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WELLINGTON

Wellington, the Sumner County seat, is located off Interstate 35 at Exit 19 and is well connected via US Highway 160 and Highway 81. Located just south of Wichita, Wellington has all the charm and comforts of a small town, with all the metropolitan amenities just minutes away!

POPULATION 8,172

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Wellington, the Sumner County seat, is located off Interstate 35 at Exit 19 and is well connected via US Highway 160 and Highway 81. Located just south of Wichita, Wellington has all the charm and comforts of a small town, with all the metropolitan amenities just minutes away!

Many of the businesses located in our three industrial parks are suppliers for the Wichita aviation community. Municipal utilities, including water, sewer, and electric, are available at competitive rates and land is available at reasonable costs, making Wellington ideal for your business. Major manufacturing and service industries include aviation, metal fabrication, food processing, plastics, and railroad services.

 

Industrial sites near Highway 81, 160 and I-35, are available including some with rail service provided by BNSF and Union Pacific. Sites are also available at the Wellington Municipal Airport one of the most modern general aviation airports in the Midwest. Wellington has all of the transportation links to keep your business connected, in addition to fiber optics to keep your technology connected as well.

National Depression Glass Museum

 

Recreation abounds at the Wellington Aquatic Center, the renowned 18-hole golf course, the Worden Park Ball Complex and go-cart track, and the Wellington Lake. Our history can be found at the Chisholm Trail Museum on Historic Washington Street, the Panhandle Railroad Museum located Sellers Park and the NDGA National Glass Museum located in downtown Wellington.

Wellington Christian Academy

 

The community of Wellington, Kansas takes great pride in the educational system USD 353 provides to our students. Located in Wellington also, the Wellington Christian Academy offers an alternative for learning using the Core Knowledge curriculum. 

New housing developments are underway such as Settlers Creek, Crestview Heights, Westborough Estates, Byler Edition, Coyote Ridge, Wheat Ridge and more! Come check out all Wellington has to offer!

Sumner County Family Care Center

507 E 16th Suite 1

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-3301

Toll Free 866-846-3200

 

Sumner Mental Health

1601 W 16th

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-7448

Dillons Pharmacy

111 West 8th

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-5981

 

Wellington Healthmart Pharmacy

505 E 16th Ste 2

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-7455

Wal Mart Pharmacy

2022 E 16th 

Wellington, Ks 67152 

620-326-2261

 

Sumner County Care Center

1600 West 8th 

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-2232

 

Golden Living Center

102 W. Botkin

Wellington, Ks 67152 

620-326-7437

 

Sterling House

500 N. Plum

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-3031

Cherished Friends

924 S. Washington

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-3700

 

Serenity Retreat Senior Housing

401 N Woodlawn

Wellington, Ks 67152

620-326-2030

DEMOGRAPHICS

Median Age – 37.7
Bilingual – 4.8%
Average one-way commute – 16.3 min
Median household income – $41,690
Education - HS graduation or better –90.2%
Median house value – $71,500
Median gross household rent - $529
Crime rate – 1435 Total Offenses -

Kansas Bureau of Investigation 2013

Combined State and Local Taxes – 9%

  • State of Kansas – 6.50%

  • Sumner County – 0.5%

  • City of Wellington 2%

The community of Wellington, Kansas takes great pride in the educational system USD 353 provides to our students and with a state of the art high school on the east side of town, just 2 miles from I-35. Whether it is the high school, middle school or one of the the 4 elementary schools our schools encourage a high level of performance through a variety of academic, vocational and cultural experiences, promoting both person and academic growth. 

 

The Wellington Christian Academy continues to grow and offers an alternative for learning using the Core Knowledge curriculum. The Christian Academy offers Pre-K option in addition to the other preschools in Wellington. 

*School Statistics

School enrollment - 1392
Teacher/student ratio - 1:8.5
Graduation rate - 90.2%

THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY:

On April 1, 1914 at the spring election the voters approved the support of a public library by a vote of 3-1. In May 1914, the Wellington City Library board held its first meeting and voted to begin the process of erecting a library building. On April 10,1915, it was voted to buy a site from the Long-Bell Lumber Co. at the corner of Seventh Street and Jefferson Avenue for $3,000.00. The board had begun negotiations with Andrew Carnegie, and on April 19, 1915 the Carnegie Corporation stated that it would give $17,500. for the library building. The building was completed in December of 1915, but remained vacant for some time due to a delay in the receipt of the new furniture. The library building was accepted from the contractor on June 12, 1916 was dedicated June 19, 1916 and was informally opened to the public July 1, 1916.

In 1986 the Library Board of Trustees and community became involved in a project to enlarge and renew the original structure; June 6 1987 the Wellington Carnegie Library was entered on the National Register of Historic Places; 1988 ground was broken to start the exterior shell of the addition to the building. For nearly 2 years the library was in temporary housing as the interior underwent extensive renovation. The interior of the library maintains its original open floor plan and vestibule entrance. The first floor pillars retain their marble wainscoting.

*Data supplied by the Kansas Department of Education

Wellington offers a wide variety of recreation through various outlets. There are 10 parks throughout the city which offer fishing, playgrounds, go cart racing, summer ball, disc golf, walking trails, and skating. There is the Wellington Golf Club for the golf enthusiasts. The 18-hole course has two putting practice greens and a driving range with tees at both ends so players can work on shots in different wind conditions. The Pro Shop offers the latest in equipment and clothing.

The Wellington Recreation Commission offers year-round programs for all ages. They manage the day to day operations of the Memorial Auditorium where the Fitness Center is located and other WRC events are held. 

 

Home to the Sailfish, the local swim team, The Wellington Aquatic Center, is cool fun during the summer.

In 2013, the Heat, a national power baseball team relocated to Wellington. The team is comprised of high school graduates, community college and university students that have the potential to further their baseball careers. With the guidance of the Heat organization, many players are exposed to scouting by major league baseball. 

These young athletes bring a sense of pride to Wellington from their own backgrounds. Living with host families the players connect with the community by participating in the annual Wheat Festival activities, signing autographs for fans, lending a helping hand when needed and in various other manners. 

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Wellington Lake Has So Much To Offer!

There are beautiful campsites with electric and water hook-ups available. (Wireless Internet Coverage) Three (3) large boat ramps for easy access to the lake.The handicap-accessible fishing pier is well lit and safe. A fish cleaning station has been installed with access to water and electricity. Well-maintained covered picnic areas with grills for those just visiting for the day. Two shower/restroom facilities available. Swimming area away from boat and fishing activity. In the fall duck blind rental is available.

 

Three museums can be found throughout Wellington, each with different perspectives of history. The Chisholm Trail Museum is located on the Washington Street across from the historic Sumner County Courthouse. Further south on Washington Street is the National Depression Glass Museum. The third museum is the Panhandle Railroad Museum located in Sellers Park.

UTILITIES

Electric - City of Wellington - 620-326-2811
Water - City of Wellington - 620-326-2811
Sewer - City of Wellington - 620-326-2811
Trash - City of Wellington - 620-326-2811
Gas - Kansas Gas Service - 800-794-4780
Telephone - ATT/SBC - 800-464-7928
Cable / Satellite - Sumner Communications - 620-326-8989
Internet - Sumner Communications - 620-326-8989

               KanOkla - 800-526-6552

TRANSPORTATION

Highways -

Highway 81 and 160 run through Wellington
Interstate 35 – 2 miles to the East

Railroads -

BNSF

Union Pacific

Blackwell Northern Gateway Short Line

Airports -

Wellington Municipal Airport
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

 

Public Transportation -

WALT (Wellington Area Public Transit)