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Sedgwick, Kansas
Sedgwick Water Tower (2015)
Sedgwick Water Tower (2015)
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harvey County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Harvey, Sedgwick
Founded 1870
Platted 1870
Incorporated 1872
Named for John Sedgwick
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Total 1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)
 • Land 1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,378 ft (420 m)
 • Total 1,603
 • Density 983/sq mi (379.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-63800
GNIS ID 473680

Sedgwick is a city in Harvey and Sedgwick counties in the State of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,603.


For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Sedgwick County was founded. In 1872, Harvey County was founded.

Sedgwick was laid out on an 80-acre (32 ha) town site in 1870. It was named for John Sedgwick, a Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Sedgwick was incorporated as a city in 1872.


Sedgwick is located at 37°54′59″N 97°25′22″W / 37.91639°N 97.42278°W / 37.91639; -97.42278 (37.916409, -97.422820). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sedgwick has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 415
1890 652 57.1%
1900 622 −4.6%
1910 626 0.6%
1920 731 16.8%
1930 832 13.8%
1940 738 −11.3%
1950 732 −0.8%
1960 1,095 49.6%
1970 1,083 −1.1%
1980 1,471 35.8%
1990 1,438 −2.2%
2000 1,537 6.9%
2010 1,695 10.3%
2020 1,603 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,695 people, 611 households, and 440 families living in the city. The population density was 1,202.1 inhabitants per square mile (464.1/km2). There were 643 housing units at an average density of 456.0 per square mile (176.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.4% of the population.

There were 611 households, of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 37 years. 29.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.


The community is served by Sedgwick USD 439 public school district.

Notable people

  • Bryce Douvier (b1991), professional basketball player.
  • Allen Kanavel (1874–1938), surgeon, professor of surgery and he established the Department of Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University School of Medicine.
  • Harold Manning (1909–2003), long-distance runner, he represented the United States in the steeplechase at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • Brian Moorman (b1976), punter in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills.

See also

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