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Meriden, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden had a population of 820 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

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

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Mount Florence.

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Meriden, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 820
Daytime Population: Workers 525
Daytime Population: Residents 415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 940
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 813
Population in Familes 685
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,053
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $60,364
Average Household Income $66,808
Per Capita Income $26,448


Total Housing Units 343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 259 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $141,016
Average Home Value $183,658


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 230
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.32%
Households 0.22% 0.37%
Families 0.93% 0.26%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

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, 2017 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 # 234 65th
Population Density # 242 64th
Diversity Index # 397 41st
Median Household Income # 91 87th
Per Capita Income # 305 55th

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