Cowley County, Kansas

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Cowley County, Kansas
County
Cowley County National Bank Building.JPG
Location within Kansas
Location within Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°14′N 96°50′W / 37.233°N 96.833°W / 37.233; -96.833
FoundedFebruary 26, 1867
Named forMatthew R. Cowley
SeatWinfield
Largest cityArkansas City
Area
 • Total1,132 sq mi (2,932 km2)
 • Land1,126 sq mi (2,916 km2)
 • Water6.7 sq mi (17 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)35,753
 • Density32/sq mi (12/km2)
Area code(s)620
Congressional district4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitecowleycounty.org

Cowley County (county code CL) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 36,311 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Winfield.[2] Its biggest city is Arkansas City.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 1,132 square miles (2,930 km2). Of that, 1,126 square miles (2,920 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860158
18701,175643.7%
188021,5381733.0%
189034,47860.1%
190030,156−12.5%
191031,7905.4%
192035,15510.6%
193040,90316.4%
194038,139−6.8%
195036,905−3.2%
196037,8612.6%
197035,012−7.5%
198036,8245.2%
199036,9150.2%
200036,291−1.7%
201036,3110.1%
Est. 201635,753[4]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2016[1]

Cowley County comprises the Arkansas City-Winfield, KS Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Wichita-Arkansas City-Winfield, KS Combined Statistical Area.

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[9]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.5% 8,270 28.1% 3,551 6.3% 800
2012 63.6% 8,081 34.0% 4,319 2.4% 310
2008 61.6% 8,492 36.4% 5,012 2.1% 283
2004 65.1% 9,407 33.4% 4,818 1.5% 222
2000 56.9% 8,080 39.0% 5,535 4.2% 595
1996 50.8% 7,872 36.1% 5,588 13.2% 2,039
1992 34.4% 5,422 34.2% 5,405 31.4% 4,957
1988 54.4% 7,778 43.3% 6,186 2.3% 322
1984 65.0% 10,008 33.7% 5,193 1.3% 198
1980 57.1% 8,749 35.8% 5,474 7.1% 1,089
1976 50.3% 7,513 47.5% 7,095 2.2% 323
1972 70.5% 10,332 24.5% 3,592 5.0% 729
1968 54.3% 8,070 33.7% 5,014 12.0% 1,777
1964 47.9% 7,092 51.3% 7,591 0.8% 114
1960 62.0% 10,276 37.4% 6,205 0.6% 99
1956 63.9% 6,734 35.6% 3,753 0.4% 46
1952 68.1% 11,454 31.2% 5,242 0.7% 116
1948 52.1% 8,102 45.3% 7,042 2.6% 397
1944 55.9% 8,453 43.5% 6,577 0.6% 90
1940 54.0% 9,684 45.3% 8,115 0.8% 136
1936 43.5% 8,378 56.1% 10,805 0.4% 72
1932 44.7% 7,657 50.7% 8,681 4.6% 788
1928 80.8% 12,701 17.9% 2,818 1.3% 202
1924 58.5% 8,529 21.7% 3,161 19.8% 2,887
1920 59.2% 7,352 38.1% 4,733 2.7% 329
1916 43.9% 5,297 49.4% 5,962 6.8% 816
1912 15.8% 1,113 35.9% 2,539 48.3% 3,414[a]
1908 42.4% 2,578 49.3% 2,995 8.3% 505
1904 61.3% 3,961 22.5% 1,456 16.1% 1,042
1900 50.5% 3,679 47.1% 3,436 2.4% 174
1896 45.1% 2,871 53.6% 3,410 1.2% 79
1892 49.1% 3,886 50.9% 4,023[b]
1888 53.4% 4,112 25.1% 1,933 21.5% 1,654

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Colleges[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Cowley County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  6. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  7. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  8. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2014.
  9. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
Notes
  1. These comprised 2,594 votes for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt (who carried the county) and 820 for Socialist Eugene V. Debs.
  2. 3,896 of these votes were for Populist James B. Weaver (who was supported by the state’s Democrats) and 127 for Prohibition Party candidate John Bidwell.

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