Arkansas City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 12,136 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Arkansas City is the 29th largest community in Kansas.
Arkansas City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Arkansas City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Arkansas City who work in office and administrative support (11.64%), sales jobs (10.05%), and food service (8.31%).
One of the benefits of Arkansas City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Arkansas City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Arkansas City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.59% of adults in Arkansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Arkansas City in 2010 was $19,200, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,800 for a family of four. However, Arkansas City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Arkansas City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Arkansas City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Arkansas City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Arkansas City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Arkansas City include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Arkansas City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.