Cowley County KS Information


Cowley County Subdivisions

Cowley County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,176
Daytime Population: Workers 14,784
Daytime Population: Residents 19,922
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 34,706
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 34,172
Population in Familes 27,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,004
Population Density2 32
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $44,001
Average Household Income $58,512
Per Capita Income $23,269


Total Housing Units 16,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,405 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,508 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,501 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $88,832
Average Home Value $115,484


Total Households 13,913
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,234
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% -0.19%
Households -0.03% -0.19%
Families -0.14% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.08%


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, 2017 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 Density # 25 76th
Diversity Index # 22 80th
Median Household Income # 83 22nd
Per Capita Income # 91 14th

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