Introduction to Pratt, Kansas

Pratt, Kansas, in Pratt county, is 76 miles W of Wichita, Kansas. As of the year 2000 census, 6,570 people lived in Pratt.

Pratt History

Pratt is in Pratt County, which was founded on February 26, 1867. Pratt was named in honor of Caleb S. Pratt, who was a Bostonian and a 2nd Lieutenant for the Union at the time of Civil War. Previously, the area was a hunting ground for the Kiowa Indians.

Pratt and nearby Attractions

  • Rock Island Park
  • Pratt County Historical Museum
  • Carry Nation Home
  • Lemon Park

Things To Do In Pratt

Tourists in Pratt can visit several parks such as the Lemon Park, Rock Island Park, and Sixth Street Park. Pratt County Historical Museum is also worth visiting. Carry Nation Home is another historical site where you can spend leisure hours. Golf lovers can spend their free hours at the Park Hills Country Club.

Pratt Transportation

Great Bend Municipal Airport is the nearest airport.

Pratt Higher Education

Pratt Community College is located in Pratt. Other higher education institutes that are nearby Pratt include Barton County Community College, Hutchinson Community College, Fort Hays State University, and Wichita State University.


Total Population 6,889
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,217
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.1%
Median Earnings25+ $30,551
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,188


Median Family Income $58,929
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $80,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 13.1%

Pratt Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 76 miles W of Wichita, Kansas
County Pratt
Standard Zip Codes 67124
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.643
Longitude -98.737

Pratt Climate

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

Station PRATT 4 W
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 94 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 27.8 inches
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 94 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Distance 41.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coats 159 $31,250
Cunningham 374 $50,500
Haviland 769 $43,438
Iuka 211 $71,875

Pratt Public Libraries

Pratt Public Library
Pratt, Kansas
(620) 672-3041

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Pratt Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(620) 450-1160
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.1

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