Valley Center, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 7,325 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: +50.0%
Males: 3,626  (49.5%)
Females: 3,699  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67147.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $74,818 (it was $50,683 in 2000)
Valley Center:

$74,818
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,024 (it was $20,259 in 2000)

Valley Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $160,094 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Valley Center:

$160,094
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $182,491; detached houses: $182,801; mobile homes: $40,629

Median gross rent in 2019: $966.

March 2019 cost of living index in Valley Center: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.2%
(2.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Valley Center, KS (2019)
    • 6,40388.8%White alone
    • 3935.4%Two or more races
    • 2743.8%Hispanic
    • 721.0%Black alone
    • 490.7%Asian alone
    • 50.07%American Indian alone

Races in Valley Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Valley Center, Kansas as of May 12, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Valley Center is 719 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Valley Center by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
3
(44.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
3
(42.8)
2
(28.3)
5
(70.3)
1
(13.7)
4
(53.8)
3
(40.7)
4
(54.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(41.1)
1
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(162.2)
5
(82.7)
6
(93.8)
10
(147.1)
8
(116.5)
7
(101.5)
12
(171.2)
3
(42.5)
4
(56.2)
9
(123.3)
6
(80.7)
3
(40.7)
2
(27.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(234.4)
14
(231.6)
16
(250.2)
24
(353.0)
24
(349.6)
40
(580.0)
11
(156.9)
9
(127.6)
14
(196.8)
11
(150.6)
15
(201.9)
14
(190.0)
8
(108.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
86
(1,550)
84
(1,390)
94
(1,470)
95
(1,397)
80
(1,165)
90
(1,305)
69
(984.4)
91
(1,290)
56
(787.3)
87
(1,191)
66
(888.2)
60
(814.1)
28
(379.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(54.1)
8
(132.4)
7
(109.5)
7
(103.0)
8
(116.5)
8
(116.0)
2
(28.5)
6
(85.0)
1
(14.1)
4
(54.8)
23
(309.5)
9
(122.1)
2
(27.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(62.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
3
(43.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.3)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index115.298.9116.4153.6108.1134.0121.1102.7113.9110.5137.796.373.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Valley Center, KS

Crime rate in Valley Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Kansas average:

2.41
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), American (9.9%), Irish (4.9%), English (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), European (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1345 feet

Land area: 3.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,196 people per square mile   (low).

Valley Center, Kansas map

78 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.1%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,398 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,939 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (9.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (349.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Park City, KS (1.8 miles ),
Kechi, KS (2.3 miles ),
Maize, KS (2.6 miles ),
Sedgwick, KS (2.6 miles ),
Bel Aire, KS (2.7 miles ),
Bentley, KS (3.0 miles ),
Wichita, KS (3.1 miles ),
Colwich, KS (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.83 N, Longitude: 97.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 316

Distribution of median household income in Valley Center, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Valley Center, KS in 2019

Property values in Valley Center, KS

Valley Center satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2002: 43 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2003: 53 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2006: 59 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2008: 33 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $128,700
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $251,400
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $221,300
  • 2018: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2019: 22 buildings, average cost: $236,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Valley Center, KS residents
Average permit cost in Valley Center, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.6%
Kansas:

5.3%
Historical population in Valley Center, KS
Historical housing units in Valley Center, KS
Most common industries in Valley Center, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.1%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (22.0%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Valley Center, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Engineers (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.8%)

Average climate in Valley Center, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Valley Center, Kansas average temperatures Valley Center, Kansas average precipitation Valley Center, Kansas humidity Valley Center, Kansas wind speed Valley Center, Kansas snowfall Valley Center, Kansas sunshine Valley Center, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Valley Center, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.2. This is about average.

City:

67.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.252. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.252
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.16. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.14. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.14
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.1
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Valley Center-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 22.4 miles away from the Valley Center city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 tornado 24.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Valley Center-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 803% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 162.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 131.0 miles away from Valley Center center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 35.6 miles away from Valley Center center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sedgwick County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Valley Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Valley Center:

  • ANGELS CARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • PIROTTE HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • SEDGWICK HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SEDGWICK, KS)
  • CATHOLIC CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BEL AIRE, KS)
  • NORTH TOWNE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • CPC GREAT PLAINS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WICHITA, KS)
  • SAINT RAPHAEL HOME CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; WICHITA, KS)

Airports located in Valley Center:

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Amtrak station near Valley Center:

  • 16 miles: NEWTON (5TH & MAIN STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valley Center:

  • Wichita State University (about 9 miles; Wichita, KS; Full-time enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 10 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Friends University (about 11 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 11 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 12 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Butler Community College (about 27 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 35 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)

Public high school in Valley Center:

Public elementary/middle schools in Valley Center:

See full list of schools located in Valley Center

Library in Valley Center:

  • EDNA BUSCHOW MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $264,031; Location: 321 WEST 1ST ST.; 63,232 books; 874 audio materials; 628 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 111 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Valley Center: Valley Center Industrial Park (A), Valley Center Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Valley Center Police Department (C), Edna Buschow Memorial Library Valley Center (D), Valley Center Fire Department (E), Valley Center City Hall (F), Valley Center Cultural and Historical Museum (G), New Hope Nursing Home (H), Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Service Post 45 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trails View Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Valley Center Chamber of Commerce (214 West Main Street), Greyhound Park Racetrack (1500 East 77th Street North).

Sedgwick County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Valley Center and their reported violations in the past:

NORTH STAR RV PARK AND MOBILE HOME COMM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.8 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

75.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
88 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Arena or stadium:
  • Britt Brown Arena. Capacity: 12,000.

Banks with branches in Valley Center (2011 data):

  • The Halstead Bank: Valley Center Branch at 101 West Industrial, branch established on 2002/06/03. Info updated 2009/04/03: Bank assets: $76.5 mil, Deposits: $67.3 mil, headquarters in Halstead, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Williams Holding Company, Inc.
  • Emprise Bank: Valley Center Branch at 100 North Meridian, branch established on 1989/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/13: Bank assets: $1,461.9 mil, Deposits: $1,282.4 mil, headquarters in Wichita, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Emprise Financial Corporation
  • Intrust Bank, National Association: Valley Center Branch at 142 North Ash Street, branch established on 1954/10/04. Info updated 2007/03/28: Bank assets: $4,066.0 mil, Deposits: $3,310.3 mil, headquarters in Wichita, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 48 total offices, Holding Company: Intrust Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Valley Center:

Marital status in Valley Center, KS
  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Valley Center:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 39.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Valley Center
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Valley Center, KS (based on Sedgwick County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant104,418317
Catholic74,60032
Mainline Protestant49,200118
Other13,53247
Black Protestant11,31228
Orthodox1,3614
None243,942-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Here:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Sedgwick County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Sedgwick County:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 113
Sedgwick County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 306
This county:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sedgwick County:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sedgwick County:

28.3%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Valley Center:

51.7%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Valley Center:

49.5%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Valley Center:

28.6
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Valley Center:

20.8%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.7%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Valley Center:

34.9%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Valley Center:

58.8%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Valley Center:

79.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Valley Center, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$72,673$48,4490$0
Water Supply 6$23,210$46,4200$0
Parks and Recreation 5$18,142$43,5410$0
Streets and Highways 5$17,296$41,5100$0
Financial Administration 5$20,392$48,9410$0
Firefighters 4$18,108$54,3241$47
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$11,891$47,5640$0
Other Government Administration 3$10,513$42,0529$450
Sewerage 2$8,337$50,0220$0
Police - Other 1$3,860$46,3201$104
Judicial and Legal 1$3,488$41,8560$0
Totals for Government 53$207,909$47,07411$601

Valley Center government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,629,000 ($904.98)
    Regular Highways: $449,000 ($61.30)
    Water Utilities: $125,000 ($17.06)
    Sewerage: $75,000 ($10.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($4.51)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($1.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($1.50)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($1.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,275,000 ($174.06)
    Police Protection: $798,000 ($108.94)
    Sewerage: $789,000 ($107.71)
    Financial Administration: $610,000 ($83.28)
    Regular Highways: $405,000 ($55.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $389,000 ($53.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $358,000 ($48.87)
    Libraries: $229,000 ($31.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $199,000 ($27.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $126,000 ($17.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $117,000 ($15.97)
    Natural Resources - Other: $60,000 ($8.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $529,000 ($72.22)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $164,000 ($22.39)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,111,000 ($288.19)

Valley Center government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,125,000 ($153.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $419,000 ($57.20)
    Other: $213,000 ($29.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000 ($1.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $81,000 ($11.06)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $911,000 ($124.37)
    General Revenue - Other: $307,000 ($41.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $144,000 ($19.66)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,700,000 ($232.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $175,000 ($23.89)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($2.18)
  • Tax - Property: $2,618,000 ($357.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,257,000 ($171.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $574,000 ($78.36)
    Motor Vehicle License: $368,000 ($50.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $102,000 ($13.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.14)

Valley Center government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,457,000 ($3475.36)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,437,000 ($3472.63)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,523,000 ($344.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,523,000 ($344.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($2.73)

Valley Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,439,000 ($879.04)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,994,000 ($681.77)

4.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Kansas average:

6.44%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($794 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.06%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Butler County, KS  0.47% ($53,410 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.15% ($40,222)
from Reno County, KS  0.14% ($45,187)


5.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Kansas average:

7.12%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($749 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Butler County, KS  0.44% ($62,716 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.19% ($66,862)
to Harvey County, KS  0.13% ($38,659)
Businesses in Valley Center, KS
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Kroger1True Value1
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1

Strongest AM radio stations in Valley Center:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNSS (1240 AM; 1 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSGL (900 AM; 0 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJRG (950 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, KS)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Valley Center:

  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCFN (91.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • K218DR (91.5 FM; BELLAIRE, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KDGS (93.9 FM; ANDOVER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFXJ (104.5 FM; AUGUSTA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KYFW (88.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KANR (92.7 FM; BELLE PLAINE, KS; Owner: DANIEL D. SMITH)

TV broadcast stations around Valley Center:

  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
  • KFVT-LP (Channel 40; WICHITA, KS; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K59DA (Channel 59; WICHITA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15DD (Channel 15; WICHITA, KS; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
Valley Center fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Valley Center fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 2018 01:38 PM, N Ridge Rd W, Lat: 37.845714, Lon: -97.426936, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Dec 14, 2018 01:23 PM, N Webb Rd, Lat: 37.847506, Lon: -97.225714, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 17, 2014 08:10 PM, N Broadway Street, Lat: 37.865481, Lon: -97.335681, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 19, 2012 02:29 AM, Meridian Street, Lat: 37.830386, Lon: -97.372003, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 22, 2005 11:36 AM, Meridian, Allen, Lat: 37.830180, Lon: -97.372020, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jul 19, 2000 06:45 PM, Cr-69th North, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 262ft / 80.3mTotal length
  • $1,905,000Total costs
  • 31,212Total average daily traffic
  • 1,675Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,217Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Valley Center, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Valley Center, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valley Center)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 2 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 37.794167 Lon: -97.373111), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNKY486, Licensee ID: L00126810,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.825 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/1997, Expiration Date: 12/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 08/09/2002, Registrant: Jayhawk Pipeline L L C, Mcpherson, KS 67460, Phone: (316) 938-2488
  • 8103 Se 96th St (Lat: 38.916667 Lon: -97.208639), Call Sign: WPZK626,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.635 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2004, Expiration Date: 01/30/2014, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2014, Certifier: Doug Entz, Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:
  • 9600 N. Meridian Ave. (Lat: 37.854944 Lon: -97.371028), Type: Mast, Structure height: 13.4 m, Overall height: 14.9 m, Call Sign: WQND500,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 10/17/2020, Expiration Date: 12/29/2030, Certifier: Rick White, Registrant: Usd 262, 143 S. Meridian, Valley Center, KS 67147, Phone: (316) 755-7000
  • 3501 E 101st St N (Lat: 37.870472 Lon: -97.284694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3.1 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WQVS888,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 05/04/2015, Expiration Date: 05/04/2025, Certifier: Terry L Kelley, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 176 West Logan St Suite 227, Noblesville, IN 46060, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valley Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

74 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Valley Center)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$84,1101$89,6902$151,085
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$01$93,140
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$81,710
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$68,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2003 2002

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valley Center, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Valley Center, KS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 90. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 126 took place in 2006, and the least - 54 in 2010. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Valley Center, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (69.6%), and Structure Fires (16.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Valley Center, KS
    • 1,07069.6%Outside Fires
    • 25716.7%Structure Fires
    • 17911.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 322.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valley Center, KS
Most common first names in Valley Center, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3271.8 years
Mary3082.1 years
John2574.3 years
Charles2374.1 years
George1979.3 years
William1778.4 years
Ruth1680.8 years
Dorothy1579.1 years
Robert1470.5 years
Frank1180.8 years
Most common last names in Valley Center, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2677.3 years
Wilson1480.8 years
Brown1374.4 years
Jones1373.9 years
Wright1380.8 years
Smith1180.7 years
Thompson979.5 years
Berry981.3 years
Johnson876.6 years
Lewis881.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Valley Center, KS
  • 60.6%Utility gas
  • 29.9%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Valley Center, KS
  • 53.2%Electricity
  • 46.8%Utility gas


Valley Center compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Valley Center on our top lists:

  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other nonhousehold living situations (population 1,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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  • Darran Matthew Headley (7)
  • Daniel D. Rohrback (6)
  • Robert P. Barden (4)
  • Matthew L. Brunett (4)
  • Lyle Suhr (3)
  • John Trevor Bailey (3)
  • Derek J. Vote (3)
  • Timothy J. Malone (2)
  • Paul L. Riemann (2)

Total of 63 patent applications in 2008-2021.