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Overview

Introduction to Wellington, Kansas

Wellington, Kansas, in Sumner county, is located 29 miles S of Wichita, Kansas.

Wellington History

Wellington was surveyed in 1871 and was named in honor of the Duke of Wellington. In the early economy of Wellington, trading with the cattle herds was an important factor. In 1872, Wellington became the permanent seat of Sumner County, which was founded on December 20, 1870.

Wellington and nearby Attractions

  • Woods Park
  • Chisholm Trail Museum
  • Wellington Golf Course
  • Sellers Park

Things To Do In Wellington

While in the city, golf lovers can visit the Wellington Golf Course. The Chisholm Trail Museum is another notable place where tourists flock to. Woods Park and Sellers Park also offer a wide variety of recreational facilities. One can also enjoy a walk by the scenic Wellington Lake. The City of Wellington also hosts the Wheat Fest during the month of July every year.

Wellington Transportation

Hutchinson Municipal Airport offers air transportation services.

Wellington Higher Education

Colleges and universities such as Friends University, Wichita State University, Cowley County Community College, and Butler County Community College provide facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 7,997
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,599
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,676
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $646
Median House Value $72,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 11.2%

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

Wellington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles S of Wichita, Kansas
County Sumner
Standard Zip Codes 67152
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.265
Longitude -97.371

Wellington 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 WELLINGTON
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance 26.8 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 NEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance 31.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Riverdale (67152)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belle Plaine 1,706 $55,724
Geuda Springs 193 $42,750
Mulvane 5,607 $78,315
Oxford 1,135 $73,929

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

Wellington Public Libraries

Library
Wellington Public
121 WEST 7TH
Wellington, Kansas
(620) 326-2011

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Wellington Hospitals

SUMNER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
1323 NORTH A ST
(620) 399-1298
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wellington High Schools

WELLINGTON HIGH
605 NORTH A
620-326-4310
Serves 419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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