Park City, Kansas

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Park City, Kansas
City
Motto: For a day, a week, a lifetime.
Location of Park City within County and State
Location of Park City within County and State
Detailed map of Park City, Kansas
Detailed map of Park City, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°47′57″N 97°19′20″W / 37.79917°N 97.32222°W / 37.79917; -97.32222Coordinates: 37°47′57″N 97°19′20″W / 37.79917°N 97.32222°W / 37.79917; -97.32222
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Government
 • Mayor Emil Bergquist (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 9.51 sq mi (24.63 km2)
 • Land 9.49 sq mi (24.58 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,368 ft (417 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 7,297
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 7,446
 • Density 768.9/sq mi (296.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 67147, 67204, 67219
Area code(s) 316
FIPS code 20-54450[4]
GNIS feature ID 0473849[5]
Website ParkCityKS.com

Park City is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297.[6]

History[edit]

The first Park City was founded in 1870. Located 14 miles (23 km) to the northwest of Wichita, it was at first a formidable rival, but it risked all on the county seat, and lost. When the railroad passed it by and came to Wichita, the town died, and its houses were removed to Wichita, Newton and Hutchinson. [7]

The current Park City began as the Park City Improvement District in 1953. The District grew from a quarter section of farmland purchased by developers into a 3,321-acre (13.44 km2) community.[8] After the approval of the Sedgwick County Board of Commissioners, Park City became a third class city on November 26, 1980. The new city held a special election on February 17, 1981, in which Raymond J. Reiss was elected mayor along with five council members to form the first governing body.[9]

Hartman Arena, a privately constructed and owned arena from local developer Wink Hartman, opened in March 2009 and serves as the home of the Wichita Wings indoor football team.[10]

Geography[edit]

Park City is located at 37°47′57″N 97°19′20″W / 37.79917°N 97.32222°W / 37.79917; -97.32222 (37.799119, -97.322110)[11]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.51 square miles (24.63 km2), of which, 9.49 square miles (24.58 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 5,050
2000 5,814 15.1%
2010 7,297 25.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

Park City is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7,297 people, 2,659 households, and 2,039 families residing in the city. The population density was 768.9 inhabitants per square mile (296.9 /km2). There were 2,875 housing units at an average density of 303.0 per square mile (117.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.1% White, 4.3% African American, 1.4% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

There were 2,659 households of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.3% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 31.7 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 8.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,814 people, 2,046 households, and 1,618 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,029.4 people per square mile (397.3/km²). There were 2,200 housing units at an average density of 389.5 per square mile (150.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.09% White, 2.36% African American, 1.38% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 3.25% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.59% of the population.

There were 2,046 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.1% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.9% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,794, and the median income for a family was $46,225. Males had a median income of $35,931 versus $22,104 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,539. About 4.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Unified school districts[edit]

  • Wichita USD 259
  • Valley Center USD 262

Notable people[edit]

  • Dennis Rader, serial killer known as BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). Rader’s house at 6220 North Independence was torn down in March 2007. Park City bought the house from Rader’s ex-wife for $56,000.[12]

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