Sedgwick County is located in south central Kansas and is the second most populated county in the state. It encompasses an area of 1,008 square miles with a population of over 450,000.
There are 20 cities within Sedgwick County, and Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, is the Sedgwick County seat. Sedgwick County is home to a number of industries, the most notable of which are aviation-related and have earned the community the title of "Air Capital of the World." Combined, Cessna, Raytheon, and Bombardier Aerospace supply more than half of the world's general aviation and military aircraft. And, the Boeing Company produces two-thirds of the world's commercial airliners. Other industries located in Sedgwick County include Koch Industries, The Coleman Company, Vulcan Chemicals, Via Christi Regional Medical Center, and Wesley Medical Center. Since 1954, McConnell Air Force Base has been a vital part of the Wichita community. McConnell AFB is home to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing of the Air Mobility Command, the 931st Air Refueling Group of the Air Force Reserve and 184th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard.
Sedgwick County is conveniently located in the center of the country where prices for food, entertainment and hotel rooms remain affordable. Major highways, including the Kansas Turnpike and Interstate I-35, link the community to other mid-western cities including Denver to the west, Kansas City to the northeast and Oklahoma City and Dallas to the southeast.