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Cowley County

Population in 2012: 12,340 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 

Males: 5,954  (48.3%)
Females: 6,386  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  33.8 years
Kansas median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 67005.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $34,629 (it was $29,158 in 2000)
Arkansas City:

$34,629
Kansas:

$48,964
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $16,832

Arkansas City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $63,077 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Arkansas City:

$63,077
Kansas:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $66,284; Detached houses: $68,158; Townhouses or other attached units: $30,554; In 2-unit structures: $68,358; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $93,216; Mobile homes: $28,227

Median gross rent in 2011: $601.

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  • White alone - 9,593 (77.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,718 (13.9%)
  • Black alone - 486 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 279 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 156 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 129 (1.0%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Arkansas City: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.7%), United States (8.3%), Scottish (3.8%), Dutch (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 7.51 square miles.

Population density: 1643 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Arkansas City:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Arkansas City city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

628 residents are foreign born (4.3% Latin America).

This city:  5.1%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Arkansas City, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Arkansas City to the number of sex offenders is 207 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,211 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $975 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (46.1 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (295.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Geuda Springs, KS (2.6 miles ), Newkirk, OK (3.6 miles ), Winfield, KS (3.6 miles ), Oxford, KS (4.0 miles ), Kildare, OK (4.2 miles) , Braman, OK (4.4 miles ), Dexter, KS (4.4 miles ), South Haven, KS (4.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.07 N, Longitude: 97.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -281 (-2.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,965 (56.5%)

Area code: 620

Arkansas City household income distribution Arkansas City home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Arkansas City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0001010010
per 100,000 0.00.00.08.50.08.80.00.08.00.0
Rapes 8115991010927
per 100,000 66.291.142.276.377.288.290.382.116.056.2
Robberies 11542117232
per 100,000 91.041.433.817.08.68.863.218.224.016.0
Assaults 48535257656664425861
per 100,000 397.2438.9439.2483.4557.3581.9578.0383.2464.2489.4
Burglaries 104871071126082828983126
per 100,000 860.6720.4903.7949.8514.4723.0740.5812.0664.31010.9
Thefts 462357462390395345313388393385
per 100,000 3822.92956.03902.03307.33386.83041.82826.73540.13145.53088.9
Auto thefts 27313029252220182023
per 100,000 223.4256.7253.4245.9214.4194.0180.6164.2160.1184.5
Arson 4645574614
per 100,000 33.149.733.842.442.961.736.154.78.032.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 401.8372.5381.9409.5374.7406.2397.1369.6322.9366.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Arkansas City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Kansas average:

2.68

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Arkansas City, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -1,092 (-8.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Arkansas City-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 222% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the Arkansas City city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 20.4 miles away from the city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arkansas City-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.0 miles away from Arkansas City center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from Arkansas City center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cowley County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Betty Roberts - Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Frank Marshall Davis - Activist, Darren Daulton - Baseball player, Delano Lewis - Diplomat, Dick Metz - Professional golfer, Eddie Crowder - Football player, Howard Engleman - Basketball player-coach, Jack Mitchell (American football) - Football player and coach, Jim Sherwood - Musician, Lionel Hollins - Basketball player-coach.


Hospital/medical center in Arkansas City:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL KS REGIONAL MED CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 216 WEST BIRCH AVENUE)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Arkansas City:

  • WILLIAM NEWTON HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; WINFIELD, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Arkansas City, KS

Airports located in Arkansas City:


See details about airports located in Arkansas City, KS

Local government website: www.arkcity.org

College/University in Arkansas City:

  • Cowley County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,028; Location: 125 S 2nd St; Public; Website: www.cowley.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Arkansas City:

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 31 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,664)
  • Wichita State University (about 48 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 53 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 66 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)
  • Langston University (about 79 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 85 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Tulsa (about 88 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)

Public high school in Arkansas City:

Private high school in Arkansas City:

  • ARK CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 73; Location: 901 N 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arkansas City:

Private elementary/middle school in Arkansas City:

  • SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 312 S B ST; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Arkansas City

Library in Arkansas City:

  • ARKANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $349,199; Location: 120 E. 5TH AVENUE; 43,415 books; 1,439 audio materials; 1,346 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 250 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under TV stations : KGBN-LP (Channel 27; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: DIANA KAY HALL) The new owner is Creative Media Services. Phone is 580-765-5491

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Notable locations in Arkansas City: Spring Hill Golf Course (A), Burlington Northern Santa Fe Arkansas City Railyard (B), Arkansas City Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Arkansas City Police Department (D), Arkansas City Hall (E), T G AND Y Family Center (F), Arkansas City Public Library (G), Cowley County Community College Renn Memorial Library (H), Cowley County Community College Recreation Building (I), Cowley County Community College W S Scott Auditorium (J), Arkansas City Senior Center (K), Arkansas City Recreation Center (L), Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce (M), Cowley County Community College William R Docking Dormitory (N), Cowley County Community College Oscar Kimmell Dormitory (O), Cowley County Community College Kirke W Dale Dormitory (P), Cowley County Community College D Robert Storbeck Dormitory (Q), Cowley County Community College Central Avenue Dormitory (R), Arkansas City Fire and Emergency Medical Services (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Redwood Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Arkansas City include: Arkansas City Missionary Baptist Church (A), Church of God in Christ (B), First Church of Christ Scientist (C), Harvest Fellowship Foursquare Church (D), Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (E), First Assembly of God Church (F), Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church (G), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (H), Bible Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Arkansas City include: Carver Park (1), Paris Park (2), Ranney Park (3), Wilson Park (4), Spring Hill Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum (31639 US Highway 77), Arkansas City City - Cherokee Strip Museum (South Summit Avenue), City of Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 120 West 5th Avenue).

Hotels: Garden Restaurant & Lounge (3232 North Summit Street), Crestview Motel (2401 North Summit Street), Best Western Hallmark Motor Inn (1617 North Summit Street), Victorian Inn (3228 North Summit Street), Town House Motor Inn (426 South Summit Street), Hallmark Scottich Inn (1617 North Summit Street).

 
Cowley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.9. This is about average.
City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 0.301. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.301
U.S.:

2.879
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 24.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

11.7

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arkansas City and their reported violations in the past:

ARKANSAS CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 11581, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-08-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and DEC-14-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-14-1999)
COWLEY CO RWD 3 (Population served: 2124, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In FEB-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-1999), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-19-1999), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and SEP-19-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-06-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUN-01-1995 and OCT-03-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-03-1995)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and JAN-14-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-1994)
COWLEY CO RWD 1 (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-25-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-02-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-1994)
COWLEY CO RWD 6 (Population served: 781, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.7%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Black residents, 30.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.9% for American Indian residents, 21.5% for other race residents, 59.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Arkansas City, KS

People in group quarters in Arkansas City in 2010:

  • 401 people in college/university student housing
  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 24 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Arkansas City in 2000:

  • 231 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 166 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 43 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Arkansas City compared to Kansas state average:

Arkansas City, Kansas environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Arkansas City (2011 data):

  • RCB Bank: Drive-In Branch, North Branch, South Summit Branch. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $1,997.6 mil, Deposits: $1,697.9 mil, headquarters in Claremore, OK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: Rcb Holding Company, Inc.
  • The Union State Bank: at 127 South Summit Street, branch established on 1908/12/30; Arkansas City Branch at 1339 North First, branch established on 1983/07/25. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $230.9 mil, Deposits: $183.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Docking Bancshares, Inc.
  • Cornerbank, National Association: Arkansas City Branch at 125 N. Summit Street, branch established on 1994/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $276.8 mil, Deposits: $206.0 mil, headquarters in Winfield, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Cornerstone Alliance, Ltd.
  • Community National Bank & Trust: Arkansas City Branch at 1801 North Summit, Suite D, branch established on 2011/05/02. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $766.3 mil, Deposits: $636.2 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Stock Exchange Bank, Caldwell, Kansas: Arkansas City Branch at 401 N. Summit, branch established on 2011/06/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $41.0 mil, Deposits: $37.4 mil, headquarters in Caldwell, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Stock Exchange Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Arkansas City, Kansas:

  • Regency Court Inn, 3232 N SMT, Arkansas City, KS 67005 , Phone: (620) 442-7700, Fax: (620) 442-1218
  • Super 8 , 3220 N Smt, Arkansas City, KS 67005 , Phone: (620) 442-8880, Fax: (620) 442-8885
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arkansas City, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Arkansas City travel time to work - commute


Arkansas City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Arkansas City (based on Cowley County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.91%
Here51.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents20.7%16.0%13.8%12.0%6.7%
Congregations19.4%10.4%6.0%3.0%4.5%
NameLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents6.1%4.4%3.0%2.7%14.6%
Congregations3.0%4.5%4.5%4.5%40.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Cowley County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Cowley County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cowley County:

30.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$25,620$34,1600$0
Other Government Administration 5$29,349$70,4380$0
Judicial and Legal 3$9,600$38,4000$0
Police Protection - Officers 25$94,908$45,5560$0
Police - Other 10$26,395$31,6745$5,172
Firefighters 21$87,294$49,8822$2,741
Fire - Other 1$2,922$35,0640$0
Streets and Highways 8$19,160$28,7401$810
Hospitals 132$397,435$36,13040$45,261
Solid Waste Management 15$35,769$28,6150$0
Sewerage 5$14,725$35,3400$0
Parks and Recreation 10$25,955$31,1462$1,977
Housing and Community Development(Local) 0$0 2$3,387
Water Supply 17$47,528$33,5490$0
Other and Unallocable 7$22,175$38,01413$9,425
Totals for Government 268$838,835$37,56065$68,773

Arkansas City government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $12,584,000 ($1019.77)
    Police Protection: $2,088,000 ($169.21)
    Water Utilities: $2,020,000 ($163.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,325,000 ($107.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,134,000 ($91.90)
    Sewerage: $1,046,000 ($84.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,005,000 ($81.44)
    General - Other: $915,000 ($74.15)
    Regular Highways: $806,000 ($65.32)
    Central Staff Services: $433,000 ($35.09)
    Libraries: $270,000 ($21.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $252,000 ($20.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $134,000 ($10.86)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $129,000 ($10.45)
    General Public Buildings: $118,000 ($9.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000 ($8.02)
    Health - Other: $54,000 ($4.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $405,000 ($32.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $325,000 ($26.34)
    Health - Other: $260,000 ($21.07)
    General - Other: $256,000 ($20.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($2.92)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,779,000 ($873.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($1.13)

Arkansas City government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,597,000 ($696.68)
    Sewerage: $1,962,000 ($159.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,184,000 ($95.95)
    All Other: $642,000 ($52.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $92,000 ($7.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($4.62)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($1.86)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($1.94)
    Health and Hospitals: $22,000 ($1.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $461,000 ($37.36)
    Fines and Forfeits: $428,000 ($34.68)
    General Revenue, NEC: $368,000 ($29.82)
    Interest Earnings: $242,000 ($19.61)
    Rents: $35,000 ($2.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($0.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,165,000 ($175.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,000,000 ($324.15)
    Highways: $457,000 ($37.03)
    General Local Government Support: $209,000 ($16.94)
    All Other: $45,000 ($3.65)
  • Tax - Property: $3,335,000 ($270.26)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,547,000 ($125.36)
    Public Utilities Sales: $987,000 ($79.98)
    Other License: $37,000 ($3.00)
    Other Selective Sales: $34,000 ($2.76)

Arkansas City government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,839,000 ($1040.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,646,000 ($943.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,288,000 ($266.45)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,095,000 ($169.77)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $2,978,000 ($241.33)
    Beginning: $163,000 ($13.21)

Arkansas City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,470,000 ($443.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,000 ($9.08)

5.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sedgwick County, KS  1.09% ($26,526 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.49% ($28,593)
from Kay County, OK  0.35% ($25,791)


6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,307 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sedgwick County, KS  1.42% ($34,382 average AGI)
to Sumner County, KS  0.43% ($21,453)
to Kay County, OK  0.41% ($31,440)

Strongest AM radio stations in Arkansas City:

  • KSOK (1280 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Arkansas City:

  • KSOK-FM (95.9 FM; WINFIELD, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KACY (102.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: THIRD COAST BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAXR (91.3 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSJM (107.9 FM; WINFIELD, KS; Owner: SHERMAN BROADCAST GROUP INC.)
  • KBDD (91.9 FM; WINFILED, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KANR (92.7 FM; BELLE PLAINE, KS; Owner: DANIEL D. SMITH)
  • K201FZ (88.1 FM; ARKANSAS, KS; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KLVV (88.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • KIXR (104.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: MUR-THOM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K212DX (90.3 FM; PONCA CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KWME (93.5 FM; WELLINGTON, KS; Owner: JOHNSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K278AF (103.5 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Arkansas City:

  • K54FZ (Channel 54; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KGBN-LP (Channel 27; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: DIANA KAY HALL)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Arkansas City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23
Total length: 88 meters (289ft)
Total costs: $4,046,000
Total average daily traffic: 59,916
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,198

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 7
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 4
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Arkansas City, KS


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 194
  • Hazardous Condition: 61
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Arkansas City


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arkansas City, KS

Most common first names in Arkansas City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary14580.1 years
John13375.4 years
William12876.4 years
Charles10375.9 years
James10372.3 years
Robert10271.7 years
George6776.6 years
Dorothy5774.2 years
Walter5077.3 years
Helen5081.4 years
Most common last names in Arkansas City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7877.0 years
Brown6677.5 years
Johnson5076.1 years
Wilson4481.7 years
Williams4375.3 years
Miller4079.4 years
Jones3576.3 years
Martin3573.7 years
White3480.2 years
Davis3378.8 years
Businesses in Arkansas City, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Arby's1Nike3
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1SONIC Drive-In1
Blockbuster1Sears1
ColorTyme1Super 82
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Goodwill4U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
Browse common businesses in Arkansas City, KS


Arkansas City on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally retarded (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 (67005) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries"
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