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Fowler, Kansas
The Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The Fowler Swimming Pool and Bathhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location within Meade County and Kansas
Location within Meade County and Kansas
KDOT map of Meade County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Meade
Founded 1880s
Platted 1886
Incorporated 1908
Named for George Fowler
Area
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,490 ft (760 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 534
 • Density 1,136/sq mi (434.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67844
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-24175
GNIS ID 470576

Fowler is a city in Meade County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 534.

History

Fowler was laid out and platted in 1886. It was named for George Fowler, the original owner of the town site.

Fowler was a shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.

Geography

Fowler is located at 37°22′56″N 100°11′41″W / 37.38222°N 100.19472°W / 37.38222; -100.19472 (37.382265, -100.194738). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fowler has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 473
1920 490 3.6%
1930 724 47.8%
1940 563 −22.2%
1950 778 38.2%
1960 717 −7.8%
1970 588 −18.0%
1980 592 0.7%
1990 571 −3.5%
2000 567 −0.7%
2010 590 4.1%
2020 534 −9.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 590 people, 231 households, and 150 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,255.3 inhabitants per square mile (484.7/km2). There were 273 housing units at an average density of 580.9 per square mile (224.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 4.1% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.9% of the population.

There were 231 households, of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.14.

The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

Education

Two schools, Fowler Elementary School and Fowler High School, comprise the Fowler Unified School District.

Notable people

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