Arkansas City, Kansas Population 2024

11,803

Arkansas City is a city located in Cowley County Kansas. Arkansas City has a 2024 population of 11,803. Arkansas City is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -1.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,965 in 2020.

The average household income in Arkansas City is $62,866 with a poverty rate of 15.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Arkansas City is 35.5 years, 35.6 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Arkansas City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Arkansas City was:

  • White: 78.69%
  • Two or more races: 12.39%
  • Other race: 4.08%
  • Black or African American: 2.98%
  • Native American: 1.67%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
9.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,266.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.35% (-162)
The current population of Arkansas City, Kansas is 11,803 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,965.

Arkansas City, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,44178.69%
Two or more races1,48612.39%
Other race4894.08%
Black or African American3572.98%
Native American2001.67%
Asian240.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Arkansas City Population by Race

Arkansas City Population Pyramid 2024

Arkansas City Median Age

35.5

Total

35.6

Male

35.5

Female

Arkansas City Adults

There are 9,145 adults, (1,891 of whom are seniors) in Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Arkansas City Sex Ratio

Female6,02950.25%
Male5,96849.75%

Arkansas City Population by Age

Arkansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,6852.4162.837.2
Non Family2,0631.174753
Married1,7353.2183.116.9
Female6743.5755.944.1
Male2134.1972.327.7
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3.26

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

62.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Arkansas City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Arkansas City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arkansas City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.89%.

Arkansas City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,154

Average Earnings

$40,893

Average Male

$35,878

Average Female

Arkansas City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arkansas City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Arkansas City Language

91.88% of Arkansas City residents speak only English, while 8.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.12% of the population.

Arkansas City Language

Arkansas City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,48199113.25%
Hispanic2,46651921.05%
Multiple1,45439927.44%
Other47010321.91%
Black29510234.58%
Native198105.05%
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15.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.57%

Male Poverty Rate

20.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arkansas City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arkansas City is Black, with 34.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arkansas City is Native, with 5.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.77%.

Arkansas City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.48%
Some College14.65%
High School13.97%
Bachelors or Greater6.31%
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Arkansas City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed69.47%
Male Unemployed20.26%
Female Employed9.97%
Male Employed5.63%
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Arkansas City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arkansas City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Arkansas City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Arkansas City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Arkansas City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Arkansas City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Arkansas City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

872

Number of Veterans

860

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

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Arkansas City Veterans by War

count

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Arkansas City Veterans by Age

count

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Arkansas City Veterans by Race

Arkansas City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arkansas City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Arkansas City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Arkansas City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Arkansas City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.23%

Born in Arkansas City

93.62%

Native Born

6.38%

Foreign Born

4.25%

Non Citizen

2.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.62% of Arkansas City residents were born in the United States, with 68.23% having been born in Kansas. 4.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Arkansas City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,503-60-0.52%
202811,563-60-0.52%
202711,623-60-0.51%
202611,683-60-0.51%
202511,743-60-0.51%
202411,803-60-0.51%
202311,863-60-0.5%
202211,923-60-0.5%
202111,983180.15%
202011,9653422.94%
201911,623-121-1.03%
201811,744-108-0.91%
201711,852-140-1.17%
201611,992-104-0.86%
201512,096-68-0.56%
201412,164-108-0.88%
201312,272-58-0.47%
201212,330-35-0.28%
201112,365-45-0.36%
201012,4104473.74%
200011,963-799-6.26%
199012,762-439-3.33%
198013,201-15-0.11%
197013,216-1,046-7.33%
196014,2621,35910.53%
195012,9031511.18%
194012,752-1,194-8.56%
193013,9462,69323.93%
192011,2533,74549.88%
19107,5081,36822.28%
19006,140-2,207-26.44%
18908,347
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Arkansas City Population by Year