Introduction to Hutchinson, Kansas

Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno county, is located 41 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas. There are 40,787 residents in the city.

Hutchinson History

Hutchinson was founded in the year 1871 when C.C. Hutchinson got into a contract with the Santa Fe Railway, to set up a town at the railroad crossing of Arkansas River. Initially it was known as Temperance City. The city was incorporated in the year 1872. The city faced one of the greatest disasters, on January 17, 2001, when compressed natural gas leaked from Yaggy storage field.

Hutchinson and nearby Attractions

  • Reno County Historical Society
  • Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center
  • Hutchinson Art Center
  • Harvey County Historical Society Museum
  • Skateland Family Fun Center

Things To Do In Hutchinson

Tourists who are interested in recreational activities may visit the Cheney State Park, Martinez Sunflower Trail, and Carey Park. They can also take a trip to the Kansas Kids Museum. The Panorama Lake is a beautiful water reservoir in the city. The city celebrates several local festivals including the HutchFest, Salt Fest, and the Reno County Fair every year.

Hutchinson Transportation

Hutchinson Muni Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Hutchinson Higher Education

Hutchinson Community College, Sidneys Hair Dressing College, and Wichita State University provides higher educational opportunities.


Total Population 41,808
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 18,657
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 48.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,654
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,200
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,036


Median Family Income $56,573
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $667
Median House Value $91,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 14.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hutchinson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Reno
Standard Zip Codes 67501, 67502, 67505
P.O. Box Zip Codes 67504
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.06
Longitude -97.929

Hutchinson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Station NEWTON 2 SW
Distance 30.7 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
Distance 39.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hutchinson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Medora (67502)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buhler 1,400 $63,250
Burrton 1,046 $54,643
Haven 1,243 $56,477
Nickerson 1,181 $47,708
Partridge 265 $58,036

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hutchinson Public Libraries

Hutchinson Public Library
901 N MAIN
Hutchinson, Kansas
(620) 663-5441

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Hutchinson Hospitals

(Government - Federal)
1701 E 23RD ST
(620) 665-2001
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hutchinson High Schools

Serves 1,612 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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