Valley Center, KS

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Valley Center Profile


Overview

Valley Center is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 7,325 people and just one neighborhood, Valley Center is the 49th largest community in Kansas.

Valley Center real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Valley Center house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Valley Center is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valley Center is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Valley Center who work in management occupations (12.58%), sales jobs (10.99%), and office and administrative support (10.76%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Valley Center is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Valley Center really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Valley Center perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Being a small city, Valley Center does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Valley Center Demographics

The education level of Valley Center citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.19% of adults in Valley Center have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Valley Center in 2018 was $28,639, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,556 for a family of four. However, Valley Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Valley Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valley Center residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Valley Center include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Valley Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Valley Center, KS HOMES

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TYPE OF Valley Center, KS HOMES

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SIZE OF Valley Center, KS HOMES

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SIZE OF Valley Center, KS HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Occupations

 

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (top 20)

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Education

 

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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National Median: 4
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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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1 in 243

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Valley Center VIOLENT CRIMES

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
Burglary
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Motor Vehicle
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100 is safest

100 is safest

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

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Valley Center Property CRIMES

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National Median: 28.3
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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to KS* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Bentley Primary School
221 N Phelps
Bentley, KS 67016
PK-03
Halstead Middle School
221 West 6th Street
Halstead, KS 67056
04-08
Halstead High School
521 West 6th Street
Halstead, KS 67056
09-12
R L Wright Elem School
400 W 4th
Sedgwick, KS 67135
PK-06
Sedgwick High School
400 W 4th
Sedgwick, KS 67135
07-12
Wheatland Elem School
800 Meadow
Valley Center, KS 67147
KG-03
Abilene Elem School
522 N Abilene
Valley Center, KS 67147
PK-03
West Elem School
501 N Sheridan
Valley Center, KS 67147
KG-03
Valley Center Middle School
800 N. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
06-08
Valley Center High School
9600 N. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
09-12
Valley Center Intermediate School
737 N. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
04-05
The Learning Center School
426 S. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 3 districts:

VALLEY CENTER PUB SCH


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Kansas

(10 is best)

Better than of KS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 39.5% 46.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 27.3% 36.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 12.2% 9.9%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
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Staff
General Administration
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Transportation
Other
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Non-instructional Expenditures
Total Expenditures

HALSTEAD


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Kansas

(10 is best)

Better than of KS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 44.4% 46.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 28.5% 36.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 15.9% 9.9%

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
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Total Expenditures

SEDGWICK PUBLIC SCHOOLS


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Kansas

(10 is best)

Better than of KS school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 37.8% 46.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 23.9% 36.2%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 13.9% 9.9%

Educational Expenditures

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