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Sedgwick County was founded in 1867, and named after Major General John Sedgwick of the Union Army during the American Civil War.  Since then, the area has steadily grown and expanded to include 20 cities, including county seat Wichita - the largest city in Kansas.

The following data is from the 2010 Census.

Age of Sedgwick County Residents

Total Population 498,365 100.0
Younger than 5 years 39,302 7.9
5 to 9 years 37,627 7.6
10 to 14 years 36,558 7.3
15 to 19 years 35,231 7.1
20 to 24 years 34,847 7.0
25 to 29 years 37,398 7.5
30 to 34 years 32,921 6.6
35 to 39 years 31,064 6.2
40 to 44 years 30,597 6.1
45 to 49 years 34,625 6.9
50 to 54 years 35,786 7.2
55 to 59 years 30,969 6.2
60 to 64 years 24,471 4.9
65 to 69 years 16,755 3.4
70 to 74 years 12,534 2.5
75 to 79 years 10,979 2.2
80 to 84 years 8,410 1.7
85 years and older 8,291 1.7

 

Education Attainment of Sedgwick County Residents

Population Age 25 and Older 317,883
Less than 9th grade 4.5%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 6.6%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 26.9%
Some college, no degree 26.6%
Associate's degree 6.4%
Bachelor's degree 19.5%
Graduate or professional degree 9.4%


Population of Sedgwick County Municipalities

Andale 928
Bel Aire 6,769
Bentley 530
Cheney 2,094
Clearwater 2,481
Colwich 1,327
Derby 22,158
Eastborough 773
Garden Plain 849
Goddard 4,344
Haysville 10,826
Kechi 1,909
Maize 3,420
Mount Hope 813
Mulvane 6,111
Park City 7,297
Peck Unavailable
Sedgwick 1,695
Valley Center 6,822
Viola 130
Wichita 382,368


Sedgwick County Housing and Income

Occupied housing units 191,853
Median home cost $115,200
Median monthly housing costs $815
Average household size 2.58
Median household income $49,478
Per capita Income (2011 dollars) $24,259


Sedgwick County Employment Profile

Civilian population age 16 and older 380,222
Civilian employed population age 16 and older 235,808
Unemployment rate 9.8%


Sedgwick County Occupation Profile

Computer, engineering and science 13,208
Education, legal, community service, arts and media 23,002
Healthcare practitioners and technical 13,745
Management, business and financial 30,861
Natural resources, construction and maintenance 24,718
Production, transportation and moving 31,305
Sales and office 59,219
Service (healthcare support, protective services, food preparation and serving, cleaning and maintenance, personal care services) 39,750


Sedgwick County Climate

Average number of sunny days 225
Average high temperature, July 93
Average low temperature, January 20.2
Average rainfall 30.7"
Average snowfall 14"