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The Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is an area consisting of four counties in south central Kansas, anchored by the city of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 623,061 and the Combined Statistical area with the Winfield Micropolitan area had 659,372. With the addition of the population of the directly adjacent Hutchinson Micropolitan Statistical Area the 2010 population of the greater Wichita area would be 723,883. It is the largest metropolitan area anchored in the state of Kansas.
Populations are from the 2010 census.
As of the census of 2000, there were 571,166 people, 220,440 households, and 149,768families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 82.36% White, 7.51% African American, 1.06% Native American, 2.73% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.67% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.23% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $42,070, and the median income for a family was $50,202. Males had a median income of $37,025 versus $24,444 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,519.
The Wichita–Winfield Combined Statistical Area is made up of five counties in south central Kansas. The statistical area includes one metropolitan area and one micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 607,457 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 646,317).