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Medicine Lodge township, KS map Land area: 119.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 2,573 (all rural)
Males: 1,251  (48.6%)
Females: 1,322  (51.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,538 (1,814 owner occupied, 724 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

31%


Races in Medicine Lodge township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.4%
  • Black: 0.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 0.7%

Median age of males: 40.2
Median age of females: 41.3

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Average household size: 2.37

Medicine Lodge township:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.93

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,553 ($34,453 in 1999)
This township:

$40,553
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $327 (lower quartile is $273, upper quartile is $422)
Here:

$327
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $59,968 (it was $36,200 in 2000)
Medicine Lodge township:

$59,968
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $37,422 - $93,253

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $80,622
Here:

$80,622
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,723
Here:

$222,723
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $47,843
Here:

$47,843
State:

$34,057
Population density: 22 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

9.0%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Medicine Lodge.


Click to draw/clear Medicine Lodge township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Medicine Lodge township: Medicine Lodge Golf Course (A), Medicine Lodge Water Treatment Facility (B), Flat Ridge Wind Farm (C), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop F - Barber (D), Barber County Rural Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Medicine Lodge township include: Bethel Church (A), Community Bible Fellowship (B), First Assembly of God Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Highland Cemetery (1), Mumford Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Barber County State Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Antelope Creek (A), Cedar Creek (B), West Branch Little Sandy Creek (C), Elm Creek (D), Threemile Creek (E), Short Creek (F), Albee Creek (G), Walnut Creek (H), Amber Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Medicine Lodge township include: Barber State Fishing Lake (1), Barber State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (2), Memorial Peace Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (50% naturalized citizens)

Medicine Lodge township:  0.3%
State:  5.0%

63% of Medicine Lodge township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1890
  • Northeast: 3
  • Midwest: 149
  • South: 370
  • West: 161

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,700

Medicine Lodge township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

35 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 984
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 15
  • 3 or 4: 45
  • 5 to 9: 15
  • 10 to 19: 24
  • 20 to 49: 68
  • Mobile homes: 96

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,200


Housing units in Medicine Lodge township with a mortgage: 273 (9 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 344

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1980 to 1989: 191
  • 1970 to 1979: 112
  • 1960 to 1969: 142
  • 1950 to 1959: 241
  • 1940 to 1949: 146
  • 1939 or earlier: 411

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Medicine Lodge township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 7
  • 4 rooms: 79
  • 5 rooms: 166
  • 6 rooms: 149
  • 7 rooms: 155
  • 8 rooms: 85
  • 9 or more rooms: 99

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Medicine Lodge township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 52
  • 4 rooms: 110
  • 5 rooms: 46
  • 6 rooms: 46
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 14

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Medicine Lodge township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 221
  • 3 bedrooms: 326
  • 4 bedrooms: 145
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 34

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Medicine Lodge township:

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 66
  • 2 bedrooms: 126
  • 3 bedrooms: 100
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Cars and other vehicles available in Medicine Lodge township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 230
  • 2 vehicles: 346
  • 3 vehicles: 132
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in Medicine Lodge township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 141
  • 2 vehicles: 97
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Nonmetallic mineral products (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (28%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Medicine Lodge township:

  • German (35.2%)
  • United States or American (17.9%)
  • English (16.2%)
  • Irish (9.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.7%)
  • Swedish (2.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Austria (50%)
  • Canada (50%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 976 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 126 (10%)
  • Subway or elevated: 14 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 74 (6%)
  • Other means: 28 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 64 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

35 people in nursing homes

97.4% of residents of Medicine Lodge township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,550
  • In family households: 2,156 (632 male householders, 103 female householders)
    620 spouses, 734 children (625 natural, 23 adopted, 86 stepchildren), 14 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 0 other relatives, 33 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 394 (158 male householders (139 living alone)), 204 female householders (196 living alone)), 32 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 37 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 388 2-persons, 128 3-persons, 123 4-persons, 65 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 335 1-person, 23 2-persons, 4 3-persons,

500 married couples with children.
131 single-parent households (33 men, 98 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 12
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27
Here:

13.8%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

19.4%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Medicine Lodge township:

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