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Melvern is a township in Osage County, in the Topeka metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Melvern. For links to other places called Melvern, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Melvern is 38.484N. The longitude is -95.647W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,033 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 812.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Melvern demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Osage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66510 ZIP code.
29% of Melvern residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Melvern ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Melvern was $16,825, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Melvern residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Melvern, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $284. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $871.
Osage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Melvern political report.
The average commute time for Melvern workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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