Cowley County KS Information


Cowley County Subdivisions

Cowley County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 36,632
Population in Households 34,628
Population in Familes 27,997
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,004
Population Density1 33
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 14,203
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 9,469
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,436 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,501 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,702 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,233 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $87,097
Average Home Value $115,914


Median Household Income $41,540
Average Household Income $55,591
Per Capita Income $22,310
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.03%
Households 0.3% 0.13%
Families 0.24% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cowley County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cowley County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 88th
Population Density1 # 26 76th
Diversity Index2 # 23 79th
Median Household Income # 81 24th
Per Capita Income # 89 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.