The City of Goddard in one of the fastest growing cities in Kansas. Between the 2000 and 2010 Census the community doubled in population to the count of 4344 residents. Our community offers many progressive choices for new residents. Goddard boasts four bustling subdivisions offering new starter homes and upper scale models. The Goddard School District has a nationwide reputation for providing the best in education and their innovative teaching methods combined with state of the art schools and equipment.
Goddard offers unique opportunities for businesses looking to expand and/or develop. The city of Goddard is located in South Central, Kansas along the southern most major east-west highway crossing the state of Kansas US-54/400. Located west of the city of Wichita in Sedgwick County, Goddard is the only city along US-54/400 between Wichita and Kingman offering services to travelers. More than 30,000 motorists travel this corridor each day*. Residence and businesses in Goddard also enjoy one of the lowest city mill levy rates in Sedgwick and Western Butler Counties at 28.114 mills. The Goddard Chamber of Commerce is promoting economic growth along this major corridor as well as in and around the city of Goddard. Land is readily available for development of new businesses such as restaurants, retail stores, hotels and a full-service truck plaza. Goddard's potential business client base encompasses over 216 square miles of western Sedgwick County and Eastern Kingman County as well as commuters traveling across the southern half of Kansas. In addition, Goddard also has an industrial park for manufacturing companies to locate and/or expand.
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Kingman, Kansas 30 Miles
Dodge City, Kansas 140 Miles
Topeka, Kansas 152 Miles
Garden City, Kansas 192 Miles
Liberal, Kansas 198 Miles
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 172 Miles
Tulsa, Oklahoma 186 Miles
Kansas City, Missouri 211 Miles
Dallas, Texas 374 Miles
Denver, Colorado 534 Miles
Chicago, Illinois 738 Miles
Major Airport Service to/from Goddard: Wichita Mid-Continent Airport 12 miles
*KDOT Traffic Count
The residential growth in Goddard over the past 10 years has provided an excellent opportunity for emerging business and national chains alike to begin operations in Goddard. By 2013 the area will have seen a new Wal-Mart Super Center open, a Kwik Shop Market Place, a new concept for Kroger which expands even more on its convenience line as well as a new Ace Hardware Franchise. It’s just not the big companies either. New locally owned businesses have sprouted along Kellogg and in the Goddard Downtown Area as well as the Goddard Industrial Park. Additionally, 144 acres have been recently platted at the southwest corner of Kellogg and 183rd ST West for commercial and retail growth.
A more complete breakdown of the Goddard Trade Area Demographics can be found here. Buxton Analytics, a national retail assessment firm, completed a study of the Goddard Trade area in June of 2010 finding that;
53% of residents in the Goddard Trade Area can be classified in three primary market demographic classifications; New Suburbia Families, Family Convenience and Small Town Success.
Not sure what those market segments are? Read on or contact the City of Goddard for more detailed information about our Retail Matching Survey and Information.
Young couples with pre-school children have turned New Suburbia Families into a booming lifestyle.
Concentrated in fast-growing, metro fringe communities mainly in the West and Southwest, the segment’s population has more than tripled since 1990.
With many households under 35 years old, these young families are making the most of their new subdivisions.
More than half the housing has been built since 2000 and the median value worth nearly 50 percent above the U.S. average.
Residents have both brains and bucks.
More than two-thirds have gone to college and many workers earn six-figure incomes.
It takes hard work to have achieved success at such a young age.
More than two-thirds of families have multiple workers in the labor force, gravitating to jobs as managers, executives and white-collar professionals.
Small-town Success is typically home to the families of the most prominent citizens in their exurban communities.
White-collar, college educated and upscale, they live in recently developed subdivisions outside the nation’s beltways in the Midwest and West.
Most of these households contain white, middle aged working couples who have positions as executives and professionals in health care, retail and education.
More than eight in ten drive alone to work, pulling out of the driveways of large single-family homes valued at 50 percent above the national median.
These high-earners drive to work in comfort and have high rates for owning luxury SUVs as well as family vehicles including minivans.
Family Convenience is a collection of sprawling families living in remote towns and military bases primarily in the Midwest and Northern Plains.
Most of the households contain dual-income couples working at skilled blue collar jobs in manufacturing and construction as well as in the military.
Service families are six times as likely to live here than the general population.
Despite moderate educations, the adults in this segment earn upper-middleclass incomes and have a high rate of home ownership.
The vast majority own new single-family homes and have SUVs and pickup trucks in the driveway.
With an above average length of residence, many have achieved a secure lifestyle with room for the kids to grow.
Information provided by Buxton Retail Site Assessment June 2010.