Wichita, Kansas - Facts & Figures
Wichita is the largest city in Kansas. In July 2006, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Wichita 9th on its list of the 10 best U.S. big cities in which to live. In 2008, MSN Real Estate ranked Wichita 1st for most affordable cities. It is home to Wichita State University, which has an enrollment of 15,000 students.
The City of Wichita is a cultural center for Kansas, home to several art and history museums and performing arts groups. The Music Theatre of Wichita and Wichita Symphony Orchestra perform at the Century II Convention Hall downtown. The Orpheum Theatre was built in 1922 and serves as a downtown venue for smaller shows.
- Population: 383,085
- Industries: Transportation equipment, construction, education, health care, food services
- Area Codes: 316
- ZIP Codes: 67201, 67202, 67203, 67204, 67205, 67206, 67207, 67208, 67209, 67210
- Surrounding Cities: Andover, Augusta, Colwich Bentley, Derby, Kechi, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Valley Center, Wichita Jackson, Wichita Parkview