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Located in: Cowley County (see below)

Time Zone: Arkansas City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (620)

ZIP Code: 67005<1>

Elevation: 1,080 feet [329.18 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Arkansas City)


2016:<3>     12,063   (2.84% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     12,415   (3.78% increase since 2000)
2000:     11,963

Total Area:<4>   9.38 sq. miles [24.3 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   5,646

Official Website: www.arkcity.org/

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Arkansas City. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   37° 4' 8"
Lon:   -97° 2' 27"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Arkansas City

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Arkansas City

GNIS ID:   485541
FIPS State / Place Code:   20 / 02300

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Arkansas City)

About Cowley County

The city of Winfield is the County Seat for Cowley County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Cowley)


2016:     35,753   (1.54% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     36,311
2000:     36,291

Total Area:   1,132 sq. miles [2,933 km²]

Housing Units:   16,030

Official Website:   www.cowleycounty.org/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Cowley

GNIS ID:   484987
FIPS State / County Code:   20 / 035

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Arkansas City)

About Kansas

From the US Census


2016:     2,907,289   (1.9% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,853,118   (6.13% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,688,418

Websites for State of Kansas

Official Website:   www.kansas.gov/
Tourism:   ksoutdoors.com/
Parks:   ksoutdoors.com/State-Parks/
Fishing:   ksoutdoors.com/Fishing/
Hunting:   ksoutdoors.com/Hunting/

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Kansas

GNIS ID:   481813
FIPS State:   20

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Arkansas City)

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The official website for Arkansas City: www.arkcity.org/

The official website for Cowley County: www.cowleycounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: www.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Arkansas City. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Arkansas City, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Arkansas City.

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