Meriden, Kansas

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Meriden is a city in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 706 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Meriden is located at 39°11′21″N 95°34′6″W / 39.18917°N 95.56833°W / 39.18917; -95.56833 (39.189036, -95.568360)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.


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