Meade County, Kansas
|Meade County, Kansas|
Location in the state of Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Named for||George G. Meade|
|• Total||979.66 sq mi (2,537 km2)|
|• Land||978.42 sq mi (2,534 km2)|
|• Water||1.24 sq mi (3 km2), 0.13%|
|• Density||4.7/sq mi (1.8/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Meade County (standard abbreviation: ME) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 4,575. The largest city and county seat is Meade. The county is named in honor of General George G. Meade.
Law and government
Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Meade County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 979.66 square miles (2,537.3 km2), of which 978.42 square miles (2,534.1 km2) (or 99.87%) is land and 1.24 square miles (3.2 km2) (or 0.13%) is water.
- Gray County (north)
- Ford County (northeast)
- Clark County (east)
- Beaver County, Oklahoma (south)
- Seward County (west)
- Haskell County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,631 people, 1,728 households, and 1,252 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,968 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.10% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 6.24% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 10.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,728 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 4.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the county the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,761, and the median income for a family was $41,550. Males had a median income of $29,295 versus $20,153 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,824. About 6.70% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.90% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Name and population (2004 estimate):
Meade County is divided into nine townships. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.
/km² (/sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
km² (sq mi)
|Water %||Geographic coordinates|
|Cimarron||13325||93||0 (1)||303 (117)||2 (1)||0.57%|
|Crooked Creek||16450||92||1 (2)||141 (54)||0 (0)||0.06%|
|Fowler||24200||749||3 (7)||271 (105)||0 (0)||0.01%|
|Logan||42000||100||0 (1)||284 (110)||0 (0)||0.01%|
|Meade Center||45350||1,968||7 (18)||280 (108)||0 (0)||0.14%|
|Mertilla||46025||221||1 (1)||389 (150)||0 (0)||0.02%|
|Odee||52075||50||0 (1)||246 (95)||0 (0)||0.13%|
|Sand Creek||62925||38||0 (0)||272 (105)||0 (0)||0.03%|
|West Plains||77300||1,320||4 (10)||348 (134)||0 (0)||0.13%|
Unified school districts
Information on this and other counties in Kansas
- List of counties in Kansas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Kansas
- Kansas locations by per capita income
Other information for Kansas
- List of cities in Kansas
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- List of colleges and universities in Kansas
- "2010 County Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 249.
- U.S. County 2012 Estimated Census; census.gov
- U.S. Decennial Census; census.gov
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook),(Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Meade County, Kansas.|
- General county information
- County Level Data
- Meade County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society
||Haskell County||Gray County||Ford County|
|Seward County||Clark County|
|Beaver County, Oklahoma||Beaver County, Oklahoma||Harper County, Oklahoma|