Meriden, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Meriden, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden is the 10th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 61,112 as of July 1, 2016. Meriden ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Meriden is located at latitude 41.5368 and longitude -72.7945 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meriden (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. New Haven County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 144 feet.

The City of Meriden (GNIS ID: 2378280) 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 Meriden is located within Town of Meriden, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Haven County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meriden population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Silver City.


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Meriden, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 61,112
Population in Households 60,138
Population in Familes 47,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 974
Population Density1 2,569
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,869
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 15,162
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 26,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,902 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,967 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,298 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $188,640
Average Home Value $205,598
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,952
Average Household Income $69,840
Per Capita Income $27,681
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.08%
Households -0.07% -0.01%
Families -0.15% -0.05%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Meriden, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meriden to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 10 94th
Population Density1 # 35 76th
Diversity Index2 # 14 91st
Median Household Income # 111 23rd
Per Capita Income # 115 20th

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