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Melvern, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Melvern had a population of 379 as of July 1, 2017. Melvern ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Melvern is located at latitude 38.5074 and longitude -95.6377 in Osage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Melvern (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Osage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Melvern (GNIS ID: 2395090) 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 Melvern is located within Township of Melvern, a minor civil division (MCD) of Osage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Melvern population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 379
Daytime Population: Workers 164
Daytime Population: Residents 201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 365
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 377
Population in Familes 314
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,085
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $53,766
Average Household Income $65,459
Per Capita Income $26,140


Total Housing Units 184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $116,667
Average Home Value $174,795


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 111
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 -0.22% -0.48%
Households -0.26% -0.52%
Families 0.25% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Melvern, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melvern 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 # 345 49th
Population Density # 228 66th
Diversity Index # 527 21st
Median Household Income # 234 65th
Per Capita Income # 327 51st

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