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Meriden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden had a population of 816 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Meriden is located at latitude 39.1895 and longitude -95.5681 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meriden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Meriden (GNIS ID: 2395102) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meriden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Mount Florence.

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Meriden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 816
Population in Households 809
Population in Familes 684
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,048
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (73.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $128,814
Average Home Value $164,881


Median Household Income $59,132
Average Household Income $66,832
Per Capita Income $26,305
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.22%
Households 0.3% 0.37%
Families 1.29% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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.

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Meriden, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meriden to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 232 66th
Population Density1 # 249 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 374 45th
Median Household Income # 79 88th
Per Capita Income # 161 76th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.