Valley Falls, Kansas

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Valley Falls is a city in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,254 at the 2000 census. Originally named Grasshopper Falls, The city is located in Delaware Township. It is governed by a mayor/council form of government. There are five council members. The day-to-day business of the city is conducted by the city administrator, and a part-time city clerk, paid employees of the city.

Valley Falls is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Valley Falls is located at 39°20′35″N 95°27′38″W / 39.34306°N 95.46056°W / 39.34306; -95.46056 (39.342936, -95.460584)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,254 people, 485 households, and 297 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,682.6 people per square mile (645.6/km²). There were 521 housing units at an average density of 699.1/sq mi (268.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.89% White, 0.72% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

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