Wichita, Kansas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Wichita, Kansas
City
City of Wichita

Flag
Nickname(s): Cowtown, The Air Capital Of The World
Location in the state of Kansas
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
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Founded 1863
Incorporated 1870
Government
 • Mayor Carl Brewer (D)
Area
 • City 165.9 sq mi (359.8 km2)
 • Land 163.7 sq mi (351.6 km2)
 • Water 3.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 382,368
 • Metro 630,721
 • CSA 667,172
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 67201-67221, 67223, 67226-67228, 67230, 67232, 67235, 67260, 67275-67278
Area code(s) 316
FIPS code 20-79000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0473862[2]

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. State of Kansas. Wichita is the 49th largest city in the United States with about 354,865 people in the year 2005.[3] It is in Sedgwick County, which is in the south-central part of the state.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php. 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.

Other websites[change | change source]

Official sites

More information