The City of Meridian is the 6th largest city in Mississippi with a population of 40,733 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Meridian is located at latitude 32.3643 and longitude -88.7037 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meridian 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.
|Total Population||40,733 (100%)|
|Population in Households||39,044 (95.9%)|
|Population in Families||30,365 (74.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,689 ( 4.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$29,926|
|Average Household Income||$47,077|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$18,967|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||18,756 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,557 (45.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,704 (41.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,494 (13.3%)|
|Median Home Value||$88,454|
|Average Home Value||$127,901|
|Housing Affordability Index3||184|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.9%|
|Per Capita Income||1.59%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.61%|
The table below compares Meridian to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 97||73rd|
|Median Household Income||# 266||27th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 86||24th|
|Per Capita Income||# 209||43rd|
|Diversity Index||# 116||68th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.