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Wichita
Wichita
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Wichita ( WITCH-i-taw) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area whose estimated population in 2015 was 644,610. As of 2017, the city of Wichita had an estimated population of 391,586. The city began as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail in the 1860s and was incorporated in 1870. It subsequently became a destination for cattle drives north from Texas to railroads, earning it the nickname "Cowtown". In the 1920s and 1930s, businessmen and aeronautical engineers established aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita including Beechcraft, Cessna, and Stearman Aircraft. The city transformed into a hub of U.S. aircraft production and became known as "The Air Capital of the World". Textron Aviation, Learjet, Airbus and Spirit AeroSystems continue to operate design and manufacturing facilities in Wichita, and the city remains a major center of the U.S. aircraft industry. Wichita is also home to McConnell Air Force Base. As an industrial hub and the largest city in the state, Wichita is an area center of culture, media, and trade. It hosts several large museums, theaters, parks, and entertainment venues, notably Intrust Bank Arena. Wichita State University is the third largest in the state. Wichita is also home to the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center and Kansas's largest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

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They allow you to make your own money at sertain jobs at the age of some people want younger people because they are sometimes more energetic and mostlikley ready to learn anything
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Limited age-friendly work possibilities.
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I have ran into problems with age discrimination.
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Wichita, KS has numerous employment options for seniors and many community resources for seniors.

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How did Kansas earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Kansas has a state sales tax of 6.50%. Of particular interest is that Kansas does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Kansas has an effective property tax rate of 1.40%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Kansas earned its state tax grade of D+.

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