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Cowley County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Cowley County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Seat Winfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,133 sq mi (2,933 km²)
1,126 sq mi (2,917 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 0.56%
PopulationEst.
 - (2006)
 - Density

34,931
31.0/sq mi (12.0/km²)
Founded February 26, 1867
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cowleycounty.org
There is also a Cowley County, New South Wales.

Cowley County (county code CL) is a county located in south-central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 36,291 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 34,931 in the year 2006. [1] Its county seat and most populous city is Winfield.[2]

The Winfield Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Cowley County.

Contents

History

The county is named for Matthew Cowley, First Lieutenant in Company I, Ninth Kansas Cavalry, who died at the Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 7, 1864.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink without a food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,133 square miles (2,933 km²), of which 1,126 square miles (2,917 km²) is land and 6 square miles (16 km²), or 0.56%, is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 158
1870 1,175 643.7%
1880 21,538 1,733.0%
1890 34,478 60.1%
1900 30,156 −12.5%
1910 31,790 5.4%
1920 35,155 10.6%
1930 40,903 16.4%
1940 38,139 −6.8%
1950 36,905 −3.2%
1960 37,861 2.6%
1970 35,012 −7.5%
1980 36,824 5.2%
1990 36,915 0.2%
2000 36,291 −1.7%

Cowley County's population was estimated to be 34,931 in the year 2006, a decrease of 1,353, or -3.7%, over the previous six years. [1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 36,291 people, 14,039 households, and 9,616 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 15,673 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.13% White, 2.70% Black or African American, 1.96% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

There were 14,039 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,406, and the median income for a family was $43,636. Males had a median income of $31,703 versus $21,341 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,509. About 9.20% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Cowley County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2006 estimate): [5]

Unincorporated places

Townships

Cowley County is divided into twenty-five townships. The cities of Arkansas City and Winfield are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Beaver 05025 244 3 (7) 92 (36) 2 (1) 1.91% 37°10′42″N 97°5′26″W / 37.17833°N 97.09056°W / 37.17833; -97.09056
Bolton 07875 1,754 13 (33) 136 (53) 2 (1) 1.59% 37°3′1″N 97°4′0″W / 37.05028°N 97.066667°W / 37.05028; -97.066667
Cedar 11250 44 0 (1) 119 (46) 1 (0) 0.45% 37°5′9″N 96°36′27″W / 37.08583°N 96.6075°W / 37.08583; -96.6075
Creswell 16375 2,098 22 (56) 97 (38) 2 (1) 2.07% 37°4′42″N 97°1′3″W / 37.07833°N 97.0175°W / 37.07833; -97.0175
Dexter 17950 506 3 (7) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°11′56″N 96°42′27″W / 37.19889°N 96.7075°W / 37.19889; -96.7075
Fairview 22475 203 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.29% 37°21′22″N 96°58′50″W / 37.35611°N 96.98056°W / 37.35611; -96.98056
Grant 27550 76 1 (2) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°3′49″N 96°41′3″W / 37.06361°N 96.68417°W / 37.06361; -96.68417
Harvey 30525 117 1 (2) 162 (63) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°26′47″N 96°37′58″W / 37.44639°N 96.63278°W / 37.44639; -96.63278
Liberty 39950 218 2 (5) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°9′3″N 96°50′31″W / 37.15083°N 96.84194°W / 37.15083; -96.84194
Maple 44450 702 8 (20) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 37°25′59″N 97°6′7″W / 37.43306°N 97.10194°W / 37.43306; -97.10194
Ninnescah 50625 1,114 12 (31) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°21′59″N 97°6′21″W / 37.36639°N 97.10583°W / 37.36639; -97.10583
Omnia 52850 357 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.22% 37°26′13″N 96°46′25″W / 37.43694°N 96.77361°W / 37.43694; -96.77361
Otter 53625 54 0 (1) 135 (52) 1 (0) 0.68% 37°11′25″N 96°33′0″W / 37.19028°N 96.55°W / 37.19028; -96.55
Pleasant Valley 56500 838 7 (18) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°9′45″N 97°0′0″W / 37.1625°N 97°W / 37.1625; -97
Richland 59275 178 2 (4) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0 % 37°25′33″N 96°52′50″W / 37.42583°N 96.88056°W / 37.42583; -96.88056
Rock Creek 60525 243 3 (7) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.55% 37°26′5″N 96°59′25″W / 37.43472°N 96.99028°W / 37.43472; -96.99028
Salem 62625 364 5 (14) 66 (26) 0 (0) 0.27% 37°20′9″N 96°53′20″W / 37.33583°N 96.88889°W / 37.33583; -96.88889
Sheridan 64650 159 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°15′44″N 96°45′51″W / 37.26222°N 96.76417°W / 37.26222; -96.76417
Silver Creek 65500 770 8 (21) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 37°20′8″N 96°45′41″W / 37.33556°N 96.76139°W / 37.33556; -96.76139
Silverdale 65575 327 2 (6) 136 (53) 0 (0) 0.31% 37°3′55″N 96°52′56″W / 37.06528°N 96.88222°W / 37.06528; -96.88222
Spring Creek 67400 77 1 (2) 115 (45) 0 (0) 0.26% 37°4′31″N 96°47′10″W / 37.07528°N 96.78611°W / 37.07528; -96.78611
Tisdale 70725 340 4 (11) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°16′6″N 96°52′25″W / 37.26833°N 96.87361°W / 37.26833; -96.87361
Vernon 73575 502 5 (13) 102 (39) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°15′25″N 97°5′18″W / 37.25694°N 97.08833°W / 37.25694; -97.08833
Walnut 74925 626 7 (18) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°15′17″N 96°57′27″W / 37.25472°N 96.9575°W / 37.25472; -96.9575
Windsor 79875 211 1 (2) 243 (94) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°19′13″N 96°38′22″W / 37.32028°N 96.63944°W / 37.32028; -96.63944
Sources: "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files". U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/places2k.html.  

Education

Unified school districts

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ a b "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-03-22. Population change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2006. http://www.ksrevenue.org/abcwetdrymap.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-28.  
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-06-28.

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Cowley County, Kansas
Map
File:Map of Kansas highlighting Cowley County.png
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 26, 1867
Seat Winfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.56%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2006)
 - Density

34931
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.cowleycounty.org
There is also Cowley County

Cowley County (county code CL) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 34,931 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Winfield.

Contents

History

The county is named for Matthew Cowley, First Lieutenant in Company I, Ninth Kansas Cavalry, who died at the Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 7, 1864.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,933 km² (1,133 sq mi), of which 2,917 km² (1,126 sq mi) is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi), or 0.56%, is water.GR2

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Cowley County's population was estimated to be 34,931 in the year 2006, a decrease of 1353, or -3.7%, over the previous six years.[1]

As of the U.S. Census in 2000,GR2 there were 36,291 people, 14,039 households, and 9,616 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 15,673 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 90.13% White, 2.70% Black or African American, 1.96% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.59% of the population.

There were 14,039 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,406, and the median income for a family was $43,636. Males had a median income of $31,703 versus $21,341 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,509. About 9.20% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Map of Cowley County (map legend)

Incorporated cities

Name and population (2005 estimate):[2]

Unincorporated places

Townships

Cowley County is divided into twenty-five townships. The cities of Arkansas City and Winfield are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.

Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Beaver 05025 244 3 (7) 92 (36) 2 (1) 1.91% 37°10′42″N, 97°5′26″W
Bolton 07875 1,754 13 (33) 136 (53) 2 (1) 1.59% 37°3′1″N, 97°4′0″W
Cedar 11250 44 0 (1) 119 (46) 1 (0) 0.45% 37°5′9″N, 96°36′27″W
Creswell 16375 2,098 22 (56) 97 (38) 2 (1) 2.07% 37°4′42″N, 97°1′3″W
Dexter 17950 506 3 (7) 185 (71) 0 (0) 0.19% 37°11′56″N, 96°42′27″W
Fairview 22475 203 2 (6) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.29% 37°21′22″N, 96°58′50″W
Grant 27550 76 1 (2) 116 (45) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°3′49″N, 96°41′3″W
Harvey 30525 117 1 (2) 162 (63) 0 (0) 0.24% 37°26′47″N, 96°37′58″W
Liberty 39950 218 2 (5) 124 (48) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°9′3″N, 96°50′31″W
Maple 44450 702 8 (20) 91 (35) 0 (0) 0 % 37°25′59″N, 97°6′7″W
Ninnescah 50625 1,114 12 (31) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.09% 37°21′59″N, 97°6′21″W
Omnia 52850 357 4 (10) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.22% 37°26′13″N, 96°46′25″W
Otter 53625 54 0 (1) 135 (52) 1 (0) 0.68% 37°11′25″N, 96°33′0″W
Pleasant Valley 56500 838 7 (18) 117 (45) 0 (0) 0.05% 37°9′45″N, 96°59′60″W
Richland 59275 178 2 (4) 108 (42) 0 (0) 0 % 37°25′33″N, 96°52′50″W
Rock Creek 60525 243 3 (7) 92 (35) 1 (0) 0.55% 37°26′5″N, 96°59′25″W
Salem 62625 364 5 (14) 66 (26) 0 (0) 0.27% 37°20′9″N, 96°53′20″W
Sheridan 64650 159 2 (4) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°15′44″N, 96°45′51″W
Silver Creek 65500 770 8 (21) 93 (36) 0 (0) 0.27% 37°20′8″N, 96°45′41″W
Silverdale 65575 327 2 (6) 136 (53) 0 (0) 0.31% 37°3′55″N, 96°52′56″W
Spring Creek 67400 77 1 (2) 115 (45) 0 (0) 0.26% 37°4′31″N, 96°47′10″W
Tisdale 70725 340 4 (11) 78 (30) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°16′6″N, 96°52′25″W
Vernon 73575 502 5 (13) 102 (39) 1 (0) 0.67% 37°15′25″N, 97°5′18″W
Walnut 74925 626 7 (18) 89 (34) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°15′17″N, 96°57′27″W
Windsor 79875 211 1 (2) 243 (94) 0 (0) 0.18% 37°19′13″N, 96°38′22″W
Sources: Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.

Education

Unified school districts

See also

Information on this and other counties in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

  • List of cities in Kansas
  • List of unified school districts in Kansas
  • List of colleges and universities in Kansas

References

See also: Geographic references and United States Census, 2000
  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01.
  2. ^ Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population through 2005-07-01. Released 2006-06-21.

External links

Official sites

Additional information

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