Fowler, Kansas

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Fowler, Kansas
The Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location within Meade County and Kansas
Location within Meade County and Kansas
KDOT map of Meade County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°22′56″N 100°11′41″W / 37.38222°N 100.19472°W / 37.38222; -100.19472Coordinates: 37°22′56″N 100°11′41″W / 37.38222°N 100.19472°W / 37.38222; -100.19472
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMeade
Founded1880s
Platted1886
Incorporated1908
Named forGeorge Fowler
Area
 • Total0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,484 ft (757 m)
Population
 • Total590
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
532
 • Density1,300/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67844
Area code620
FIPS code20-24175 [4]
GNIS ID0470576 [5]
Websitefowlerkansas.com

Fowler is a city in Meade County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 590 lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Memorial Day Parade (1919)

Fowler was laid out and platted in 1886. It was named after George Fowler, the firstl owner of the town site.[7][8]

Fowler was a shipping place on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that Fowler has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Fowler has a semi-arid climate, shortened to "BSk" on climate maps.[10]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910473
19204903.6%
193072447.8%
1940563−22.2%
195077838.2%
1960717−7.8%
1970588−18.0%
19805920.7%
1990571−3.5%
2000567−0.7%
20105904.1%
Est. 2018532[3]−9.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 590 people, 231 households, and 150 families living in Fowler. The population density was 1,255.3 inhabitants per square mile (484.7/km2).91.5% of the people were White, 1.0% were African American, 0.7% were Native American, 0.8% were Asian, 4.1% from other races, and were 1.9% from two or more races. 12.9% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

2000 census[change | change source]

In 2000, there were 567 people, 234 households, and 146 families living in Fowler. The population density was 1,203.5 people per square mile (465.8/km²). 93.12% of the people were White, 0.18% were Native American, 5.29% were from other races, and 1.41% were from two or more races. 10.41% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[4]

Education[change | change source]

Two schools, Fowler Elementary School and Fowler High School, make up the Fowler Unified School District.[11]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  7. Sullivan, Frank Seymour (1916). A History of Meade County, Kansas. Crane & Company. pp. 34.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 238.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 678.
  10. Climate Summary for Fowler, Kansas
  11. "Front Page". Fowler Unified School District. Retrieved January 9, 2018.

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