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Bentley, Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
Location within Sedgwick County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Founded 1888
Incorporated 1959
Named for O.H. Bentley
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.79 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,388 ft (423 m)
 • Total 560
 • Density 1,870/sq mi (709/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-06125
GNIS ID 473672

Bentley is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is named in honor of the city's founder Orsemus Hills Bentley. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 560.


Bentley was laid out in 1888 when the Kansas Midland Railway was extended to that point. It was named for Orsemus Hills Bentley, a railroad official.

The first post office in Bentley was established in March 1888.


Bentley is located at 37°53′11″N 97°31′2″W / 37.88639°N 97.51722°W / 37.88639; -97.51722 (37.886437, -97.517133). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 204
1970 260 27.5%
1980 311 19.6%
1990 360 15.8%
2000 368 2.2%
2010 530 44.0%
2020 560 5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 530 people, 199 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,766.7 inhabitants per square mile (682.1/km2). There were 221 housing units at an average density of 736.7 per square mile (284.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.1% White, 0.9% African American, 3.0% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population.

There were 199 households, of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 35.2 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 9.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.2% male and 46.8% female.


The community is served by Halstead–Bentley USD 440 public school district.

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