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Overview

Introduction to Mulvane, Kansas

Mulvane, Kansas, in Sedgwick county, is located 15 miles S of Wichita, Kansas. The city is considered part of the Wichita metropolitan area.

Mulvane History

Mulvane was founded in the year 1879 at the intersection of five Santa Fe rail lines. The City is located in the Summer County in the Wichita metro area. The city of Mulvane was named after Joab R. Mulvane who came to Kansas City in the year 1876. He left a lasting impression in the history of Mulvane as he developed business in this area by bringing shipping logistics and by building several rail roads. In fact, Mr. Mulvane was responsible for the developing the Junction City.

Mulvane and nearby Attractions

  • El Dorado State Park
  • Wichita - Sedgwick County Historical Museum
  • Harvey County Historical Society Museum
  • Cobb Family Park
  • MacDonald Golf Course

Things To Do In Mulvane

During your stay in Mulvane, you can enjoy camping, fishing and boating at the El Dorado State Park. To learn more about the city’s history, tourists can visit the Harvey County Historical Society Museum. The MacDonald’s Golf Course lays natural rolling green meadow for the tourists to take a stroll. Mulvane also organizes various recreational programs and events throughout the year.

Mulvane Transportation

Air transport can be availed from Wichita Mid - Continent Airport.

Mulvane Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through Wichita State University, Newman University, Southwestern College, and Friends University.

People

Total Population 5,607
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,834
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 58.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,315
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $734
Median House Value $125,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 14.2%

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

Mulvane Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 15 miles S of Wichita, Kansas
County Sedgwick
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67110
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.48
Longitude -97.24

Mulvane 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 15.8 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 NORWICH
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station NEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance 42.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belle Plaine 1,706 $55,724
Derby 23,731 $79,502
Douglass 1,895 $62,098
Haysville 11,234 $60,261
Rose Hill 3,961 $77,819

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

Mulvane Public Libraries

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Mulvane Public Library
101 EAST MAIN
Mulvane, Kansas
(316) 777-1211

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Mulvane High Schools

MULVANE HIGH
1900 N ROCK ROAD
316-777-1183
Serves 628 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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