Kechi, Kansas

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Kechi, Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°47′43″N 97°16′43″W / 37.79528°N 97.27861°W / 37.79528; -97.27861Coordinates: 37°47′43″N 97°16′43″W / 37.79528°N 97.27861°W / 37.79528; -97.27861
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
Incorporated1957
Named forKichai people
Area
 • Total6.02 sq mi (15.59 km2)
 • Land5.97 sq mi (15.46 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
1,381 ft (421 m)
Population
 • Total1,909
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,995
 • Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67067
Area code316
FIPS code20-36225 [4]
GNIS ID0473859 [5]
Websitekechiks.gov

Kechi /ˈk/ is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is a suburb of Wichita. In 2010, 1,909 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County

Kechi was named after the Kichai people.[7]

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a railroad north-south from Herington through Kechi to Caldwell.[8] It closed in 1891. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway then owned it, but it closed in 1980. It reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad. It merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad. It merged again in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most people still call this railroad the "Rock Island".

The first post office in Kechi was created in 1888.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Kechi is at 37°47′43″N 97°16′43″W / 37.795228°N 97.278660°W / 37.795228; -97.278660 (37.795228, -97.278660).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 6.02 square miles (15.59 km2)>. Of that, 5.97 square miles (15.46 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960245
1970229−6.5%
198028825.8%
199051779.5%
20001,038100.8%
20101,90983.9%
Est. 20161,995[3]4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Kechi is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,909 people, 701 households, and 566 families living in Kechi.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  7. "City History". City of Kechi, Kansas. Archived from the original on 9 November 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  8. Rock Island Rail History
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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