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Valley Center, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Valley Center had a population of 7,176 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Valley Center is located at latitude 37.8327 and longitude -97.365 in Sedgwick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Valley Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sedgwick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,345 feet.

The City of Valley Center (GNIS ID: 2397111) 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.

The City of Valley Center is located within Township of Grant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sedgwick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Valley Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Valley Center, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,176
Population in Households 7,174
Population in Familes 6,293
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,025
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 2,588
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,941
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,017 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 571 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 90 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $133,111
Average Home Value $163,994


Median Household Income $59,552
Average Household Income $74,025
Per Capita Income $26,743
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.58%
Households 0.66% 0.51%
Families 0.67% 0.48%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.

Valley Center, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Valley Center to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 48 93rd
Population Density1 # 259 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 178 74th
Median Household Income # 91 87th
Per Capita Income # 219 68th

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