Cowley County

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Cowley County, Kansas

311 E 9th Ave
Winfield, KS 67156
Phone: (620) 221-5400
Fax: (620) 221-5498
www.cowleycounty.org

On the southern border of KS, southeast of Wichita; organized Feb 13, 1867. Name Origin: For Lt. Matthew Cowley (?-1864), a Union officer

Area (sq mi):: 1132.60 (land 1126.24; water 6.37) Population per square mile: 31.30
Population 2005: 35,298 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -1.70% Population 2000: 36,291 (White 88.40%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 1.50%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 37.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,509; median household $34,406; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,567-$24,430
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.10% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Winfield County seat (12,005)
  • Arkansas City (11,753)

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