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Arkansas City is a city in Cowley County, in the Winfield metro area.

The community was named for its location near the Arkansas River

The latitude of Arkansas City is 37.061N. The longitude is -97.038W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,119 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,788.


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Median household income
Local
$29,158
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Arkansas City demographic reports
Arkansas City is near the Oklahoma border
Thousands of settlers descended on the area in 1893 to stake claims in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush. The day before the race, the local population was estimated at 75,000, with land-seekers camped along the river banks and throughout the city
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 69. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • PrairieFest - June 1-2, 2007
  • Cherokee Strip Western Heritage Day - Sept. 16, 2007
  • Arkalalah - Oct. 23-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Arkansas City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Chaplin Nature Center
Historic sites and museums: Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum
Colleges and universities: Cowley County Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Arkansas City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cowley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67005 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Arkansas City residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Arkansas City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Arkansas City was $15,933, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Arkansas City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Arkansas City include Arkansas City Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Arkansas City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $643.


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Libraries in Arkansas City include Arkansas City Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Arkansas City include Arkansas City Traveler

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Cowley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Arkansas City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Arkansas City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Arkansas City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Arkansas City include Best Western Atrium Gardens, Super 8 Motel.

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