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People

Total Population 6,586
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,579
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $41,122
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,602
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,594

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,839
% Above Poverty Level 92.6%
% Below Poverty Level 7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $779
Median House Value $131,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 15.9%

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

Valley Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Sedgwick
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67147
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.834
Longitude -97.373

Valley Center 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 13.2 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 36.5 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 HUTCHINSON 10 SW
Distance 36.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bel Aire 7,059 $92,235
Bentley 542 $67,500
Kechi 2,180 $95,511
Maize 4,054 $68,804
Park City 7,290 $63,766

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

Valley Center Public Libraries

Library
Edna Buschow Memorial Library
321 WEST 1ST ST.
Valley Center, Kansas
(316) 755-7350
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Valley Center High Schools

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800 N MERIDIAN
316-755-7130
Serves 757 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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