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Meriden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden had a population of 841 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Meriden is located at latitude 39.1889 and longitude -95.5697 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meriden 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.

The City of Meriden is located within Township of Rock Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Mount Florence.

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Meriden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Meriden, KS Housing Affordability Index is 241
State of Kansas Housing Affordability Index is 158
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Meriden, KS Wealth Index is 55
State of Kansas Wealth Index is 85
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 841 (100%)
Population in Households 834 (99.2%)
Population in Families 702 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 1,112
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,679
Average Household Income $64,607
Per Capita Income $25,445
Wealth Index4 55

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $126,053
Housing Affordability Index3 241
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% 0.19%
Households 0.34% 0.3%
Families 0.82% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2019 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 # 229 66th
Population Density # 210 69th
Diversity Index # 395 42nd
Median Household Income # 161 76th
Per Capita Income # 405 40th

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