Medicine Lodge, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Medicine Lodge, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Medicine Lodge had a population of 1,930 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Medicine Lodge, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,930
Population in Households 1,919
Population in Familes 1,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 1,590
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $46,508
Average Household Income $59,264
Per Capita Income $25,941


Total Housing Units 1,025 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $68,023
Average Home Value $86,398


Total Households 843
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 525
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.49% -0.95%
Households -0.46% -0.89%
Families -0.11% -1.01%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.37%

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, 2018 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 # 127 81st
Population Density # 89 87th
Diversity Index # 318 53rd
Median Household Income # 408 39th
Per Capita Income # 315 53rd

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