Census Information

Demographic Overview

Sedgwick County founded during the American Civil War has grown ever since and is the second most populated county in Kansas. It includes 20 different cities including Wichita. With 397,000 people in 2020, the City of Wichita ranks in the top 50 largest cities in the United States and the largest in the State of Kansas. Between 2019 and 2020 the city population grew by 0.177% and median household income by 1.61%. The largest Wichita racial/ethnic groups are White (70.6%) followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.6.3%). There are approximately 174,000 housing units in Wichita with the median home value being $145,300 and the median household income within the City of Wichita being $56,293. (Source: U.S. Census)

U.S. Census Boundary & Annexation Survey

Overview

The U.S. Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) provides local governments with an opportunity to review the U.S. Census Bureau's legal boundary of each city, town, and county to ensure the Census Bureau has the correct boundaries. Maintaining correct boundaries helps ensure that the Census Bureau assigns the appropriate housing and population counts to each local government.

This information is important because the U.S. Census Bureau for use in estimating population changes, Congressional and State Legislative redistricting, the Economic Census, and other Census Bureau products. The information can also impact the amount of federal funding that may be available to jurisdictions. These resources fund our streets, highways, housing programs and other federally funded projects.

Process

In February 2023, the Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) notified all cities and towns within Sedgwick County about the Boundary and Annexation update. The notification also asked the communities to provide information on land annexed or de-annexed during 2022.

In June 2023, the Planning Department provided this information to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Resources

View a link to a map that depicts the annexations that occurred in Sedgwick County in 2022. Please note that no de-annexations took place in the County in 2022.

Data

The data on this page is derived from the decennial census from 2010 and 2020. For further information, please visit data.census.gov/cedsci/ and Wichita Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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