Much of Kingman county is grassland covering red sand. The South Fork of the Ninnescah river winds its way across the north part of the county and the Chikaskia River crosses the southern part. Tradition has it that there was only one tree in the county when it was founded; early settlers planted windbreaks that are magnificent now. The heart of this county is the huge Byron Walker game preserve and public hunting area. Cheney Lake touches the northeastern corner of the county and the state lake is near Calista in the center.
Highway US-54 crosses the heart of Kingman County, going east to Wichita and west to Pratt. K-42 also crosses the county from east to west. Highways K-14 and K-17 go north-south and K-2 cuts across the southeastern corner. Wichita's 21st Street winds around the dam at Cheney Lake, and runs across northern part of the county, joining Mt. Vernon, Varner, and Penalosa.
Kingman County Data
Land Area (square miles) -- 2010
Total Population -- 2015
|Average Population Density (per sq. mile) -- 2015||9.0|
|Educational Attainment (Population Age 25+)|
High School Graduate or Higher
Some College -- No Degree
Bachelor Degree or Higher
|Average 1-Way Commute to Work (minutes)||21.9|
|Civilian Labor Force -- December 2015||3,607|
|Business Establishments -- 2015||255|
Average Annual Pay
Median Household Income