Cowley County is located in south-central Kansas. The County Seat is Winfield and the largest city is Arkansas City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.cowleycounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 35,963 and the 2010 census population was 36,311. The land area is 1,125.75 square miles and there are 32.3 persons per square mile.
89.5% of the population is White, 2.9% is Black or African American, 10.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.7% is Asian, 2.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.3% is two or more races. 88% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,600, there are 13,867 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,519, the median household income is $41,878, and 17.6% of the persons in Cowley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,632. Retail sales (in $1000) were $317,199, and sales per capita were $9,291. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.5%.
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