Wichita, Kansas

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Wichita, Kansas
City and County seat
Downtown Wichita
Downtown Wichita
Flag of Wichita, Kansas
Flag
Nickname(s): 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)
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]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Founded 1868
Incorporated July 21, 1870
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Jeff Longwell
 • City Manager Robert Layton
Area
 • City and County seat 163.59 sq mi (423.70 km2)
 • Land 159.29 sq mi (412.56 km2)
 • Water 4.30 sq mi (11.14 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • City and County seat 382,368
 • Estimate (2017) 391,586
 • Rank US: 50th
KS: 1st
Midwest: 10th
 • Density 2,300/sq mi (900/km2)
 • Metro 644,610 (US: 85th)
 • CSA 680,398 (US: 72nd)
Demonym(s) Wichitan
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 67201-67221, 67223, 67226-67228, 67230, 67232, 67235, 67260, 67275-67278[4]
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-79000 [2]
GNIS ID 473862 [2]
Interstates I-35.svg I-135.svg I-235.svg
U.S Highways US-54 / US-400
US-81
Kansas Highways K-96 K-42 K-15 K-254
Website wichita.gov

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. State of Kansas. It is the 49th 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.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Travel Translator: Your guide to the local language in Wichita". VisitWichita.com. 
  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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