Medicine Lodge, Kansas

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Medicine Lodge, Kansas

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High Points

Medicine Lodge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Medicine Lodge Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Medicine Lodge Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Medicine Lodge Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Medicine Lodge College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Medicine Lodge, Kansas

Comparing Medicine Lodge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 7
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
People Living Alone 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Medicine Lodge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 73 miles W of Wichita, Kansas
County Barber
Standard Zip Codes 67104
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.281
Longitude -98.58

Medicine Lodge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 43 F
Apr Temp 41 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 94 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches
Station PRATT 4 W
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 44 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 94 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 27.8 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 31.6 inches
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Medicine Lodge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,193 100%
Male 1,060 48.3%
Female 1,133 51.7%
Under 18 550 25.1%
18+ 1,643 74.9%
65+ 458 20.9%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 2.9
White 2,151 98.1%
African-American 8 0.4%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 8 0.4%
Mixed Race 22 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37 1.7%

Estimated Medicine Lodge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,028
Growth -165
Growth % -7.5%

Medicine Lodge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 32.6%
English 18.8%
US/American 17.4%
Irish 8.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
Swedish 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.9%
Italian 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Danish 1%
European 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Medicine Lodge, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lake City (67071)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Medicine Lodge 2,193 $41,053
Attica 636 $34,643
Hardtner 199 $34,038
Hazelton 144 $33,750
Kiowa 1,055 $41,806
Sawyer 124 $32,917
Sharon 210 $43,056

Medicine Lodge Public Libraries

Medicine Lodge/lincoln Library
Medicine Lodge, Kansas
(620) 886-5746
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Medicine Lodge High Schools (2004)

Serves 211 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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