Wichita, also known as “The Air Capital of the World,” resides in Sedgwick County and is located in south central Kansas along the Arkansas River. In the summer, temperatures range from 69-92 degrees and in the winter they range from 20-40 degrees.
The city has a population of about 361,420 in a 138.9 square mile area. The demographics for Wichita are; 75.20% Caucasian; 15.62% African American; 1.16% Native American; 3.96% Asian; 5.10% Mixed.
The economy for Wichita is mostly based upon the aircraft industry. The largest employers in the city are Cessna Aircraft Company, Spirit Aerosystems and Hawker Beechcraft.
The downtown area has a number of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shops and apartments. Riverside and College Hill are two of the most notable residential areas located in Wichita.
Wichita is the cultural center for the state of Kansas and is home for several museums and various performing arts groups. The Wichita Art Museum, the largest in the state, contains over 7000 permanent works of art. There are also a number of festivals, river events, parades, block parties and fireworks displays.