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Medicine Lodge, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Medicine Lodge had a population of 2,094 as of July 1, 2016. Medicine Lodge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Medicine Lodge is located at latitude 37.2851 and longitude -98.5813 in Barber County. The formal boundaries for the City of Medicine Lodge (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barber County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,496 feet.

The City of Medicine Lodge (GNIS ID: 2395083) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Medicine Lodge is located within Township of Medicine Lodge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barber County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Medicine Lodge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Medicine Lodge, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,094
Population in Households 2,083
Population in Familes 1,643
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density1 1,725
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 575
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 628 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $67,241
Average Home Value $83,997


Median Household Income $44,673
Average Household Income $58,487
Per Capita Income $25,688
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.63%
Households 0.73% 0.67%
Families 1.31% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Medicine Lodge, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Medicine Lodge to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 121 82nd
Population Density1 # 77 89th
Diversity Index2 # 353 48th
Median Household Income # 410 39th
Per Capita Income # 283 58th

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