The City of Meridian is the 6th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 40,182 as of July 1, 2018.
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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Meridian: Ragsdale City, Sowashee Station.
|Population in Households||38,478|
|Population in Familes||30,017|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,704|
|Median Household Income||$32,424|
|Average Household Income||$51,889|
|Per Capita Income||$21,580|
|Total Housing Units||18,653 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,899 (47.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,178 (38.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,576 (13.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$90,274|
|Average Home Value||$130,930|
|Average Household Size||2.39|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.72%|
|Per Capita Income||1.91%|
The table below compares Meridian to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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.
|Total Population||# 6||99th|
|Population Density||# 96||74th|
|Diversity Index||# 105||71st|
|Median Household Income||# 211||42nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 125||66th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.