The Jewel of Western Sedgwick County!
Country: United States
Area Total 0.6 sq mi (1.55 km2)
Elevation 1,453 ft (443 m)
Population (2010) 849
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67050
Area code(s) 316
Sedgwick County Map
Garden Plain Map
State Senate Districts 26th Dist: Dan Kerschen - R, Garden Plain
State House Districts 101st Dist:: Joe Seiwert - R, Pretty Prairie
US Congressional Districts 4: Rep. Mike Pompeo - R
Sen. Jerry Moran - R
Sen. Pat Roberts - R
Mayor Larry Lampe
Council Bobby Thompson
Paul McPhillips, Sr
City Clerk Kimberly McCormick
Treasurer Darren Haukap
City Attorney Shawn Elliott
Court Clerk Bonnie Kopper
Librarian Joyce Loehr
Municipal Judge Greg Keith
Police Chief Robert Sharp
Departments: Department Head Council Member
Parks/Recreation Marty Seipel Kevin Hammond
Streets Marty Seipel Jenny Zoglman
Sewer Art Wolfe Paul McPhillips, Sr
Water Art Wolfe Joe Fisher
Gas Dwight Mollenkamp Bobby Thompson
Planning/Zoning Chris Drum
Garden Plain was founded in 1884, during the building of the Wichita and Western Railroad from Wichita to Kingman.
As of the census of 2010, there were 849 people, 308 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 1.415.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 320 housing units at an average density of 533.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 308 households of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families.
The median age in the city was 34.5 years. 33.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 12.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
U.S. Routes 54 /400 is located a few blocks north of the city running east/west.
The K&O Railroad line connects to the city from the west. The line east of the city has been converted into a nature trail.
Notable People from Garden Plain:
James Bausch, Decathlon gold medal winner at 1932 Summer Olympics