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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Valley Center is a suburb of Wichita with a population of 7,176. Valley Center is in Sedgwick County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Valley Center offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Valley Center and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Valley Center are above average.

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About Valley Center...
Population
7,176

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$941
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    27.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    54.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    108.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    379.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    17%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  12%

Working in Valley Center

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,819
National
$62,843

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