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Welcome to Wichita ...

The city of Wichita is located in Sedgwick County<1> and is the County Seat for Sedgwick County.

When the people of Wichita refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wichitan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wichita has a population of 390,335 people<3> (see below for details).

Wichita was established in 1863.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Wichita: Named for the Wichita tribe.

The community of Wichita is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wichita lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Wichita: (316)

The ZIP codes for Wichita: 67201-67220, 67223, 67226-67228, 67230-67233, 67235-67236, 67251, 67256-67257, 67259-67260, 67275-67278<5>

Websites for Wichita ...

Official Website:   www.wichitagov.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wichitakansas.org/

Junior League:   www.jlwichita.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wichita had an population of 390,335 people. This is an increase of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wichita had a population of 382,368 people (which is 76.72% of the total population of Sedgwick County). This makes Wichita the county's most populous community.

The population of Wichita represents 13.4% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 382,368 people, the population of Wichita increased 11.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 344,284 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wichita.

Adding Wichita to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wichita in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wichita was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wichita on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wichita on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Wichita ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Wichita - they are located in Iowa and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wichita.

Communities near Wichita ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wichita.

  • Derby [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Sedgwick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Wichita
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Derby:
    • El Paso
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby<8>
  • Andover [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
    • Andover [Butler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Wichita
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,672 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Andover:
    • Cloud
    • Andover has also been known as:
    • Cloud City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover<8>
  • Haysville [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysville
    • Haysville [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Wichita
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haysville<8>
  • Augusta [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
    • Augusta [Butler County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Wichita
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,300 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bel Aire [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Aire
      • Bel Aire [Sedgwick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Wichita
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bel Aire have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bel Aire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Aire<8>
    • Park City [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Wichita
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,943 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Park City:
      • Cosmosa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<8>
    • Valley Center [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Center
      • Valley Center [Sedgwick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Wichita
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Center have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Center<8>
    • Mulvane [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulvane
      • Mulvane [Sedgwick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Wichita
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulvane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulvane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulvane<8>
    • Maize [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maize
      • Maize [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Wichita
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maize have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maize
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maize<8>
    • Goddard [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goddard
      • Goddard [Sedgwick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Wichita
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,962 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goddard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goddard<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wichita. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wichita.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wichita. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wichita.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wichita. Our list includes 173 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wichita.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wichita ...

Looking for more information about Wichita? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wichita, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wichita.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Sedgwick County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wichita: www.wichitagov.org/

The official website for Sedgwick County: www.sedgwickcounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Sedgwick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Wichita refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Wichita may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wichita.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wichita - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wichita). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wichita or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Wichita includes: 67201, 67202, 67203, 67204, 67205, 67206, 67207, 67208, 67209, 67210, 67211, 67212, 67213, 67214, 67215, 67216, 67217, 67218, 67219, 67223, 67226, 67227, 67230, 67231, 67232, 67235, 67251, 67256, 67259, 67275, 67276, 67277 & 67278.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wichita) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wichita. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WichitaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wichita. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6880, Longitude: -97.3302    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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