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Overview

Introduction to Andover, Kansas

Andover, Kansas, in Butler county, is located 11 miles E of Wichita, Kansas. The city is included in the Wichita metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 6,698 people lived in Andover.

Andover History

Andover was originally named as Minneha. The area was first settled in the late 1860s. Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Waggoner purchased the land in February 1876. The first church of the city was the United Methodist Church which was established in 1873. Charles Glancey platted the town site in February 1880 and named it as Cloud City. The first post office of the area was also established in the same year. At that time, the city was served by the St. Louis - San Francisco Railroad. On June 7, 1880, the city was renamed to Andover. It was incorporated on February 4, 1957 as Hugo Epp became the first mayor.

Andover and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of World Treasures
  • El Dorado State Park
  • Andover Central Park
  • Kansas Aviation Museum
  • Exploration Place
  • Wichita - Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Andover

Andover includes several parks including the Andover Heights Mini Park, Andover Central Park, Williamsburg Neighborhood Park, 13th Street Sports Park, and Andover Village Mini Park. Golf lovers can spend their free hours at the Andover Municipal Golf Course and Cedar Pines Golf Course. One can also shop at the Meadow Plaza Shopping Center. The city is also home to Saint Vincent de Paul Church and Andover Church. In addition, it also hosts events like Andover Spring Festival and Greater Andover Days every year.

Andover Transportation

Flights can be availed from Wichita Mid - Continent Airport.

Andover Higher Education

Friends University, Wichita State University, and Butler County Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 12,113
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 7.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,266
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.8%
Median Earnings25+ $50,388
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,143

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,902
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,036
Median House Value $170,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 10.3%

Andover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles E of Wichita, Kansas
County Butler
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67002
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.713
Longitude -97.136

Andover Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station NEWTON 2 SW
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station WINFIELD NO. 1
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Augusta 9,239 $59,293
Bel Aire 6,923 $84,653
Benton 1,013 $54,286
Eastborough 728 $158,750
Kechi 2,291 $95,298

Andover Public Libraries

Library
Andover Public Library
937 N ANDOVER RD
Andover, Kansas
(316) 733-4599

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Andover High Schools

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ANDOVER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
603 E. CENTRAL
316-266-8800
Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

ANDOVER HIGH
1744 N ANDOVER RD
316-733-1335
Serves 502 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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