Kechi, Kansas

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Kechi (pronounced /ˈkiːtʃaɪ/) is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,038 at the 2000 census.



Kechi is located at 37°47′43″N 97°16′43″W / 37.795228°N 97.278660°W / 37.795228; -97.278660 (37.795228, -97.278660).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,038 people, 354 households, and 301 families residing in the city. The population density was 785.0 people per square mile (303.6/km2). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 279.8/sq mi (108.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.67% White, 7.71% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.12% of the population.

There were 354 households out of which 45.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.4% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.7% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 4.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $61,333, and the median income for a family was $62,212. Males had a median income of $43,393 versus $28,077 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,444. About 2.5% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

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