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Haysville, 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 1891
Platted 1891
Incorporated 1951
Named for W.W. Hays
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Total 4.66 sq mi (12.06 km2)
 • Land 4.65 sq mi (12.04 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,260 ft (380 m)
 • Total 11,262
 • Density 2,416.7/sq mi (933.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-31125
GNIS ID 481653

Haysville is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 11,262. Haysville is known as the "Peach Capital of Kansas".


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Sedgwick County
1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County

W.W. Hays came to this area in the early 1870s. In 1891, he platted land that he owned so a town could be built. The Haysville State Bank was established in 1919. Truck farming supported a lot of the families in the area. In 1874 a grist mill was built on the bank of the Cowskin to process corn that was harvested in the area. Haysville's first school was built in 1876 at a location that may have been near what are now the Water Department facilities. Haysville appears in Colton's New Sectional Map of the State of Kansas as early as 1879.

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway Company built a branch line north-south from Herington through Haysville to Caldwell. It was renamed in 1891 to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway which shut down in 1980, renamed in 1980 to Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 to Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 to the current Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island". In 1903 a depot was opened and passenger trains shuttled people to and from Wichita.

On May 3, 1999, a tornado rated F4 on the Fujita scale struck Haysville, killing 6 people. Damage to structures included 150 homes and 27 businesses. All of Haysville's historic district was destroyed. The only thing left standing on the east side of main was the original bank vault.


Haysville is located at 37°33′50″N 97°21′11″W / 37.56389°N 97.35306°W / 37.56389; -97.35306 (37.563787, -97.353044). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.62 square miles (11.97 km2), of which, 4.61 square miles (11.94 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Area Events

  • Haysville Fall Festival. The annual three-day event takes place in and around Riggs Park. The Fall Festival celebrates its 30th year on October 17–19 in 2014.
  • Village Christmas. Each year in the beginning of December. Celebrated in the Historic District of Haysville. Hot cocoa, carriage rides, choir performances, Santa, and more.
  • Community Expo is held in April at the Haysville Community Library or Haysville Activity Center (HAC).
  • Springnanigans is a festival for kids held in May in the Haysville Historic District.
  • 4 July Celebration is celebrated in Riggs Park. Fireworks show in the evening.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 5,836
1970 6,531 11.9%
1980 8,006 22.6%
1990 8,364 4.5%
2000 8,502 1.6%
2010 10,826 27.3%
2020 11,262 4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

Haysville is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,826 people, 3,857 households, and 2,932 families living in the city. The population density was 2,348.4 inhabitants per square mile (906.7/km2). There were 4,087 housing units at an average density of 886.6 per square mile (342.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.6% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 3,857 households, of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.20.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.9% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 12.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.


  • Norland Plastics


The city of Haysville is served by Haysville USD 261.

  • Campus High School, located in Wichita, but serves as the High School of Haysville, Kansas USD 261.
  • Haysville High School (formerly Haysville Alternative High School) also serves Haysville teens
  • Haysville Middle School
  • Haysville West Middle School
  • Freeman Elementary
  • Nelson Elementary
  • Oatville Elementary
  • Prairie Elementary
  • Rex Elementary
  • Ruth Clark Elementary
  • Tri-City Day School

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