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Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Meridian is 34,424. Meridian, Mississippi is the 1,158th largest city in the US.
Meridian is located entirely in Lauderdale County.
The peak population of Meridian was in 1990, when its population was 42,017. In 1990, Meridian was the 639th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,158th largest city in the US. Meridian is currently 18.1% smaller than it was in 1990.
Meridian has shrunk 16.6% since the year 2000. Meridian, Mississippi's growth is extremely below average. 98% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Meridian has a population density of 765.7 people per square mile.
|1153||Del Rio, Texas||34,584||1.7%|
|1159||American Fork, Utah||34,422||52.1%|
|1161||Pleasant Hill, California||34,304||3.7%|
The total voting age population of Meridian, Mississippi, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 28,233. The voting age population is 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.2% of the residents of Meridian are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Meridian are 62.9% Black, 35.0% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.7% Two or more races, 0.5% Other and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 2.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Meridian, 27.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 41.2%. On a per-household basis, 21.3% of families are below the poverty line in Meridian.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.1% of Meridian residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 81.8% of Meridian residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 20.2% have a bachelor's degree and 8.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Meridian residents aged 5 and older, 3.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Meridian is 7.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Meridian, 16.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Meridian is $32,422.
In Meridian, 49.4% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 50.6% of housing units in Meridian.
Of all the housing units in Meridian, 10.7% of them were build before 1940.
In Meridian, 8.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Meridian is $728.
In Meridian, 68.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.