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Wichita also known as the Air Capital of the World, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas,
as well as a major aircraft manufacturing hub and cultural center.
In July of 2006, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Wichita ninth on its list of the 10 best big cities
to live in the United States.
The city is home to six major aircraft manufacturing companies and McConnell Air Force Base.
Wichita is located in South Central Kansas on the Arkansas River, and is the county seat of Sedgwick County.
It is also the home of a National Weather Service Forecast Office which serves portions of central,
south-central, and southeast Kansas.
The city's population was 344,284 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 357,698 in the year 2006,
making it the 50th largest in the United States.
The Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and
Sumner counties, has a 2007 estimated population of 596,452 persons residing in 245,159 households,
making it the 84th largest MSA in the United States.
The Wichita-Winfield Combined Statistical Area also includes Cowley County and has an estimated
population of 630,703.
Nearby Reno County is not a part of the Wichita MSA or CSA, but the Census reported a population
estimate of 63,832 in Reno County in 2003.
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