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The 2000 Census showed that Sedgwick County had a population of 452,869 people. This represented 16.85% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Sedgwick had a population of 490,864 people. This is an increase of 8.39% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010498,365+10.05%+1.53% since 2009
2009490,864+8.39%+1.77% since 2008
2008482,317+6.5%+1.52% since 2007
2007475,075+4.9%+1.44% since 2006
2006468,338+3.42%+0.85% since 2005
2005464,383+2.54%+0.54% since 2004
2004461,872+1.99%+0.19% since 2003
2003460,981+1.79%+0.22% since 2002
2002459,961+1.57%+0.81% since 2001
2001456,251+0.75%+0.75% since 2000
2000452,869The Last Census

Sedgwick County had 191,133 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Sedgwick County has a total area<3> of 1,009 square miles [2,614 km²]. Of this total, 999 square miles [2,588 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.99%) being water (10.03 square miles [25.99 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Sedgwick County had a population density of 453.2 people per square mile [175 people/km²], making it the state's 3rd most densely populated county (out of 105 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Sedgwick County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Sedgwick and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Sedgwick County QuickFact (QF-20173).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Sedgwick County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Park CityQF-20544508,0295,81438.1%
Bel AireQF-20053376,8735,83617.77%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Sedgwick County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ButlerQF-20015   E64,08459,4827.74%
CowleyQF-20035   SE33,63436,291-7.32%
HarveyQF-20079   N34,24732,8694.19%
KingmanQF-20095   W7,5718,673-12.71%
RenoQF-20155   NW63,35764,790-2.21%
SumnerQF-20191   S23,48825,946-9.47%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sedgwick. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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