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Welcome to Arkansas City ...

The city of Arkansas City is located in Cowley County.

The location of Arkansas City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Arkansas City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Arkansas Citian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Arkansas City has a population of 11,866 people<3> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Arkansas City: Named after the Arkansas River.

Arkansas City is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Arkansas City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Arkansas City lies within the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Arkansas City: 67005<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Arkansas City had a population of 12,415 people (or 34.19% of the total population of Cowley County). This makes Arkansas City the county's most populous community.

The population of Arkansas City represents 0.44% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,415 people, the population of Arkansas City increased 3.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,963 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Arkansas City had an population of 11,866 people. This is a decrease of 4.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Arkansas City.

Communities near Arkansas City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Arkansas City and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Dexter   [Map]   274   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Geuda Springs   [Map]   178   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kellogg   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oxford   [Map]   1,012   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Silverdale   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
South Haven   [Map]   351   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Arkansas City.

Communities Also Named Arkansas City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Arkansas City - they are located in Arkansas and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Arkansas City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Arkansas City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Arkansas City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Arkansas City. Our list includes 40 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Arkansas City:

Websites for Arkansas City ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arkansas City ...

Looking for more information about Arkansas City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Arkansas City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Arkansas City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Cowley County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Arkansas City:

The official website for Cowley County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Arkansas City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Arkansas City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Arkansas City.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arkansas City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Arkansas City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Arkansas City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkansas City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arkansas City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arkansas City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkansas City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0689, Longitude: -97.0409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arkansas City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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