1. Do you have any visitor information?
a. Yes, please visit the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau at visithutch.com or the view the Virtual Visitors Guide.
2. What is the population of Hutchinson & Reno County?
i. Hutchinson 42,080
ii. South Hutchinson 2,457
iii. Reno County 64,511
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census)
Find more information about population, check out our Do Business section.
3. What is the cost of living?
a. The average cost of living, anywhere in the U.S. is 100 percent. The cost of living index for Hutchinson/Reno County is 93.3 (2nd Quarter of 2010).
b. For more cost of living information please click over to our Space to Live and Work page.
4. Who are the major employers of Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. Promise Regional Medical Center - Hutchinson
b. Dillon Companies
c. Hutchinson Public Schools (USD 308)
d. Hutchinson Clinic
e. Tyson Prepared Foods
f. See more in our Do Business Section
5. What is the climate like?
a. Hutchinson/Reno County offers the desired climate of having four distinct seasons; Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Average temperatures range from 50 degrees to 70 degrees in the Fall, and 30 to 50 degrees in the Winter. Spring’s average temperature ranges from 40-70 degrees while summer’s average temperature ranges from 70-100 degrees. Get-up-to-the minute weather forecasts for Hutchinson/Reno County and South-central Kansas from three local television stations:
b. The average rainfall for this area is 29.4 inches, while the average snowfall is 15.7 inches.
6. What is the unemployment rate?
a. In 2009, the civilian labor force for the Hutchinson/Reno County Area was 34,969. The unemployment rate was 5.7%, for more information, click over to Do Business section.
7. What is the daily newspaper?
a. The daily newspaper is The Hutchinson News. Subscribe on-line at hutchnews.com or call 620.694.5700.
8. What will it cost me to purchase a home in the Hutchinson/Reno County area?
a. In 2010, the average price for an existing single-family home, in Reno County, was $104,416. More information about moving here, can be found in the Space to Live and Work section.
9. What are the different school districts in Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. Public Schools
i. Hutchinson – USD 308
ii. Buhler – USD 313
iii. Fairfield – USD 310
iv. Haven – USD 312
v. Nickerson – USD 309
vi. Pretty Prairie – USD 311
b. Non-Public Schools
i. Central Christian School
ii. Trinity Junior-Senior Catholic High School
iii. Holy Cross Catholic School
10. Where can I find information about rental properties?
a. You can access apartment/rental property information in the Chamber’s business directory.
11. What types of churches are located in Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. A list can be found in the Space to Worship section.
12. What is the commute like?
a. Drives to work in Hutchinson/Reno County area are a breeze with an average commute time of 15.6 minutes. (According to the 2000 Census Survey)
13. What is the sales tax rate?
a. The sales tax rate in Hutchinson/Reno County is 8.05%.
14. Who provides telephone and utility service in Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. A number of companies provide local telephone and utility service. For more information be sure to check out our Telephone and Utilities page.
15. What type of public transportation is available in Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. Area bus service is provided by the Reno County Area Transit (RCAT), currently operating numerous bus routes which are conveniently accessible to all residents. Rental cars are also available.
16. What type of child care providers are available in Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. Registered/Licensed in-home providers 180
b. Day Care Centers – 25
c. Preschools – 15
d. After School Programs – 6
e. Preschool/Day Care Centers – 8
More information about Child care in Hutchinson and Reno County can be found in our Child Care Section.
17. What are some of the attractions/museums I would find in Hutchinson and Reno County?
a. There are many attractions/museums to visit in Hutchinson/Reno County, the Smithsonian-Affiliated KS Cosmosphere & Space Center is home to the most comprehensive space museums in existence; the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, 650 feel below the Kansas prairie and the only one in the Western Hemisphere; the Reno County Museum; the Kansas State Fair and numerous other opportunities. For a full list of the attractions/museums please visit the Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau site at visithutch.com.
18. What are the local colleges and universities available to Hutchinson/Reno County?
a. Vocational/Technical Centers w/in 70 mile radius
i. Hutchinson Community College Area Vocational School
ii. Wichita Area Technical College
b. Two Year Colleges w/in 70 mile radius
i. Hutchinson Community College
ii. Hesston College
iii. Pratt Community College
iv. Barton County Community College
c. 4-Year Colleges & Universities w/in 70 mile radius
i. Sterling College
ii. Central Christian College of Kansas
iii. McPherson College
iv. Bethel College
v. Bethany College
vi. Friends University
vii. KS Newman University
viii. University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita
ix. Wichita State University
x. Kansas State University at Salina
xi. Kansas Wesleyan University
For more information on colleges and universities, click here. 19. Where can I find additional information about the community?
a. Young Professionals of Reno County
b. City of Hutchinson
c. Reno County