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"Salt City"

Hutchinson is a city in Reno County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Clinton C. Hutchinson, founder.

The latitude of Hutchinson is 38.060N. The longitude is -97.929W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,535 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,783.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$32,645
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hutchinson demographic reports
Hutchinson is on the Arkansas River.
Built over large salt deposits
Claims the world's longest grain elevator
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 220. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1955 movie, "Picnic"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mike Love, member of the Beach Boys
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Reno County Fair - July 21-26, 2007
  • Salt Fest - June 8-9, 2007
  • Kansas State Fair - Sept. 7-16, 2007
  • HutchFest - June 27-July 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hutchinson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cheney State Park, Carey Park, Martinez Sunflower Trail
Wildlife: Dillon Nature Center

Hutchinson attractions: Hutchinson Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Reno County Historical Society, Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, Hutchinson Art Center
Colleges and universities: Hutchinson Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hutchinson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Reno County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67502 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

28% of Hutchinson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hutchinson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hutchinson was $17,964, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Hutchinson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hutchinson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.


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Libraries in Hutchinson include Hutchinson Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hutchinson include Hutchinson News

TV stations in Hutchinson include KPTS, KSCC, KWCH.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KHCC-FM.

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Reno County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hutchinson political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hutchinson workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hutchinson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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