Andover, Kansas, is situated in Butler County. As of the 2017 census, the population of Andover was at 13,111. Before the area became Andover, it was originally known as Cloud City back in 1880. In 1957, the city was renamed Andover. However, the Andover that we know today is quite different from the Andover that was. On April 26, in 1991, a terrible F5 tornado swept across entire neighborhoods, rendering thousands of people without homes. The rebuilding effort reshaped Andover, from the ground up for a lot of places.
According to the 2013-2017 census, there were at least 4,451 households in Andover, Kansas, with about 2.82 persons per household. The city has a lower-than-average cost of living, with an index of 84.0 (with the U.S. average being 100). The estimated median house/condo value, as of 2016, was valued at $185,662, which is a margin above Kansas’s average ($144,900).
Andover’s education system is served by their own school system, USD 385 Andover Public Schools. Andover features two high schools, two middle schools, six elementary schools, and even a virtual academy. There is a number of colleges for high school graduates to choose from in the surrounding areas around Andover, especially in the Wichita area. Nearby colleges include Wichita State University, Newman University, Friends University, and National American University of Wichita.
Helpful Links and Local Resources
If you are interested in moving to Andover, here are some great resources that you can consult to learn more information:
- Andover Schools (316) 218-4660
- Andover Kansas Government (316) 733-1303
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