Arkansas City, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Arkansas City, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Arkansas City had a population of 12,209 as of July 1, 2018. Arkansas City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Arkansas City is located at latitude 37.0725 and longitude -97.0384 in Cowley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Arkansas City (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cowley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,115 feet.

The City of Arkansas City (GNIS ID: 485541) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Arkansas City: Adelphi, Creswell, Fernandina, Walnut City.

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Arkansas City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,209
Population in Households 11,648
Population in Familes 9,143
Population in Group Qrtrs 561
Population Density2 1,317
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $37,197
Average Household Income $47,291
Per Capita Income $18,815


Total Housing Units 5,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,589 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,114 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 980 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $71,921
Average Home Value $87,428


Total Households 4,703
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,940
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.38%
Households -0.24% -0.39%
Families -0.36% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

Arkansas City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Arkansas City to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 30 96th
Population Density # 150 78th
Diversity Index # 26 96th
Median Household Income # 627 7th
Per Capita Income # 640 5th

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