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Wichita has been a hub of business for a long time, ever since its days as a trading post in the 1860s before its incorporation in 1870. Cattle drives would come to the area from Texas in order to get to the railroads. It soon became a central area for aircraft production starting in the 1920s. So much aircraft manufacturing occurred that it was deemed "The Air Capital of the World." This is still a large part of Wichita's economy and namesake to this day. Much of Wichita's economy is based on aircraft manufacturing, healthcare services, and oil. Koch Industries is headquartered in Wichita and is one of the largest private companies in the country. If you move here you can be rest assured you are moving to a place with many economic opportunities.



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Located along the Arkansas River is the largest city in Kansas. Wichita, Kansas, is the go-to place in the larger Wichita metropolitan area and Sedgwick County. The population is constantly growing. For example, it grew from 382,368 to 388,413 from 2010 to 2014. Many people find their homes here. Residential areas in Wichita include Riverside, which is across the river and College Hill, which is east of downtown and is a historical neighborhood. Old Town has mixed neighborhoods to live in.
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