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Encyclopedia > Winfield, Kansas
City of Winfield
Location of Winfield in Kansas.
Coordinates: 37°14′52″N, 96°58′50″W
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cowley
Founded 1873
Government
 - City manager Warren Porter
Area
 - City  12.8 sq mi (1,185.95 km²)
 - Land  11.1 sq mi (28.6 km²)
 - Water  1.7 sq mi (4.4 km²)
Population (2005)
 - City 11,861
 - Density 1,068.6/sq mi (414.7/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: www.winfieldks.org

Winfield is a city situated along the Walnut River in the west-central part of Cowley County, located in south-central Kansas, in the central United States. The population was estimated to be 11,861 in the year 2005.[1] It is the county seat[2] and the most populous city of Cowley County. Adapted from Wikipedias KS county maps by Catbar. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... This is a listing of counties in the State of Kansas. ... Cowley County (standard abbreviation: CL) is a county located in south-central Kansas, in the central United States. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Walnut River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in the Flint Hills region of Kansas in the United States. ... Cowley County (standard abbreviation: CL) is a county located in south-central Kansas, in the central United States. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


Winfield is home to Southwestern College, a four-year private Methodist college. The city is well known for hosting the Walnut Valley Festival, a large bluegrass and acoustic music festival, on the third weekend of every September. The fictional castaway Mary Ann Summers hailed from Winfield. Southwestern College is a four-year college in Winfield, Kansas affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... This article is about the current denomination africa. ... The Walnut Valley Festival (generally referred to as Winfield by non-residents) is a well-known acoustic music festival, held annually in Winfield, Kansas. ... Mary Ann Summers is a fictional Kansas farm girl who is a character in the television sitcom Gilligans Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns. ...

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Geography

Winfield is located at 37°14′52″N, 96°58′50″W (37.247889, -96.980672).[3] The city is situated along the Walnut River at its confluence with Timber Creek. It is located 17 miles north of the Kansas-Oklahoma state border at the junction of U.S. Route 77 and U.S. Route 160. State highway route 15 follows US-77 to the north of the city and US-160 to the east. State highway route 360 is a bypass around the southeastern part of the city between US-77 and US-160. Arkansas City is 13 miles south of Winfield along US-77, and Strother Field, a general aviation airport and industrial park, is about five miles south. The Walnut River is a tributary of the Arkansas River in the Flint Hills region of Kansas in the United States. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... U.S. Highway 77 is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 160 is an east-west United States highway. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A bypass is a road or highway that avoids (bypasses) a built-up area, town, or village, to let through traffic flow without interference from local traffic, to reduce congestion in the built-up area, and to improve road safety. ... Arkansas City is a city located in Cowley County, Kansas, at the confluence of the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers. ... General aviation (abbr. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.0 km² (12.8 mi²), of which 28.6 km² (11.1 mi²) is land and 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²), or 13.25%, is water.[3] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Over the course of a year, temperatures range from an average low below 20°F in January to an average high of nearly 93°F in July. The maximum temperature reaches 90°F an average of 69 days per year and reaches 100°F an average of 12 days per year. The minimum temperature falls below the freezing point (32°F) an average of 102 days per year. Typically the first fall freeze occurs between early October and the first week of November, and the last spring freeze occurs during the month of April.


The area receives nearly 38 inches of precipitation during an average year with the largest share being received in May and June—with a combined 20 days of measurable precipitation. During a typical year the total amount of precipitation may be anywhere from 26 to 50 inches. There are on average 90 days of measurable precipitation per year. Winter snowfall averages almost 12 inches, but the median is less than 3 inches. Measurable snowfall occurs an average of 7 days per year with at least an inch of snow being received on four of those days. Snow depth of at least an inch occurs an average of 11 days per year.

Source: Monthly Station Climate Summaries, 1971-2000, U.S. National Climatic Data Center
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Temperatures (°F)
Mean high 41.9 49.1 58.7 68.3 77.3 86.6 92.8 91.8 83.2 71.9 56.5 45.2 68.6
Mean low 19.2 24.1 33.0 42.5 53.4 62.9 68.2 66.3 57.9 45.8 33.1 23.4 44.2
Highest recorded 75
(1981)
88
(1996)
94
(1940)
98
(1972)
102
(1934)
110
(1933)
115
(1954)
118
(1936)
110
(2000)
98
(1947)
87
(1950)
81
(1955)
118
(1936)
Lowest recorded −20
(1947)
−27
(1905)
−3
(1960)
15
(1936)
26
(1907)
40
(1983)
48
(1924)
45
(1988)
31
(1995)
12
(1993)
2
(1975)
−15
(1989)
−27
(1905)
Precipitation (inches)
Median 1.05 1.37 2.94 2.93 4.05 4.83 3.07 3.08 2.16 2.71 2.77 1.55 37.95
Mean number of days 5.8 5.8 8.1 8.3 10.4 9.1 7.2 7.6 7.8 6.7 6.8 5.9 89.5
Highest monthly 3.00
(1973)
5.23
(1997)
7.94
(1973)
12.58
(1994)
16.57
(1993)
9.79
(1999)
9.81
(1995)
9.34
(1974)
9.43
(1986)
14.78
(1998)
6.68
(1992)
4.64
(1999)
Snowfall (inches)
Median 0.5 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.6
Mean number of days 2.3 1.5 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3 6.3
Highest monthly 17.0
(1979)
17.1
(1980)
5.0
(1995)
0.8
(1979)
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 trace
(1981)
8.0
(1972)
9.3
(1973)
Notes: Temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation includes rain and melted snow or sleet in inches; median values are provided for precipitation and snowfall because mean averages may be misleading. Mean and median values are for the 30-year period 1971–2000; temperature extremes are for the station's period of record (1900–2001). The station is located in Winfield at 37°14′N 96°58′W, elevation 1,160 feet.

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Demographics

Winfield's population was estimated to be 11,861 in the year 2005, a decrease of 357, or -2.9%, over the previous five years.[1]


As of the U.S. Census in 2000,[4] there were 12,206 people, 4,627 households, and 2,952 families residing in the city. The population density was 426.1/km² (1,104.0/mi²). There were 5,049 housing units at an average density of 176.3/km² (456.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.06% White, 3.26% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American or Alaska Native, 3.74% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.73% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.66% of the population. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... A Hupa man. ... Alaskan Natives are Aboriginal Americans who live in Alaska. ... This article deals primarily or exclusively with the definition of Asian in English-speaking countries, mainly referring to immigrants or descendants of immigrants living therein. ... // Demographics in 2000 US Census Pacific Islander Americans represent the smallest group counted on the 2000 US Census. ... Actress Halle Berry was born to a white mother and a black father. ... The Hispanic world. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ...


There were 4,627 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.00. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,443, and the median income for a family was $44,539. Males had a median income of $31,768 versus $21,605 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,162. About 9.9% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over. The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Winfield, 1910
Winfield, 1910
Winfield, 1910

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References

See also: Geographic references and United States Census, 2000
  1. ^ a b Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Annual estimates of the population through 2005-07-01. Released 2006-06-21.
  2. ^ An additional source of county seats by state is Campbell's List.
  3. ^ a b Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files. U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division.
  4. ^ Census 2000 Gateway. U.S. Census Bureau.

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