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Coordinates: 37°14′N 100°22′W / 37.233°N 100.367°W / 37.233; -100.367

Meade County, Kansas
Map

Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the USA highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 20, 1873
Seat Meade
Largest City Meade
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

979 sq mi (2,536 km²)
978 sq mi (2,533 km²)
1.3 sq mi (3 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

4,575
4.7/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: George G. Meade

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 was created in 1873 and named in honor of General George G. Meade.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 979 square miles (2,540 km2), of which 978 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 296
1890 2,542 758.8%
1900 1,581 −37.8%
1910 5,055 219.7%
1920 5,542 9.6%
1930 6,858 23.7%
1940 5,522 −19.5%
1950 5,710 3.4%
1960 5,505 −3.6%
1970 4,912 −10.8%
1980 4,788 −2.5%
1990 4,247 −11.3%
2000 4,631 9.0%
2010 4,575 −1.2%
Est. 2015 4,330 −5.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Meade County, Kansas age pyramid
Age pyramid

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.

Communities

Map of Meade Co, Ks, USA
2005 KDOT Map of Meade County (map legend)

Cities

Unincorporated community

Townships

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.

Sources: 2000 U.S. Gazetteer from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Township FIPS Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Cimarron 13325 93 0 (1) 303 (117) 2 (1) 0.57% 37°4′34″N 100°30′42″W / 37.07611°N 100.51167°W / 37.07611; -100.51167
Crooked Creek 16450 92 1 (2) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.06% 37°24′41″N 100°19′30″W / 37.41139°N 100.325°W / 37.41139; -100.325
Fowler 24200 749 3 (7) 271 (105) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°23′8″N 100°11′46″W / 37.38556°N 100.19611°W / 37.38556; -100.19611
Logan 42000 100 0 (1) 284 (110) 0 (0) 0.01% 37°14′30″N 100°11′58″W / 37.24167°N 100.19944°W / 37.24167; -100.19944
Meade Center 45350 1,968 7 (18) 280 (108) 0 (0) 0.14% 37°16′15″N 100°20′15″W / 37.27083°N 100.3375°W / 37.27083; -100.3375
Mertilla 46025 221 1 (1) 389 (150) 0 (0) 0.02% 37°24′33″N 100°30′58″W / 37.40917°N 100.51611°W / 37.40917; -100.51611
Odee 52075 50 0 (1) 246 (95) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°2′47″N 100°22′14″W / 37.04639°N 100.37056°W / 37.04639; -100.37056
Sand Creek 62925 38 0 (0) 272 (105) 0 (0) 0.03% 37°3′59″N 100°9′46″W / 37.06639°N 100.16278°W / 37.06639; -100.16278
West Plains 77300 1,320 4 (10) 348 (134) 0 (0) 0.13% 37°14′59″N 100°33′45″W / 37.24972°N 100.5625°W / 37.24972; -100.5625

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