Arkansas City, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 11,669 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 5,640  (48.3%)
Females: 6,029  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67005.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,355 (it was $29,158 in 2000)
Arkansas City:

$44,355
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,162 (it was $15,933 in 2000)

Arkansas City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $68,868 (it was $43,100 in 2000)
Arkansas City:

$68,868
KS:

$163,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Arkansas City: 73.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.4%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.1% for Black residents, 30.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.4% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)
  • Races in Arkansas City, KS (2019)
    • 8,11268.3%White alone
    • 2,55321.5%Hispanic
    • 5364.5%Two or more races
    • 4623.9%Black alone
    • 1951.6%American Indian alone
    • 570.5%Asian alone

Races in Arkansas City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 73 registered sex offenders living in Arkansas City, Kansas as of April 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Arkansas City is 168 to 1.


Crime rates in Arkansas City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(77.2)
10
(88.2)
10
(90.3)
9
(82.1)
2
(16.0)
7
(56.2)
11
(89.3)
8
(65.1)
5
(41.1)
11
(91.0)
13
(108.3)
7
(59.4)
11
(93.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(8.6)
1
(8.8)
7
(63.2)
2
(18.2)
3
(24.0)
2
(16.0)
4
(32.5)
3
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.8)
3
(25.0)
1
(8.5)
5
(42.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
65
(557.3)
66
(581.9)
64
(578.0)
42
(383.2)
58
(464.2)
61
(489.4)
72
(584.3)
51
(415.2)
53
(436.0)
44
(364.1)
47
(391.4)
42
(356.2)
49
(418.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(514.4)
82
(723.0)
82
(740.5)
89
(812.0)
83
(664.3)
126
(1,011)
117
(949.5)
98
(797.9)
85
(699.2)
80
(662.0)
99
(824.4)
87
(737.9)
81
(691.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
395
(3,387)
345
(3,042)
313
(2,827)
388
(3,540)
393
(3,146)
385
(3,089)
366
(2,970)
361
(2,939)
295
(2,427)
335
(2,772)
450
(3,747)
390
(3,308)
326
(2,782)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
25
(214.4)
22
(194.0)
20
(180.6)
18
(164.2)
20
(160.1)
23
(184.5)
20
(162.3)
19
(154.7)
23
(189.2)
24
(198.6)
33
(274.8)
33
(279.9)
27
(230.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(42.9)
7
(61.7)
4
(36.1)
6
(54.7)
1
(8.0)
4
(32.1)
4
(32.5)
3
(24.4)
2
(16.5)
4
(33.1)
1
(8.3)
1
(8.5)
1
(8.5)
City-Data.com crime index364.4395.0386.2359.4314.0356.7396.3344.6297.7326.2401.9327.6349.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Arkansas City, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 30 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Kansas average:

2.41
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Ancestries: American (13.2%), German (11.5%), English (6.0%), Irish (4.6%), European (2.4%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1100 feet

Land area: 7.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,553 people per square mile   (low).

Arkansas City, Kansas map

751 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

6.3%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,471 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,207 (2.0%)

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:

Parkerfield, KS (1.5 miles ),
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 )

Latitude: 37.07 N, Longitude: 97.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +332 (+2.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,870 (60.0%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Arkansas City, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Arkansas City, KS in 2019
Arkansas City satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $190,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $183,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Arkansas City, KS residents
Average permit cost in Arkansas City, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Arkansas City, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.0%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.0%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.4%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Arkansas City, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)

Average climate in Arkansas City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Arkansas City, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.0. This is about average.

City:

71.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2008 was 0.00714. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00714
U.S.:

0.26671
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 0.301. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.301
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Arkansas City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 117% 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 significantly above Kansas state average. It is 882% 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 44.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 107.2 miles away from Arkansas City 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 35.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from Arkansas City center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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).
Arkansas City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Arkansas City:

  • SOUTH CENTRAL KS MED CENTER (Government - Local, 6401 PATTERSON PARKWAY)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS HOME CARE (6403 PATTERSON PARKWAY)
  • ARKANSAS CITY PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (1711 N 4TH ST)
  • MEDICALODGE NORTH OF ARKANSAS CITY (2575 GREENWAY)
  • MEDICALODGE POST-ACUTE AND REHAB (2575 GREENWAY PO BOX 19)
  • MEDICALODGES ARKANSAS CITY (203 E OSAGE AVE)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL KS REG MED CENTE (216 W BIRCH AVE)

Airports located in Arkansas City:

See details about airports located in Arkansas City, KS

College/University in Arkansas City:

  • Cowley County Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,173; 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: 3,414)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 45 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 46 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 47 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 48 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 50 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Butler Community College (about 52 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)

Public high school in Arkansas City:

Private high school in Arkansas City:

  • ARK CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 79, Location: 901 N 5TH ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Arkansas City:

  • ARKANSAS CITY MIDDLE SCH (Students: 658, Location: 400 E KANSAS AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEM (Students: 260, Location: 300 NORTH B, Grades: PK-5)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM (Students: 250, Location: 131 OSAGE AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • FRANCES WILLARD ELEM (Students: 246, Location: 201 N 4TH, Grades: PK-5)
  • I X L ELEM (Students: 216, Location: 6758 322ND ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • C 4 ELEM (Students: 173, Location: 11945 292ND ROAD, Grades: PK-5)
  • ADAMS ELEM (Location: 1201 N 10TH, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Arkansas City:

  • SACRED HEART CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 80, 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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

COWLEY CO RWD 3 (Population served: 2,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-21-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
COWLEY CO RWD 1 (Population served: 1,500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
COWLEY CO RWD 6 (Population served: 797, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Arkansas City that have no violations reported:

  • ARKANSAS CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 12,340, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Arkansas City:

Marital status in Arkansas City, KS
  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

For population 25 years and over in Arkansas City:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Arkansas City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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-
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. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Arkansas City:

48.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.7%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Arkansas City:

21.9%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Arkansas City:

33.5%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.7%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Arkansas City, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Hospitals 135$498,042$44,27014$27,096
Police Protection - Officers 25$124,684$59,8480$0
Firefighters 22$100,170$54,6380$0
Parks and Recreation 13$40,362$37,2570$0
Water Supply 11$36,892$40,2460$0
Solid Waste Management 9$23,071$30,7610$0
Streets and Highways 7$20,380$34,9370$0
Other Government Administration 6$35,619$71,2380$0
Financial Administration 6$28,436$56,8720$0
Health 4$12,243$36,7290$0
Sewerage 4$14,355$43,0650$0
Police - Other 3$7,106$28,4240$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,099$48,3960$0
Other and Unallocable 2$10,046$60,2760$0
Fire - Other 1$2,312$27,7440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$7,276
Natural Resources 0$0 1$3,826
Totals for Government 251$965,816$46,17416$38,199

Arkansas City government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $14,810,000 ($1269.17)
    Regular Highways: $3,192,000 ($273.55)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,753,000 ($235.92)
    Central Staff Services: $2,353,000 ($201.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,138,000 ($183.22)
    Water Utilities: $2,074,000 ($177.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,092,000 ($93.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,073,000 ($91.95)
    Regular Highways: $1,038,000 ($88.95)
    Sewerage: $666,000 ($57.07)
    Financial Administration: $604,000 ($51.76)
    Natural Resources - Other: $230,000 ($19.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $211,000 ($18.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $150,000 ($12.85)
    General - Other: $121,000 ($10.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $126,000 ($10.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $347,000 ($29.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $221,000 ($18.94)
    Natural Resources - Other: $57,000 ($4.88)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($2.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($1.71)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($1.54)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($1.29)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,536,000 ($731.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $242,000 ($20.74)

Arkansas City government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,969,000 ($168.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,502,000 ($128.72)
    Other: $1,317,000 ($112.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $24,000 ($2.06)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $509,000 ($43.62)
    Fines and Forfeits: $429,000 ($36.76)
    Interest Earnings: $58,000 ($4.97)
    Rents: $36,000 ($3.09)
    Donations From Private Sources: $34,000 ($2.91)
    Special Assessments: $31,000 ($2.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,937,000 ($337.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $989,000 ($84.75)
    Other: $66,000 ($5.66)
    General Local Government Support: $39,000 ($3.34)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,596,000 ($393.86)
    Property: $4,138,000 ($354.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,162,000 ($99.58)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $109,000 ($9.34)
    Other Selective Sales: $102,000 ($8.74)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.26)
    Amusements License: $2,000 ($0.17)

Arkansas City government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,849,000 ($3843.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,161,000 ($2756.11)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,175,000 ($1214.76)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,533,000 ($474.16)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,382,000 ($461.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,487,000 ($127.43)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $152,000 ($13.03)

Arkansas City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,609,000 ($1166.25)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,382,000 ($461.22)

4.92% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


5.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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 between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)
Businesses in Arkansas City, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1SONIC Drive-In1
ColorTyme1Sears1
FedEx1Super 82
Ford1Taco Bell1
Goodwill4U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

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
See more detailed statistics of Arkansas City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 50Number of bridges
  • 735ft / 224mTotal length
  • $14,711,000Total costs
  • 110,170Total average daily traffic
  • 14,187Total average daily truck traffic
  • 147,359Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic
New bridges in Arkansas City, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 151930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Arkansas City, KS

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 136. The highest number of fire incidents - 206 took place in 2011, and the least - 15 in 2008. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Arkansas City, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (58.4%), and Structure Fires (26.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Arkansas City, KS
    • 1,35458.4%Outside Fires
    • 62126.8%Structure Fires
    • 24010.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1034.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Arkansas City, KS

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

  • Super 8, 3220 N Smt, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005 , Phone: (620) 442-8880, Fax: (620) 442-8885
  • Best Western Plus Patterson Park Inn, 6100 Patterson Pkwy, Arkansas City, Kansas 67005 , Phone: (620) 307-6767, Fax: (620) 307-6769
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Arkansas City, Kansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Arkansas City, KS
  • 82.7%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Arkansas City, KS
  • 66.2%Utility gas
  • 31.0%Electricity
  • 1.9%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood


Arkansas City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
There are 15 pilots and 169 other airmen in this city.
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