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Overview

Introduction to Arkansas City, Kansas

Arkansas City, Kansas, in Cowley county, is located 46 miles S of Wichita, Kansas.

Arkansas City History

Arkansas City was founded in 1870, and is located between the Walnut and the Arkansas Rivers and the natives called it "Nichona" which meant a "place between the waters." Arkansas City is named after the Arkansas River. During the early 20th Century, the city had several busy rail lines, a manufacturing base, and a number of fine hotels. Part of the city's economy also depended upon agriculture. Today it is the home to Creekstone Farms Premium Beef LLC which is renowned for its meat processing. It has many manufacturing companies and also WalMart stores.

Arkansas City and nearby Attractions

  • Chisholm Trail Museum
  • Oklahoma Museum
  • Cowley County Historical Museum
  • Chaplin Nature Center
  • Cherokee Strip and Land Rush Museum

Things To Do In Arkansas City

Tourists can visit the Cherokee Strip and Land Rush Museum which exhibits various historical artifacts and explore the history of the area. At the Chaplin Nature Center there are about 225 species of birds, a wide species of trees like the sycamore and black walnut. You can also watch several reptiles such as the green snake. While in the city you can visit the Redwood Village Shopping Center. The city celebrates festivals like the Cherokee Strip Western Heritage Day, PrairieFest, and Arkalalah every year.

Arkansas City Transportation

Tulsa International Airport provides air transportation facility.

Arkansas City Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued through Cowley County Community College, Wichita State University, Butler County Community College, and Oklahoma State University - Main Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,198
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+5,035
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,619

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,231
% Above Poverty Level76.7%
% Below Poverty Level23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$642
Median House Value$66,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%
German19.9%
Irish11.7%
English6.8%
Dutch1.9%
Swedish1.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Polish0.3%
Somali0.2%
Greek0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Arkansas City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cowley County
Standard Zip Codes67005
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.06
Approximate Longitude-97.04

Arkansas City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEWKIRK 1 NW
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationBLACKWELL
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 43 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 95 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationWICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance46.1 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dexter378$49,063
Geuda Springs178$43,750
Oxford1,065$75,398
South Haven302$56,136
Udall644$47,400
Winfield12,283$57,447

Arkansas City Public Libraries

Arkansas City Public Library
120 E. 5TH AVENUE
Arkansas City, Kansas
(620) 442-1280

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Arkansas City Hospitals

South Central Ks Med Center
(Government - Local)
6401 Patterson Parkway
(620) 442-2500

Arkansas City Public Schools

Adams Elem
1201 N 10th
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2040
Primary
Total Enrollment 272
Arkansas City High
1200 W Radio Lane
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2010
High
Total Enrollment 810
Arkansas City Middle Sch
400 E Kansas Ave
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2030
Middle
Total Enrollment 619
C 4 Elem
11945 292nd Road
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2045
Primary
Total Enrollment 136
Frances Willard Elem
201 N 4th
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
I X L Elem
6758 322nd Road
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2055
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Jefferson Elem
131 Osage Ave
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2060
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Roosevelt Elem
300 North B
ZIP: 67005
(620) 441-2070
Primary
Total Enrollment 251

Arkansas City Private Schools

Ark City Christian Academy
901 N 5th St
ZIP: 67005
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Sacred Heart Catholic School
312 S B St
ZIP: 67005
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
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