Valley Falls is a small town in Kansas with a population of slightly more than 1,000. Middle-aged professionals will feel right at home, as they account for an above-average portion of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just over 45, the town's population skews older than most cities in Kansas. Just 20% of residents rent in Valley Falls, as most own their homes. With a relatively low average rent of $564/month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Kansas. Each month, renters in Valley Falls will save around $304 compared to the state average.
Averaging about 32 minutes, Valley Falls's commute time is longer than the Kansas average of about 20 minutes. Driving is the typical means of commuting to work, opted for by 45% of residents, while public transit isn't used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.
Valley Falls has a high number of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or GED (31%) compared to the national average. In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Valley Falls residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and construction. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's workers are in management, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of around $68K, Valley Falls workers earn roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in Kansas. Valley Falls, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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