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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Valley Center is a suburb of Wichita with a population of 6,507. 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.
About Valley Center...
Population
6,507

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Valley Center Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190
    500.1
  • Theft
    814.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    122.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Valley Center

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,083
National
$55,322
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Valley Center Reviews

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Valley Center is a small town just outside of the large city of Wichita Kansas. This is perfect for delivering a small town feel for students, while still having the large city aspect so close. While the schools are relatively large in numbers, students are still able to connect with each other with a sense of family. On Friday nights it is almost impossible to find a seat in the stands for the football game, but on a Tuesday night the stands are basically empty for the home soccer game. Over the years Valley Center has aimed to be a more supportive community by having community barbecues, promoting sports/activities, and hosting multiple chili cook offs. Overall Valley Center is a great town to live in because as a community there are steps to bring everyone closer together creating a great family environment.
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I am so thrilled that my family moved to Valley Center last summer. The people are friendly, the sense of community and togetherness is wonderful! I love the small local shops and ease of everyday living. It is a small town with close access to the city--best of both worlds!
The schools are wonderful and I feel safe in my home!
No grocery store, no nightlife. Schools are simply, ok.. Location is great for getting around Wichita. Decent park in the center of town