Valley Center, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 7,011 (90% urban, 10% rural). Population change since 2000: +43.6%
Males: 3,665  (52.3%)
Females: 3,346  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  34.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67147.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,372 (it was $50,683 in 2000)
Valley Center:

$51,372
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,694 (it was $20,259 in 2000)

Valley Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $136,288 (it was $87,400 in 2000)
Valley Center:

$136,288
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $125,767; Detached houses: $128,766; Townhouses or other attached units: $57,179; In 2-unit structures: $119,841; Mobile homes: $52,871

Median gross rent in 2012: $716.

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Valley Center races chart
  • White alone - 6,196 (90.8%)
  • Hispanic - 235 (3.4%)
  • Two or more races - 124 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 87 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 80 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 45 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Valley Center: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.8%), Irish (20.6%), United States (10.2%), English (5.9%), French (2.8%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1345 feet

Land area: 3.33 square miles.

Population density: 2,102 people per square mile   (low).

Valley Center,KS real estate house value index trend

Valley Center, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Valley Center:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Valley Center city:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.3%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Valley Center, Kansas as of March 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Valley Center to the number of sex offenders is 6,965 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,093 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,670 (1.7%)

Valley Center satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.83 N, Longitude: 97.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 316

Valley Center household income distribution Valley Center home values distribution

Property values in Valley Center, KS


Crime rates in Valley Center by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2013001301
per 100,000 40.50.019.355.70.00.015.644.10.014.5
Robberies 0000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.014.60.0
Assaults 34989561087
per 100,000 60.879.6173.4148.5162.282.793.8147.1116.5101.5
Burglaries 17231920131416242440
per 100,000 344.6458.0366.1371.3234.4231.6250.2353.0349.6580.0
Thefts 90118103118868494958090
per 100,000 1824.42349.71984.62190.51550.41389.81470.11397.31165.31305.1
Auto thefts 5933387788
per 100,000 101.4179.257.855.754.1132.4109.5103.0116.5116.0
Arson 0122004013
per 100,000 0.019.938.537.10.00.062.60.014.643.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 155.9162.7166.3200.2119.9103.0121.1159.8112.5139.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Valley Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.89
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Valley Center: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Valley Center, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 near Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 205.0 miles away from Valley Center center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 383.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from Valley Center center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sedgwick County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 128. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

128
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.248. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.52
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.1%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 77.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Valley Center, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Valley Center travel time to work - commute Valley Center mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.67%
Here: 46.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents29.6%15.1%12.8%7.2%3.6%
Congregations8.2%10.2%12.2%4.3%2.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.4%2.7%2.6%2.2%20.8%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.6%4.3%44.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 63
Sedgwick County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This 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
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 7$29,908$51,27110$3,443
Judicial and Legal 1$2,964$35,5683$2,500
Police Protection - Officers 13$45,267$41,7855$2,285
Firefighters 3$8,679$34,7160$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,422$37,2660$0
Sewerage 3$9,278$37,1120$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,807$35,4212$2,006
Water Supply 7$23,157$39,6981$673
Totals for Government 42$143,482$40,99521$10,907

Valley Center government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $528,000 ($75.31)
    General - Other: $508,000 ($72.46)
    Sewerage: $311,000 ($44.36)
    Police Protection: $298,000 ($42.50)
    Regular Highways: $269,000 ($38.37)
    Central Staff Services: $126,000 ($17.97)
    Libraries: $94,000 ($13.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $88,000 ($12.55)
    Fire Protection: $77,000 ($10.98)
    General Public Buildings: $72,000 ($10.27)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $342,000 ($48.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $24,000 ($3.42)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($3.00)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($2.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($2.42)
    Central Staff: $11,000 ($1.57)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($1.43)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($1.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,043,000 ($148.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($17.26)

Valley Center government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $618,000 ($88.15)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.57)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $499,000 ($71.17)
    Highways: $62,000 ($8.84)
    All Other: $8,000 ($1.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $433,000 ($61.76)
    Interest Earnings: $75,000 ($10.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $70,000 ($9.98)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $794,000 ($113.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $138,000 ($19.68)
    General Support: $70,000 ($9.98)
  • Tax - Property: $922,000 ($131.51)
    Public Utilities: $223,000 ($31.81)
    NEC: $33,000 ($4.71)

Valley Center government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,099,000 ($442.02)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,630,000 ($945.66)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $4,044,000 ($576.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $8,089,000 ($1153.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,984,000 ($425.62)
    Other, NEC: $2,080,000 ($296.68)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $505,000 ($72.03)
    Water Utilities: $115,000 ($16.40)

Valley Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $770,000 ($109.83)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $328,000 ($46.78)

4.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.23%
Kansas average:

6.43%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($686 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.07%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Butler County, KS  0.45% ($42,933 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.15% ($35,722)
from Harvey County, KS  0.15% ($33,578)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Kansas average:

6.89%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($628 average AGI)
Sedgwick County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Butler County, KS  0.44% ($47,043 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.16% ($42,914)
to Harvey County, KS  0.12% ($36,327)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Valley Center, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 159
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 265
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

Valley Center fatal accident list:

Feb 22, 2005 11:36 AM, Meridian, Allen, 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
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 32 meters (105ft)
Total costs: $3,113,000
Total average daily traffic: 18,754
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,013
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 23,560

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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
  • Kechi MW, N Hillside St (Lat: 37.857222 Lon: -97.298639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WPGS445
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2005, Expiration Date: 03/07/2015
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4568, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • TOWER RTU, Tower Rtu - E 85th Street N (Lat: 37.840000 Lon: -97.326389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPWJ311
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2012, Expiration Date: 11/26/2022, Certifier: Ken Thornton
    Registrant: Micro-Comm, Inc., 15895 S. Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66062, Phone: (913) 390-4500, Fax: (913) 390-4550, Email:
  • 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, 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: 12/29/2010, Expiration Date: 12/29/2020, Certifier: Rick White
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (262) 249-2344

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • VALLEY CENTER, On Rte 1 (Lat: 37.875833 Lon: -97.390861), Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WML671
    Assigned Frequencies: 2124.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • WICHITA, 5013 E. 101st N Rt 2 (Wichita #9215) (Lat: 37.867694 Lon: -97.278139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 92 m, Overall height: 93.6 m, Call Sign: WQIT668
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2008, Expiration Date: 05/12/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • Valley Center, 10561n. West (Lat: 37.875778 Lon: -97.390889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 46.9 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WQIU271
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2008, Expiration Date: 05/13/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • WT73XC207, 220 South Cedar (Ks10872-A) (Lat: 37.829611 Lon: -97.377806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 56.7 m, Call Sign: WQQY916
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/28/2013, Expiration Date: 03/28/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

63 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 126
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 31

Incident types - Valley Center

See full 2006 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
Businesses in Valley Center, KS
NameCountNameCount
H&R Block1Subway1
Kroger1True Value1
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1
SONIC Drive-In1

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