South Hutchinson is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Hutchinson. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,457.
The city was founded in 1887 by Benjamin Blanchard of Terre Haute, Indiana.
The first post office in South Hutchinson was established in August 1887.
South Hutchinson is located at 38°1′38″N 97°56′23″W (38.027185, -97.939769). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.89 square miles (7.49 km2), of which 2.87 square miles (7.43 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,457 people, 1,113 households, and 611 families residing in the city. The population density was 856.1 inhabitants per square mile (330.5/km2). There were 1,207 housing units at an average density of 420.6 per square mile (162.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White, 1.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.3% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.
There were 1,113 households, of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.1% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.80.