Valley Center has the 3033rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Valley Center is part of the Wichita metro area. Unemployment in the Wichita area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Wichita has the 81st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Valley Center is below average at $42,400, and the median cost of a home in Valley Center is $133,000, which is below the national average. 29% of workers in Valley Center hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 96% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Valley Center. 85% of Valley Center workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Valley Center spend an average of 18 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.