Cowley County

Population: 36,079

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Cowley County

Workforce training, entrepreneurial growth and business development are focuses for the county. Cowley has long been a leader in plastics manufacturing, aviation and food processing, along with newer, innovative technology based companies that have found great success and support locally.

With companies like Newell Rubbermaid, Westrock, Husky Liners, Inc., and Western Industries Plastics Products Group, all with a strong presence in the local plastics cluster - it's a logical place for the industry to grow.

The healthy state of existing companies, as well as new entrants into the area, is visible with one visit to Cowley County.  Schwan's recently completed a $2.2 million sales and distribution center in the Utt Business/Industrial Park in Winfield. Others like Fluid Kinetics, Galaxy Technologies, Reliable Power Products Group, and KanPak testify to the success possible in Cowley County, a semi-rural county that is adjacent to the Wichita metropolitan area.

Cowley County Data

 

Land Area (square miles) -- 2010

1,126

Total Population -- 201536,079

Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2015

32.0

Median Age 38.2
Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+)

   High School Graduate or Higher

90.2%

   Some College -- No Degree

29.0%

   Associate Degree

11.5%

   Bachelor Degree or Higher

19.2%
Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes) 18.6
Civilian Labor Force -- 201516,797

   Unemployed

710

   Unemployment Rate

4.2%
Business Establishments -- 2015808

   Employees

14,085

   Average Annual Pay

$35,745

Median Household Income

$43,860

Major Employers

  • Creekstone Farms
  • GE Engine Services
  • Galaxy Technologies
  • KanPak
  • MeadWestvaco
  • Rubbermaid
  • Western Industries
  • Winfield Consumer Products/Husky Liners