Meriden, Kansas

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Meriden, Kansas
City
Downtown Meriden
Downtown Meriden
Location of Meriden, Kansas
Location of Meriden, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°11.4′N 95°34.1′W / 39.1900°N 95.5683°W / 39.1900; -95.5683Coordinates: 39°11.4′N 95°34.1′W / 39.1900°N 95.5683°W / 39.1900; -95.5683
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jefferson
Area[1]
 • Total 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land 0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 813
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 801
 • Density 1,042.3/sq mi (402.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66512
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-45950[4]
GNIS feature ID 0478474[5]

Meriden is a city in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 813.[6] It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Meriden was founded in 1872.[7] It was named by a pioneer settler for his former hometown of Meriden, New Hampshire.[8]

Geography[edit]

Meriden is located at 39°11.4′N 95°34.1′W / 39.1900°N 95.5683°W / 39.1900; -95.5683 (39.1890, -95.5684).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), of which, 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 402
1970 472 17.4%
1980 707 49.8%
1990 622 −12.0%
2000 706 13.5%
2010 813 15.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 813 people, 315 households, and 215 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,042.3 inhabitants per square mile (402.4 /km2). There were 336 housing units at an average density of 430.8 per square mile (166.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 1.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 315 households of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 8.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.2% male and 48.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 706 people, 260 households, and 198 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,986.0 people per square mile (757.2/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 784.8 per square mile (299.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.17% White, 0.99% Native American, 0.14% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 260 households out of which 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 16.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,221, and the median income for a family was $45,278. Males had a median income of $35,515 versus $25,769 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,008. About 4.5% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 209. 
  8. ^ Capace, Nancy (2000). Encyclopedia of Kansas. Somerset Publishers. p. 235. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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