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Towanda is a city in Butler County, in the Wichita metro area.
The community name derives from Osage term for "many waters"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Towanda. For links to other places called Towanda, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Towanda is 37.797N. The longitude is -96.999W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,293 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,338.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Towanda demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Butler County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wichita area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67144 ZIP code.
26% of Towanda residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Towanda ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Towanda was $17,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Towanda residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Towanda, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $377. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $745.
Libraries in Towanda include Towanda Public Library ... View libraries
Butler County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Towanda political report.
The average commute time for Towanda workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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