About Halstead

Life in Halstead consists of a wonderful blend of small-town friendliness and charm, safety, and great quality of life while also providing access to services and amenities normally associated with much larger communities.  

Halstead has a superb local school system (USD 440), several parks and recreation options, new housing and duplex developments, and is home to the Kansas Learning Center for Health, Halstead Public LIbrary, and Halstead Historical Museum.  Halstead has an active downtown business community with local options for dining throughout the day and evening, services such as insurance, real estate, and banking, a grocery store, a hardware store, health and wellness services, and so much more.  Halstead has several thriving industries and major employers including Martin Machine & Welding, Mill Creek Truss, and Continental. 

Halstead's residents, businesses, churches, civic groups, industries, and community leaders are energetic, positive, and committed to Halstead's continued success and growth as a community. Halstead is a place you will want to call home.  

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Halstead, which occupies land area of just over one square mile along the Little Arkansas River in south central Kansas, is located approximately 10 minutes west of Newton, via US-50 and K-89 in Harvey County.  Halstead's location offers convenient access to several other nearby cities and is about 25 minutes east of Hutchinson on US-50; 30 minutes southeast of McPherson, via I-135 and county road, and about 25 minutes northwest of Wichita, via K-96 and county road.  

Population and Growth

Halstead's population is around 2,200.  Halstead has enjoyed steady, consistent, and manageable growth for several decades in areas such as population, median income, and housing.

Fiber Optic Connected and High Speed Internet Community

All residences, businesses, and industries in the Halstead city limits have access to fiber optic high-speed internet thanks to a partnership between IdeaTek and the City of Halstead.  Other high-speed internet options such as cable or wireless are also available in the community.

Boards & Commissions

Citizen volunteer boards and commissions appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council include:

More Information

Those interested in learning more about Halstead, or wishing to have specific questions answered should call City Hall at 316-835-2286 or via our website's contact us options.

Quick Facts

Founded 1873
Incorporated March 12, 1877
Elevation 1,400 feet
Latitude 38 degrees, 0 feet, 5 inches North
Longitude 97 degrees, 30 feet, 30 inches West
2,179 (2020 Census)
2,085 (2010 Census)
1,328 (1950 Census)
1,071 (1890 Census)
School District
USD 440
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