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Economic Demographics and Information

Maize is located in Sedgwick County, approximately four miles northwest of Wichita off of K-96 and the city limits encompass approximately 800 acres. The City of Maize has evolved from a bedroom community into having a major role in residential, commercial and office growth in the area.

The city owned water & sewer plants could easily provide services to the area. The new Maize water system was approved by KDHE and placed on line and available for use on February 6, 2003. The City of Maize has a Class 3 rating from ISO’s Public Protection Classification. Electrical and gas services are located in the "neighborhood".

Maize Population Figures

Year Population
2009 3,346
2005 2,118
2000 1,868
1990 1,520
1970 785
1960 623

Census 2000 Demographic Profile Highlights

Distance in Miles from:

City Miles
Chicago 740
Dallas 358
Denver 455
Kansas City 203
Los Angeles 1393
Minneapolis 644
New York 1419
St Louis 445

Municipal Services

Type of local government: Mayor/Council
Comprehensive City Plan Yes
City zoning adopted Yes
Full-time fire department personnel 0
Volunteer fire department personnel 0
Fire insurance class in the city 4
Fire insurance class outside city New info will be provided
Full-time Police 8
Part-time police 5

Demographics Info


Average Daily Temperature
January 30 F April 56 F
July 81 F October 59 F
Average Annual Precipitation: 31 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 16 inches

Work Force: Labor Data for Sedgwick County

Tax Structure: Total Sales Tax Rate (city, county and state): 6.3 %

Major Manufacturers and Employers

Maize's major employers represent a diverse economic base with emphasis in manufacturing and public services.

Number of Manufacturing Plants in the Community: 1
Firm Male Female Total Products Union
Worthington Cylinders 108 31 139 Propane Cylinders, etc None
Maize Schools-USD 266 126 462 588 Public Education Maize Teachers Assoc.

Recreation Facilities

Recreation facilities in city or within 25 miles:
Public golf course Yes Public tennis courts Yes
Public parks Yes Public swim pools Yes
Country club Yes YMCA/Wellness Center Yes
Library Yes No. of theatres 3
Nearest public access lake, reservoir, or river: Lake Afton
Distance: 20 mi.
Activities allowed:    
Fishing Yes Camping Yes
Boating Yes Swimming Yes
Water Skiing Yes    


Community Newspaper Daily/Weekly
Number of Radio stations 26   Cable TV Yes
Number of TV Stations 5   TV Channels 70

Vo-Tech/Junior Colleges

Name Location Enrollment Distance
Butler County Community College El Dorado 7,990 30 mi.
Cowley County Community College Winfield 2,860 45 mi.
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 4,610 40 mi.
Wichita Area Technical College Wichita 13,000 0 mi.

Vo-Tech/Junior Colleges

Name Location Enrollment Distance
Bethel College Newton 640 30 mi.
Friends University Wichita 2,320 0 mi.
Hesston College Hesston 460 30 mi.
Kansas Newman College Wichita 1,950 0 mi.
KU School of Medicine Wichita 110 0 mi.
Wichita State University Wichita 14,560 0 mi.

Economic Development Organizations

Full-time director: Yes
Name of organization: South Central Kansas Economic Development District

Highways servings the community

Interstate (E-W): I-135 /13 mi.
Interstate (N-S): I-70 /103 mi.
U.S./Kansas (E-W): K-296 /0 mi.
U.S./Kansas (E-W): K-96 /0 mi.

Rail Railroads serving community: Central Kansas Railroad
Reciprocal switching available:  Yes


Rebecca Bouska, Deputy City Administrator