Valley Falls, Kansas

city in Kansas, United States

Valley Falls is a city in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,192 people lived there.[6]

Valley Falls, Kansas
Business district of Valley Falls (2014)
Business district of Valley Falls (2014)
Location within Jefferson County and Kansas
Location within Jefferson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jefferson County (legend)
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
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyJefferson
Founded1854
Platted1855
Incorporated1869
Area
 • Total0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
942 ft (287 m)
Population
 • Total1,192
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,149
 • Density1,500/sq mi (590/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66088
Area code785
FIPS code20-73300 [4]
GNIS ID0478332 [5]
Websitevalleyfalls.org

HistoryEdit

Valley Falls was first called Grasshopper Falls. It was named after the falls in the Grasshopper River (now known as the Delaware River).[7] The first settlement was made there in 1854, and the town was platted in 1855. Many of the town's streets were named after women pioneer settlers.[8]

GeographyEdit

Valley Falls is at 39°20′35″N 95°27′38″W / 39.34306°N 95.46056°W / 39.34306; -95.46056 (39.342936, -95.460584).[9] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2). Of that, 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

ClimateEdit

Valley Falls has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Valley Falls has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

PeopleEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860202
1870603198.5%
18801,01668.5%
18901,18016.1%
19001,078−8.6%
19101,1294.7%
19201,2187.9%
19301,2381.6%
19401,2410.2%
19501,139−8.2%
19601,1934.7%
19701,169−2.0%
19801,1891.7%
19901,2535.4%
20001,2540.1%
20101,192−4.9%
2016 (est.)1,149[3]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

Valley Falls is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census says that there were 1,192 people, 444 households, and 290 families living in Valley Falls.[2]

Famous peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "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. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 209.
  8. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 840.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. Climate Summary for Valley Falls, Kansas
  11. "Fred Marsh". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014.

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