Meriden, Kansas

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Meriden, Kansas

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Comparative Profile of Meriden, Kansas

Comparing Meriden 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
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 1
Age of the Population 1 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 3
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Meriden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NE of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 66512
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.188
Longitude -95.569

Meriden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
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Meriden Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 706 100%
Male 356 50.4%
Female 350 49.6%
Under 18 229 32.4%
18+ 477 67.6%
65+ 65 9.2%
Median Age 31.3
Average Family Size 3.14
White 686 97.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 1%

Estimated Meriden Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 708
Growth 2
Growth % 0.3%

Meriden 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 28.3%
US/American 18.4%
English 13%
Irish 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.9%
Swedish 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.9%
Italian 2.5%
Dutch 2.3%
Polish 1.7%
Greek 1.4%
Norwegian 1%
Pennsylvania German 1%
Scottish 0.8%
French Canadian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Meriden 706 $45,278
Hoyt 571 $46,806
Mayetta 312 $43,500
Ozawkie 552 $67,292
Perry 901 $46,641
Topeka 122,377 $45,803
Valley Falls 1,254 $41,500

Meriden Public Libraries

Meriden Community Library
"100 MAIN, P O BOX 221"
Meriden, Kansas
(785) 484-3393

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Meriden High Schools (2004)

Serves 360 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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