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Cowley County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 35,383 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 36,291 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,500
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,040
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,949
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,400 (it was 4,090 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

32%

Land area: 1126 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cowley County: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.4%), Manufacturing (21.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cowley County, KS (2019)
    • 28,00079.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,94011.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,3743.9%Two or more races
    • 1,0002.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5741.6%Asian alone
    • 4721.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 220.06%Some other race alone
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.3 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 17,793  (50.3%)
Females: 17,590  (49.7%)
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Average household size:
Cowley County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,195 ($34,406 in 1999)
This county:

$52,195
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $485 (lower quartile is $355, upper quartile is $584)
This county:

$485
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $95,621 (it was $55,200 in 2000)
Cowley:

$95,621
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,447 - $173,939
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,089
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $452

Institutionalized population: 1,076

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 80
  • Thefts: 109
  • Auto thefts: 16

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 96
  • Auto thefts: 11
Cowley County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2001: 59 buildings, average cost: $114,200
  • 2002: 68 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 41 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2007: 73 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2009: 30 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2011: 36 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2012: 32 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2015: 36 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2016: 32 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2018: 28 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2019: 34 buildings, average cost: $161,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Cowley, KS residents
Average permit cost in Cowley, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,751 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,408 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Cowley, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cowley, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cowley, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.5%
Cowley County:

13.5%
Kansas:

11.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.1% for Black residents, 26.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.6% for American Indian residents, 59.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.5% for other race residents, 21.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.3 years old
(Males: 37.6 years old, Females: 41.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.3 years old, Black residents: 32.4 years old, American Indian residents: 50.3 years old, Asian residents: 46.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.7 years old, Other race residents: 22.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cowley County is $406 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $630 a month.

Cities in this county include: Winfield, Arkansas City, Udall, Burden, Parkerfield, Dexter, Atlanta, Cambridge.

Cowley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cowley County: Meade Country Club (A), Meade State Park West Shore Campground (B), Plains Wastewater Plant (C), Fowler Wastewater Plant (D), Meade County Landfill (E), Meade Wastewater Plant (F), Meade County Fairgrounds (G), Meade State Park Artesian Well Campground (H), XIT Ranch (I), XI Ranch (J), Meade State Park Rangers Office (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cowley County include: Countryside Bible Church (A), Hope Christian Church (B), Plains View Mennonite Church (C), Friends Chapels (D), Elsie Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCauley Cemetery (1), Wilburn Cemetery (2), Lockhart Cemetery (3), Graceland Cemetery (4), Fowler Cemetery (5), Mertilla Cemetery (6), Seward Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wildhorse Lake (A), Mayberry Lake (B), Sealock Lake (C), McClane Lake (D), Lake Meade (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Remuda Creek (A), Skunkie Arroyo (B), Shorts Creek (C), Spring Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cowley County include: Meade State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (1), Meade State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Coconino County, Arizona , Gallatin County, Illinois , Jessamine County, Kentucky , Meade County , Ohio County, Kentucky , Stevens County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in Cowley, KS
County total employment by year in Cowley, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Cowley, KS

Current college students: 2,584
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,283 (58.2% naturalized citizens)

Cowley County:

3.6%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2752010 or later
  • 2532000 to 2009
  • 2861990 to 1999
  • 3531980 to 1989
  • 751970 to 1979
  • 49Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.6%

Cowley County marital status for males Cowley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,933
  • One, attached: 70
  • Two: 309
  • 3 or 4: 520
  • 5 to 9: 335
  • 10 to 19: 120
  • 20 to 49: 184
  • 50 or more: 278
  • Mobile homes: 1,555
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Housing units in Cowley County with a mortgage: 4,667 (68 second mortgage, 200 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,577

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cowley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,41950
Mainline Protestant6,56423
Catholic2,5002
Black Protestant5244
Other5024
None18,802-
Cowley County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Cowley County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Cowley County:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cowley County:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Cowley County:

30.1%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Cowley County:

Average size of farms: 687 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $62,157
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.22
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $56,975
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.29%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,227
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.43%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.61
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.99%
Corn for grain: 3883 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 100683 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 7143 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 23766 harvested acres
Vegetables: 17 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 53 acres

Tornado activity:

Cowley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4314215.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/9/1994, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cowley County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 858% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Cowley County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 118.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from Cowley County center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding,landslides,and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4449, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 2018 - October 15, 2018, FEMA Id: 4417, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2016 to September 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4287: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4287, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1849: June 25, 2009, FEMA Id: 1849, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1848: June 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1848, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 17, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1808: October 31, 2008, FEMA Id: 1808, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cowley County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cowley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,565 (81.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,640 (11.5%)
  • Bus: 17 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 133 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 503 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 346 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Laos (11%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Russia (4%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cowley County


  • American (21%)
  • German (14%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cowley County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 595 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 518 people in state prisons
  • 338 people in nursing homes
  • 187 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 79 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 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

People in group quarters in Cowley County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 777 people in college/university student housing
  • 557 people in state prisons
  • 390 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 106 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,436.

4.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.64% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($19,782 average AGI)
2.27% relocated from other states ($18,022 average AGI)
Cowley County:

2.27%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sedgwick County, KS  1.04% ($37,704 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.45% ($44,203)
from Kay County, OK  0.33% ($27,419)
from Butler County, KS  0.18% ($31,696)


5.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.07% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($19,912 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($16,959 average AGI)
Cowley County:

2.57%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  1.40% ($35,984 average AGI)
to Sumner County, KS  0.42% ($36,273)
to Kay County, OK  0.31% ($28,225)
to Butler County, KS  0.29% ($50,921)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1

Births per 1000 population in Cowley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Cowley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cowley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cowley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cowley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cowley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cowley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cowley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cowley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,402 (5,367 aged, 1,035 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 670 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cowley County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (777)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (504)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (494)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (452)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (385)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (281)
  • Congestive heart failure (242)
  • Unspecified dementia (190)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (133)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (73)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.59
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,363
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 221
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,074

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,201
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,099
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 79

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 145.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 35,383
  • Male householders: 6,678 (1,781 living alone), Female householders: 6,930 (2,254 living alone)
  • 6,796 spouses (6,768 opposite-sex spouses), 916 unmarried partners, (861 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,094 children (8,288 natural, 276 adopted, 524 stepchildren), 919 grandchildren, 225 brothers or sisters, 207 parents, 60 foster children, 539 other relatives, 833 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,250

Size of family households: 4,248 2-persons, 1,779 3-persons, 1,728 4-persons, 833 5-persons, 181 6-persons, 172 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,133 1-person, 523 2-persons, 65 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

4,662 married couples with children.
2,430 single-parent households (719 men, 1,711 women).

93.1% of residents of Cowley speak English at home.
5.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $268,098,000 ($7,495 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $67,783,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $95,612,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,985,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,266,000
Federal grants: $41,290,000
Federal procurement contracts: $69,567,000 ($63,312,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,379,000 ($385,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,565,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,604,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,963,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,468
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,256
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +314
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,466
Here -42 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cowley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.90 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Cowley County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Cowley County, Kansas
  • 1742014 or later
  • 1352010 to 2013
  • 1,0512000 to 2009
  • 1,5051990 to 1999
  • 1,6741980 to 1989
  • 2,3751970 to 1979
  • 1,3091960 to 1969
  • 2,1651950 to 1959
  • 8771940 to 1949
  • 4,9041939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cowley County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cowley County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cowley County, Kansas
  • 151 room
  • 332 rooms
  • 2283 rooms
  • 8954 rooms
  • 1,6185 rooms
  • 2,2156 rooms
  • 1,6527 rooms
  • 9398 rooms
  • 1,5819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cowley County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cowley County, Kansas
  • 571 room
  • 1432 rooms
  • 6383 rooms
  • 9714 rooms
  • 1,0625 rooms
  • 8536 rooms
  • 3427 rooms
  • 1968 rooms
  • 1479+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cowley County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cowley County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cowley County, Kansas
  • 15no bedroom
  • 2471 bedroom
  • 2,2492 bedrooms
  • 4,4223 bedrooms
  • 1,6604 bedrooms
  • 5825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cowley County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cowley County, Kansas
  • 78no bedroom
  • 7631 bedroom
  • 1,9392 bedrooms
  • 1,4053 bedrooms
  • 1864 bedrooms
  • 595+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cowley County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cowley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cowley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 139no vehicle
  • 2,1681 vehicle
  • 3,3062 vehicles
  • 2,2333 vehicles
  • 8884 vehicles
  • 4815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cowley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cowley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 622no vehicle
  • 1,8521 vehicle
  • 1,4082 vehicles
  • 3543 vehicles
  • 1244 vehicles
  • 455+ vehicles

83.2% of Cowley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Kansas.

Cowley County:

83.2%
State average:

83.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,444
  • Other state: 10,389
  • Northeast: 566
  • Midwest: 3,136
  • South: 4,913
  • West: 1,761
Year householders moved into unit in Cowley County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cowley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Electricity
  • 14.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.8%Utility gas
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 6.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 173
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 150
Here:

7.9%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 581
Here:

29.7%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cowley County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,201,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $138,000
    Regular Highways: $66,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,970,000
    Regular Highways: $3,484,000
    Police Protection: $2,204,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,416,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,023,000
    Corrections - Other: $928,000
    Financial Administration: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Central Staff Services: $551,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $264,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $852,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,280,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,231,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,367,000
    Public Welfare: $872,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,953,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,129,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $128,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $123,000
    Individual Income: $87,000
    Other License: $15,000

Cowley County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,201,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $138,000
    Regular Highways: $66,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,970,000
    Regular Highways: $3,484,000
    Police Protection: $2,204,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,416,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,023,000
    Corrections - Other: $928,000
    Financial Administration: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Central Staff Services: $551,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $264,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $852,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,280,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,231,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,367,000
    Public Welfare: $872,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,953,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,129,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $128,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $123,000
    Individual Income: $87,000
    Other License: $15,000

Cowley County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,201,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $138,000
    Regular Highways: $66,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,970,000
    Regular Highways: $3,484,000
    Police Protection: $2,204,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,416,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,023,000
    Corrections - Other: $928,000
    Financial Administration: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Central Staff Services: $551,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $264,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $852,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,280,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,231,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,367,000
    Public Welfare: $872,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,953,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,129,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $128,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $123,000
    Individual Income: $87,000
    Other License: $15,000

Cowley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,201,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $138,000
    Regular Highways: $66,000
    Correctional Institutions: $28,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,970,000
    Regular Highways: $3,484,000
    Police Protection: $2,204,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,416,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,023,000
    Corrections - Other: $928,000
    Financial Administration: $806,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $725,000
    Central Staff Services: $551,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $264,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $53,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $852,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,280,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,535,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $745,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $221,000
    Regular Highways: $195,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,231,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,367,000
    Public Welfare: $872,000
    General Local Government Support: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,953,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,129,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $203,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $128,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $123,000
    Individual Income: $87,000
    Other License: $15,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 726
  • Number of aged recipients: 44
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 682
  • Number of recipients under 18: 102
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 509
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 115
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 293
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 311
Most common first names in Cowley County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary30380.1 years
John28775.1 years
William27876.8 years
James21572.9 years
Charles20875.8 years
Robert19971.2 years
George14877.3 years
Ruth11480.7 years
Dorothy10875.8 years
Helen10581.7 years
Most common last names in Cowley County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17176.6 years
Brown11177.0 years
Miller10178.6 years
Johnson9378.3 years
Williams9176.2 years
Wilson8181.9 years
Martin7074.9 years
Davis6479.6 years
Jones6473.1 years
Thompson6078.0 years
Businesses in Cowley County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike4
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut2
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Econo Lodge1Sears2
FedEx2Super 82
Ford2Taco Bell2
Goodwill4True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS2
Kroger2Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart2
Lane Furniture3Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1