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Kechi is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,909.
Kechi was named for the Kichai people.
In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Kechi to Caldwell. It foreclosed in 1891 and was taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".
The first post office in Kechi was established in 1888.
Kechi is located at 37°47′43″N 97°16′43″W (37.795228, -97.278660). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.02 square miles (15.59 km2), of which, 5.97 square miles (15.46 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.
Kechi is part of the Wichita, KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,909 people, 701 households, and 566 families residing in the city. The population density was 319.8 inhabitants per square mile (123.5/km2). There were 732 housing units at an average density of 122.6 per square mile (47.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 5.5% African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races.