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Meriden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 39.1895 and longitude -95.5681. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 974 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Meriden, but most people and references simply refer to it as Meriden, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Meriden indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Mount Florence.

City of Meriden, KS Boundary Map

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Meriden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 815
Population in Households 808
Population in Familes 681
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,047
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 65 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $131,098
Average Home Value $165,316
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,945
Average Household Income $66,758
Per Capita Income $26,228
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.06% -0.02%
Households 0.22% 0.13%
Families 1.39% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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, 2014 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 # 250 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 392 42nd
Median Household Income # 88 87th
Per Capita Income # 158 76th

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