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Meridian, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Meridian is the 6th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 41,251 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Meridian is located at latitude 32.3878 and longitude -88.6903 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meridian (see map below) encompass a land area of 53.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.77 sq. miles. Lauderdale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 344 feet.

The City of Meridian (GNIS ID: 2404244) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Meridian is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lauderdale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meridian population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meridian: Ragsdale City, Sowashee Station.


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Meridian, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 41,251
Daytime Population: Workers 31,799
Daytime Population: Residents 25,147
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,946
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 39,585
Population in Familes 30,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,666
Population Density2 768
Diversity Index3 52
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,436
Average Household Income $51,446
Per Capita Income $21,295

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,811 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,621 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,409 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $88,705
Average Home Value $121,549
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,432
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 9,845
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% -0.18%
Households -0.06% -0.27%
Families -0.43% -0.43%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

Meridian, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meridian to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density # 97 73rd
Diversity Index # 103 72nd
Median Household Income # 217 40th
Per Capita Income # 111 70th

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