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Melvern township, KS map Land area: 44.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 812 (all rural)
Males: 398  (49.0%)
Females: 414  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 810 (635 owner occupied, 175 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%


Races in Melvern township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 37.8
Median age of females: 38.2

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Average household size: 2.56

Melvern township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,818 ($40,625 in 1999)
This township:

$47,818
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $435)
Here:

$374
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $94,948 (it was $69,000 in 2000)
Melvern township:

$94,948
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,291 - $139,325

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $147,622
Here:

$147,622
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $80,401
Here:

$80,401
State:

$34,057
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

5.6%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Melvern.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Melvern Sewer Treatment Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Melvern township: Melvern United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Creeks: Frog Creek (A), Wolf Creek (B), Long Creek (C), Chicken Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

62% of Melvern township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 611
  • Northeast: 6
  • Midwest: 95
  • South: 42
  • West: 40

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.8%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 277
  • 5 to 9: 10
  • Mobile homes: 70
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,500


Housing units in Melvern township with a mortgage: 60 (4 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 80

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 10
  • 1995 to 1998: 31
  • 1990 to 1994: 28
  • 1980 to 1989: 32
  • 1970 to 1979: 69
  • 1960 to 1969: 19
  • 1950 to 1959: 20
  • 1940 to 1949: 24
  • 1939 or earlier: 126

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Melvern township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 55
  • 6 rooms: 74
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Melvern township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 12
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 16
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Melvern township:

  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 69
  • 3 bedrooms: 123
  • 4 bedrooms: 21
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 12

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Melvern township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 33
  • 3 bedrooms: 17
  • 4 bedrooms: 6
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 38
  • 2 vehicles: 100
  • 3 vehicles: 64
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

Cars and other vehicles available in Melvern township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 10
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Construction (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Melvern township:

  • German (27.8%)
  • United States or American (19.7%)
  • English (16.2%)
  • Irish (11.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.7%)
  • French (except Basque) (3.5%)
  • French Canadian (2.0%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 248 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 86 (24%)
  • Walked: 11 (3%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

98.7% of residents of Melvern township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 797
  • In family households: 704 (194 male householders, 31 female householders)
    206 spouses, 242 children (220 natural, 8 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 3 parents, 11 other relatives, 11 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 93 (48 male householders (47 living alone)), 40 female householders (38 living alone)), 5 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 93 2-persons, 67 3-persons, 38 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 11 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 85 1-person, 3 2-persons,

167 married couples with children.
28 single-parent households (6 men, 22 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Melvern township:

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