Introduction to Winfield, Kansas

Winfield, Kansas, in Cowley county, is located 36 miles SE of Wichita, Kansas. The city has a population of 12,206.

Winfield History

Colonel E. C. Manning bought the area from Chetopah - the Chief of Osage, in 1870. It was initially used as a trail by the Native Americans and later by the white settlers. The first train entered the city of Winfield in 1879. Many railroads, churches, schools and banks made Winfield a business hub by 1900. Presently, it is recognized as a prominent cultural center.

Winfield and nearby Attractions

  • Island Park
  • Cowley County Historical Society Museum
  • Winfield Aquatic Center
  • Quail Ridge Golf Course

Things To Do In Winfield

Tourists love to visit the Cowley County Historical Society Museum. Parks that are commonly visited include the Island Park and the Albright Park. A visit to the Winfield Aquatic Center is a fun-filled experience too. Quail Ridge Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. Winfield City Lake is also worth visiting. Tourists can be a part of the famous Walnut Valley Festival and National Flatpicking Contest, which are organized by the city every year. Other annual events are Winfield's Art in the Park, Kanza Days, and Cowley County Fair.

Winfield Transportation

Stillwater Regional Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Winfield Higher Education

Southwestern College is located in Winfield. The other higher education institutes from where one can avail higher education include the Cowley County Community College, Friends University, and Butler County Community College.


Total Population 12,286
Male Share of the Population 53.5%
Female Share of the Population 46.5%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,188
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 44%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,942
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,199


Median Family Income $55,377
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $84,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 8.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Winfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 36 miles SE of Wichita, Kansas
County Cowley
Standard Zip Codes 67156
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.239
Longitude -96.995

Winfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINFIELD NO. 1
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Winfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

New Salem (67156)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arkansas City 12,253 $47,978
Burden 533 $51,250
Dexter 370 $50,667
Geuda Springs 193 $42,750
Oxford 1,135 $73,929

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Winfield Public Libraries

Winfield Public Library
Winfield, Kansas
(620) 221-4470
Library Web Site

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Winfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(620) 221-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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