Valley Center, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Valley Center, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Valley Center had a population of 7,392 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Valley Center, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,392
Daytime Population: Workers 1,610
Daytime Population: Residents 3,641
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,251
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 7,390
Population in Familes 6,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,056
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $60,903
Average Household Income $76,233
Per Capita Income $27,491


Total Housing Units 2,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,096 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 565 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 47 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $137,768
Average Home Value $169,099


Total Households 2,662
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,988
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.11% 0.75%
Households 0.96% 0.67%
Families 0.91% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.99%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 Density # 241 64th
Diversity Index # 177 74th
Median Household Income # 88 87th
Per Capita Income # 244 64th

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