pay -- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages; Labor Force Data -- Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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