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Meade, Kansas
—  City  —
Location of Meade, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°17′10″N 100°20′21″W / 37.28611°N 100.33917°W / 37.28611; -100.33917Coordinates: 37°17′10″N 100°20′21″W / 37.28611°N 100.33917°W / 37.28611; -100.33917
Country United States
State Kansas
County Meade
 - Total 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 - Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 2,497 ft (761 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,672
 Density 1,739.2/sq mi (671.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67864
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-45325[1]
GNIS feature ID 0470596[2]

Meade is a city in Meade County, Kansas, United States. The population was 1,672 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Meade County[3].



Meade is located at 37°17′10″N 100°20′21″W / 37.28611°N 100.33917°W / 37.28611; -100.33917 (37.286107, -100.339300)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,672 people, 654 households, and 451 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,739.2 people per square mile (672.5/km²). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 783.2/sq mi (302.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.20% White, 0.60% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 3.23% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.56% of the population.

There were 654 households out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,583, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $20,764 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,910. About 3.9% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Flag controversy

In August, 2006, the town received national media attention due to the reaction after a rainbow flag was flown above a local hotel.[5]

Dalton Gang hideout

Located in Meade is the former hideout of the Dalton Gang, who robbed banks and trains in the nineteenth century.[6]


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