Valley Falls, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Valley Falls, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Valley Falls had a population of 1,173 as of July 1, 2015. Valley Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Falls is located at latitude 39.3393 and longitude -95.4612 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Valley Falls (GNIS ID: 2397112) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Falls population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Valley Falls: Grass Hopper Falls, Grasshopper Falls, Sautrell Falls, Sautrelle Falls.

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Valley Falls, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,173
Population in Households 1,104
Population in Familes 941
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density1 1,530
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 440
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 315
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $86,345
Average Home Value $135,856
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,678
Average Household Income $57,704
Per Capita Income $22,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.1%
Households -0.17% 0.0%
Families 1.59% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Valley Falls, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Falls to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 181 73rd
Population Density1 # 111 84th
Diversity Index2 # 501 26th
Median Household Income # 388 42nd
Per Capita Income # 465 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.