Arkansas City, Kansas Population 2021

11,459
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Arkansas City is a city located in Cowley County Kansas. With a 2020 population of 11,459, it is the 33rd largest city in Kansas and the 2825th largest city in the United States . Arkansas City is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -7.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,415 in 2010. Arkansas City reached it's highest population of 14,262 in 1960. Spanning over 9 miles, Arkansas City has a population density of 1,229 people per square mile.

The average household income in Arkansas City is $54,857 with a poverty rate of 17.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $64,100. The median age in Arkansas City is 34.8 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Arkansas City Demographics

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

  • White: 86.77%
  • Two or more races: 5.04%
  • Black or African American: 3.97%
  • Native American: 1.95%
  • Other race: 1.79%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Arkansas City, Kansas is 11,459 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,774.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,415.

Arkansas City, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,29886.77%
Two or More Races5985.04%
Black or African American4713.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native2321.95%
Some Other Race2121.79%
Asian570.48%
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Arkansas City Population by Race

Arkansas City Population Pyramid $2021

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Arkansas City Median Age

34.8


Total

33.1


Male

36.5


Female

Arkansas City Adults

There are 8,801 adults, (1,988 of whom are seniors) in Arkansas City.

Arkansas City Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Arkansas City Sex Ratio

Female

6,108

51.47%

Male

5,760

48.53%

Arkansas City Population by Age

Arkansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Arkansas City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.3%27.7%
All60.5%39.5%
Male56.4%43.6%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Female50.8%49.2%

60.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Arkansas City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6412.4160.5
Married1,8853.272.3
Non Family1,8591.1452.6
Female6933.2850.8
Male2043.7256.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Arkansas City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3204.37%
9th to 12th Grade5337.28%
High School Graduate2,26730.96%
Some College1,96126.78%
Associates Degree1,01313.83%
Bachelors Degree75710.34%
Graduate Degree4726.45%
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Arkansas City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Arkansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,5585,0911,070
Hispanic1,16882436
Black305283104
Native American16013212
2+ Races14513014
Other Race8042
Asian3535

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 34.10%.

Arkansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,596$37,863$29,083
Less Than 9th Grade$27,250$30,833$15,156
High School Graduate$30,234$31,720$24,474
Some College$31,427$39,176$25,459
Bachelors Degree$42,500$46,333$41,713
Graduate Degree$57,946$63,750$43,750

$32,596

Average Earnings

$37,863

Average Male

$29,083

Average Female

Arkansas City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Arkansas City Language by Age

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Arkansas City Language

88.02% of Arkansas City residents speak only English, while 11.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.03% of the population.

Arkansas City Language

Arkansas City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,7341,07913.95%
Hispanic2,42774530.70%
Multiple49714128.37%
Other1985427.27%
Black396369.09%
Native226198.41%

17.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.48%

Male Poverty Rate

19.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Arkansas City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Arkansas City is Hispanic, with 30.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Arkansas City is Native, with 8.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.19%.

Arkansas City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.56%
High School20.47%
Some College12.01%
Bachelors or Greater5.48%

Arkansas City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed67.66%
Male Unemployed14.39%
Female Employed9.15%
Male Employed7.15%

Arkansas City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Arkansas City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,576$54,857
Families$54,051$65,940
Married Families$61,887-
Non Families$27,342$33,721
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Income by Household Type

Arkansas City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Arkansas City Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Arkansas City Marital Status by Race

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Arkansas City Marital Status

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682

Number of Veterans

644

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam273
Second Gulf War134
First Gulf War105
World War II52
Korea50

Arkansas City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74182
75+172
55 to 64142
35 to 54108
18 to 3478

Arkansas City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5677.30%
Black5312.99%
2+ Races3211.99%
Native American3017.75%
Hispanic50.34%

Arkansas City Veterans by Race

Arkansas City Veterans by Education

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8.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Arkansas City Veterans by Education

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58.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Arkansas City Employment by Age

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Arkansas City Employment by Race

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Arkansas City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.23%

Born in Arkansas City

93.80%

Native Born

6.20%

Foreign Born

2.99%

Non Citizen

3.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.80% of Arkansas City residents were born in the United States, with 61.23% having been born in Kansas. 2.99% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,459-105-0.91%
202011,564-105-0.90%
201911,669-105-0.89%
201811,774-75-0.63%
201711,849-141-1.18%
201611,990-101-0.84%
201512,091-67-0.55%
201412,158-110-0.90%
201312,268-57-0.46%
201212,325-37-0.30%
201112,362-48-0.39%
201012,4104470.37%
200011,963-799-0.64%
199012,762-439-0.34%
198013,201-15-0.01%
197013,216-1,046-0.76%
196014,2621,3591.01%
195012,9031510.12%
194012,752-1,194-0.89%
193013,9462,6932.17%
192011,2533,7454.13%
19107,5081,3682.03%
19006,140-2,207-3.02%
18908,3470.00%

Arkansas City Population by Year