Valley Center, Kansas

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Valley Center, Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°49′47″N 97°22′10″W / 37.82972°N 97.36944°W / 37.82972; -97.36944Coordinates: 37°49′47″N 97°22′10″W / 37.82972°N 97.36944°W / 37.82972; -97.36944
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
Incorporated1885
Government
 • MayorLaurie Dove
Area
 • Total6.95 sq mi (18.00 km2)
 • Land6.95 sq mi (18.00 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,345 ft (410 m)
Population
 • Total6,822
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
7,343
 • Density980/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67147
Area code316
FIPS code20-73250
GNIS ID0473852[4]
Websitevalleycenterks.org

Valley Center is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is a suburb of Wichita. In 2010, 6,822 people lived there.[5]

History[change | change source]

Valley Center was incorporated on September 29, 1885.[6] It was named for its place in the valley of the Arkansas River.[7]

Geography[change | change source]

Valley Center is at 37°49′47″N 97°22′10″W / 37.82972°N 97.36944°W / 37.82972; -97.36944 (37.829719, -97.369341).[8] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 6.95 square miles (18.00 km2). All of it land.[1]

Valley Center is two miles west of combined Interstate 135, U.S. Route 81, and K-15.

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188071
1890167135.2%
190031286.8%
191038122.1%
192048627.6%
193089684.4%
1940700−21.9%
195085422.0%
19602,570200.9%
19702,551−0.7%
19803,30029.4%
19903,6249.8%
20004,88334.7%
20106,82239.7%
Est. 20167,343[3]50.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

Valley Center is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[2] says that there were 6,822 people, 2,484 households, and 1,862 families living in Valley Center.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  6. Valley Center City Website
  7. Bentley, Orsemus Hills (1910). History of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas: Past and Present. Windmill Publications. p. 643.
  8. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  10. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014.

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