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Overview

Introduction to Winfield, Kansas

Winfield, Kansas, in Cowley county, is located 36 miles SE of Wichita, Kansas.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,283
Male Share of the Population52.9%
Female Share of the Population47.1%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+5,114
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,418
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,083
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,698

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,447
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$692
Median House Value$83,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.7%
German18.2%
English10.6%
Irish8.1%
Dutch2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Italian1.3%
Polish0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Czech0.8%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Winfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cowley County
Standard Zip Codes67156
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.26
Approximate Longitude-96.96

Winfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWINFIELD NO. 1
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 93 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationWELLINGTON
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationBLACKWELL
Distance34.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arkansas City12,198$47,231
Burden620$53,625
Dexter378$49,063
Geuda Springs178$43,750
Oxford1,065$75,398
Udall644$47,400

Winfield Public Libraries

Winfield Public Library
605 COLLEGE
Winfield, Kansas
(620) 221-4470

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Winfield Hospitals

William Newton Hospital
(Government - Local)
1300 East Fifth Avenue
(620) 221-2300

Winfield Public Schools

Country View Elem
16300 151st Road
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5155
Primary
Total Enrollment 134
Irving Elem
311 Harter
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5140
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Lowell Elem
1404 Millington
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5136
Primary
Total Enrollment 174
Webster Elem
900 E 12th
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5170
Primary
Total Enrollment 178
Whittier Elem
1400 Mound
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5150
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Winfield Correctional Institution
1806 Pinecrest Cr.
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-6003
Other
Winfield High
300 Viking Blvd
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5160
High
Total Enrollment 706
Winfield Intermediate School
400 East 9th
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5180
Middle
Total Enrollment 333
Winfield Middle School
130 Viking Blvd.
ZIP: 67156
(620) 221-5130
Middle
Total Enrollment 361

Winfield Private Schools

Holy Name Catholic School
700 Fuller St
ZIP: 67156
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Trinity Lutheran School
910 Mound St
ZIP: 67156
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
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