Meade County is located in southwest Kansas. The County Seat is Meade and the largest city is Meade. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.meadeco.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 4,357 and the 2010 census population was 4,575. The land area is 978.09 square miles and there are 4.7 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 16% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,500, there are 1,714 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,990, the median household income is $51,000, and 9.5% of the persons in Meade County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 267. Retail sales (in $1000) were $20,284, and sales per capita were $4,602. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 18.7%.
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