About Halstead

Halstead is clearly a city "on the move". It has an active Chamber of Commerce, and community leaders are positive and energetic. Truly a city of the future, Halstead has the "livability" of a bygone era. Life in Halstead consists of a wonderful blend of small-town friendliness, safety, and "family," while also providing access to services and amenities normally associated with communities much larger.
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Halstead, which occupies a land area of just over one square mile, is located approximately 10 minutes west of Newton, Kansas, via US-50 and K-89 highways; about 25 minutes east of Hutchinson on US-50; and about 30 minutes northwest of Wichita, which is a metropolitan area of approximately 400,000 in population.


The 2010 population of Halstead was 2,085.

Boards & Commissions

Citizen boards and commissions appointed by the governing body include:

Library Board

A volunteer board oversees the operation of the Halstead Library (located at 3rd and Main) which provides a full range of services including internet access.

More Information

Those interested in learning more about Halstead, or wishing to have specific questions answered should call City Hall at 316-835-2286.

Quick Facts

Founded 1873
Elevation 1,400 feet
Latitude 38 degrees, 0 feet, 5 inches North
Longitude 97 degrees, 30 feet, 30 inches West
Population 1,917 (2009)
1,716 (1970)
1,212 (1928)
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