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Time Zone: Cowley County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Winfield is the Seat for Cowley County.

Cowley County was founded February 26, 1867 and was created by taking area from ButlerCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cowley had a population of 33,634 people. This is a decrease of 7.32% since the last Census (which gave a population of 36,291 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cowley represented 1.35% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 13th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201036,311  
200933,634-7.32%-1.04% since 2008
200833,988-6.35%-0.44% since 2007
200734,139-5.93% 
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200036,291The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cowley County Census Page for Cowley County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Cowley County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cowley County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Winfield   11,14812,2068.67% decrease  
Arkansas City   10,97711,9638.24% decrease  
Udall   7397946.93% decrease  
Burden   5265646.74% decrease  
Dexter   3363647.69% decrease  

Websites for Cowley County

Official Website:   www.cowleycounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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