Valley Falls, Kansas

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Valley Falls, Kansas
City
Location of Valley Falls, Kansas
Location of Valley Falls, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°20′35″N 95°27′38″W / 39.34306°N 95.46056°W / 39.34306; -95.46056Coordinates: 39°20′35″N 95°27′38″W / 39.34306°N 95.46056°W / 39.34306; -95.46056
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jefferson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,192
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,171
 • Density 1,548.1/sq mi (597.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66088
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-73300[4]
GNIS feature ID 0478332[5]
Website City Website
Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 202
1870 603 198.5%
1880 1,016 68.5%
1890 1,180 16.1%
1900 1,078 −8.6%
1910 1,129 4.7%
1920 1,218 7.9%
1930 1,238 1.6%
1940 1,241 0.2%
1950 1,139 −8.2%
1960 1,193 4.7%
1970 1,169 −2.0%
1980 1,189 1.7%
1990 1,253 5.4%
2000 1,254 0.1%
2010 1,192 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Valley Falls is a city in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,192.[6] Valley Falls is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Originally named Grasshopper Falls, the city is located in Delaware Township.[7]

Geography[edit]

Valley Falls is located at 39°20′35″N 95°27′38″W / 39.34306°N 95.46056°W / 39.34306; -95.46056 (39.342936, -95.460584)[8]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), of which, 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,192 people, 444 households, and 290 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,548.1 inhabitants per square mile (597.7 /km2). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 672.7 per square mile (259.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 2.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 444 households of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.7% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 26.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,254 people, 485 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,682.6 people per square mile (645.6/km²). There were 521 housing units at an average density of 699.1 per square mile (268.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.89% White, 0.72% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,018, and the median income for a family was $41,500. Males had a median income of $28,000 versus $21,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,626. About 5.1% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 19.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

It is governed by a mayor/council form of government. There are five council members. The day-to-day business of the city is conducted by the city administrator, and a part-time city clerk, paid employees of the city.

Schools[edit]

Valley Falls has one local grade school serving grades 1-8 and one local high school serving grades 9-12. The local sports teams are known as the Dragons and their school colors are black and gold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ Map of Kansas, 1859 at http://www.loc.gov/item/2005625305
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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