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.
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.
|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|
|Median Household Income||$31,436|
|Average Household Income||$51,446|
|Per Capita Income||$21,295|
|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|
|Average Household Size||2.41|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.64%|
|Per Capita Income||1.28%|
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.
|Total Population||# 6||99th|
|Population Density||# 97||73rd|
|Diversity Index||# 103||72nd|
|Median Household Income||# 217||40th|
|Per Capita Income||# 111||70th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.