Winfield, Kansas

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Winfield, Kansas
Cowley County National Bank Building (2013) (National Register of Historic Places)
Cowley County National Bank Building (2013)
(National Register of Historic Places)
Location within Cowley County and Kansas
Location within Cowley County and Kansas
KDOT map of Cowley County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°14′23″N 96°59′44″W / 37.23972°N 96.99556°W / 37.23972; -96.99556Coordinates: 37°14′23″N 96°59′44″W / 37.23972°N 96.99556°W / 37.23972; -96.99556[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCowley
TownshipWalnut, Vernon, P.V.
Founded1870 [2]
Incorporated1873 [2]
Government
 • City managerJeremy Willmoth[3]
Area
 • Total12.93 sq mi (33.49 km2)
 • Land11.56 sq mi (29.94 km2)
 • Water1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)  10.60%
Elevation1,129 ft (344 m)
Population
 • Total12,301
 • Estimate 
(2016)[6]
12,284
 • Density950/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67156
Area code620
FIPS code20-79950 [1]
GNIS ID0469556 [1]
Websitewinfieldks.org

Winfield is a city and county seat of Cowley County, Kansas, United States.[7] It is on the Walnut River in South Central Kansas. In 2010 12,301 people lived there. It is the second biggest city in Cowley County.[8]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

Winfield was created in 1870.[2]

Geography[change | change source]

Winfield is located 17 miles (27 km) north of the Kansas-Oklahoma state border. It is at the junction of U.S. Routes 77 and 160. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 12.93 square miles (33.49 km2). Of that, 11.56 square miles (29.94 km2) is land and 1.37 square miles (3.55 km2) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870472
18802,844502.5%
18905,18482.3%
19005,5547.1%
19106,70020.6%
19207,93318.4%
19309,39818.5%
19409,5061.1%
195010,2648.0%
196011,1178.3%
197011,4052.6%
198010,736−5.9%
199011,93111.1%
200012,2062.3%
201012,3010.8%
Est. 201612,284[6]0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[5] says there were 12,301 people, 4,600 households, and 2,848 families living in Winfield.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Winfield, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 History of Cowley County Kansas; D.A. Millington / E.P. Greer; Winfield Courier; 162 pages; 1901.
  3. Administration; City of Windfield.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.

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