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Wichita, Kansas

county seat of Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. State of Kansas. It is the 50th largest city in the United States. About 354,865 people lived there in the year 2005.[5] It is in Sedgwick County, which is in the south-central part of the state.

Wichita, Kansas
Downtown Wichita
Downtown Wichita
Flag of Wichita, Kansas
Air Capital of the World, ICT[1]
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°41′20″N 97°20′10″W / 37.68889°N 97.33611°W / 37.68889; -97.33611Coordinates: 37°41′20″N 97°20′10″W / 37.68889°N 97.33611°W / 37.68889; -97.33611[2]
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJuly 21, 1870
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorJeff Longwell
 • City ManagerRobert Layton
 • City and County seat163.59 sq mi (423.70 km2)
 • Land159.29 sq mi (412.56 km2)
 • Water4.30 sq mi (11.14 km2)
Elevation1,302 ft (397 m)
 • City and County seat382,368
 • Estimate 
 • RankUS: 50th
KS: 1st
Midwest: 10th
 • Density2,300/sq mi (900/km2)
 • Metro
644,610 (US: 85th)
 • CSA
680,398 (US: 72nd)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
67201-67221, 67223, 67226-67228, 67230, 67232, 67235, 67260, 67275-67278[4]
Area code316
FIPS code20-79000 [2]
GNIS ID473862 [2]
InterstatesI-35.svg I-135.svg I-235.svg
U.S Highways US-54 / US-400
Kansas Highways K-96 K-42 K-15 K-254

Many parts of airplanes are made in Wichita. Wichita State University is in the city.


  1. "Travel Translator: Your guide to the local language in Wichita".
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Wichita, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-12-07.
  4. United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to July 1, 2005. Released June 21, 2006. Five year change is from July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005.

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