Towanda, Kansas

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Towanda, Kansas

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Comparative Profile of Towanda, Kansas

Comparing Towanda to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 3
Working at Home 5 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
People Living Alone 2 2

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Towanda Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles E of Wichita, Kansas
County Butler
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67144
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.797
Longitude -96.999

Towanda Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
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Towanda Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,338 100%
Male 656 49%
Female 682 51%
Under 18 392 29.3%
18+ 946 70.7%
65+ 161 12%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.14
White 1,295 96.8%
African-American 5 0.4%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 27 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Towanda Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,355
Growth 17
Growth % 1.3%

Towanda Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.2%
US/American 14.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
Irish 10.9%
English 9.7%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Scottish 3.5%
Dutch 2.1%
Italian 2%
Polish 2%
Swiss 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Welsh 1.2%
British 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Scandinavian 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Towanda 1,338 $47,188
Andover 6,698 $65,781
Augusta 8,423 $51,886
Benton 827 $58,214
El Dorado 12,057 $40,461
Leon 645 $48,000
Potwin 457 $42,500

Towanda Public Libraries

Towanda Public Library
Towanda, Kansas
(316) 536-2464

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Towanda High Schools (2004)

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Serves 471 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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