Haviland, Kansas is a small town nestled in the rolling hills of the Flint Hills region and is home to roughly 200 people. The town was founded in 1887 by settlers from Ohio and Pennsylvania, who were attracted by the area’s easily accessible water sources and plentiful wildlife. The town lies in an area known for its temperate climate, with warm summers and mild winters. Precipitation is generally light throughout the year, with most of it falling during spring and summer months.
Haviland’s economy is largely based on agriculture, as it has been since its founding. The town has a rich history of farming and ranching that continues today, with many of its residents employed in these industries or related services. In addition to farming and ranching, there are several small businesses located in the area providing goods and services to the local population.
The local government of Haviland is comprised of a mayor-council system which oversees all municipal matters such as public works projects, law enforcement, education systems, infrastructure maintenance, etc. The town also boasts several public schools ranging from elementary to high school level which provide quality education to the youth of Haviland.
Haviland also offers several landmarks that are important to both locals and visitors alike. One such landmark is the historic Cottage Hotel which was built in 1889 by one of Haviland’s earliest settlers; another is the site where outlaw Jesse James held up a stagecoach back in 1876 – now known as “Jesse James Park”. There are also two museums located within Haviland: one dedicated to Native American culture and another dedicated to preserving local history through artifacts found within the area’s archeological sites.
Population: 612. Estimated population in July 2020: 574 (-6.2% change)
Males: 293 (47.9%), Females: 319 (52.1%)
Zip code: 67059
Median resident age: 33.0 years
Median household income: $29,821
Median house value: $35,200
Races in Haviland:
- White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
- Hispanic (3.4%)
- Black (1.1%)
- American Indian (1.1%)
- Other race (1.0%)
Ancestries: German (22.5%), English (12.4%), United States (10.6%), Irish (9.3%), Swedish (5.4%), Italian (3.8%).
Elevation: 2150 feet
Land area: 0.5 square miles
Haviland, Kansas is a small rural community located in the southwestern corner of the state. The population of Haviland was estimated to be about 1,000 people in 2020. The majority of the population is white with a small percentage of African American, Asian and Hispanic residents. The median household income is just over $50,000 per year and the median home value is around $100,000.
The cost of living in Haviland is relatively low compared to other cities in the United States. Residents can expect to pay around $3 for a gallon of milk, $2 for a dozen eggs and $4 for a pound of ground beef. Utilities are also affordable with an average electric bill costing around $100 per month depending on usage. Rent prices vary depending on location but are generally lower than many other places in Kansas or the Midwest region. A one bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $500-$750 per month while a three-bedroom home can cost between $800-$1200 per month depending on location and amenities.
For population 25 years and over in Haviland
- High school or higher: 90.7%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
- Unemployed: 0.8%
- Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Haviland city
- Never married: 28.2%
- Now married: 61.0%
- Separated: 0.0%
- Widowed: 4.1%
- Divorced: 6.6%
1.5% Foreign born
Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-1.3%).
Hospitals/medical centers near Haviland:
- GREAT PLAINS OF KIOWA COUNTY (about 14 miles; GREENSBURG, KS)
- PRATT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; PRATT, KS)
- COMANCHE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; COLDWATER, KS)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Haviland:
- GREAT BEND MUNI (about 53 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; Abbreviation: GBD)
- DODGE CITY REGIONAL (about 60 miles; DODGE CITY, KS; Abbreviation: DDC)
- HAYS RGNL (about 85 miles; HAYS, KS; Abbreviation: HYS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Haviland:
- PAUL WINDLE MUNI (about 12 miles; GREENSBURG, KS; Abbreviation: 8K7)
- PRATT INDUSTRIAL (about 27 miles; PRATT, KS; Abbreviation: PTT)
- KINSLEY MUNI (about 29 miles; KINSLEY, KS; Abbreviation: 33K)
Colleges and Universities
According to educationvv, Kansas is home to the following higher educational institutes:
College/University in Haviland:
- BARCLAY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 181; Location: 607 N KINGMAN; Private, not-for-profit; Website: barclaycollege.edu)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Haviland:
- BARTON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; GREAT BEND, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
- HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; HUTCHINSON, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
- FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; HAYS, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,572)
- WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 113 miles; WICHITA, KS; Full-time enrollment: 10,403)
- FRIENDS UNIVERSITY (about 121 miles; WICHITA, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,983)
- SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 147 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,360)
- COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 149 miles; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,392)
Public high school in Haviland:
- HAVILAND HIGH (Students: 76; Location: 300 N TOPEKA; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle school in Haviland:
- HAVILAND ELEM (Students: 101; Location: 400 N TOPEKA; Grades: KG – 08)