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Dexter is a city in Cowley County, in the Winfield metro area.
The community was named for a horse - a trotter owned by Robert Bonner of New York.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Dexter. For links to other places called Dexter, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dexter is 37.177N. The longitude is -96.714W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 353.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dexter 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 67038 ZIP code.
17% of Dexter residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dexter ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dexter was $12,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Dexter residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Dexter, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $204. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $456.
Cowley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dexter political report.
The average commute time for Dexter workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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