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Meriden, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden had a population of 59,518 as of July 1, 2019. Meriden ranks in the upper quartile for 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 41.5382 and longitude -72.807 in New Haven County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meriden 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Silver City.

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Meriden, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Meriden, CT Housing Affordability Index is 120
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Meriden, CT Wealth Index is 77
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 59,518 (100%)
Population in Households 58,559 (98.4%)
Population in Families 46,115 (77.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 959 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 2,501
Diversity Index2 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,414
Average Household Income $74,661
Per Capita Income $29,196
Wealth Index4 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,996 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,259 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,706 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $180,536
Housing Affordability Index3 120
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,255
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,721
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.24% -0.12%
Households -0.33% -0.18%
Families -0.42% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

Meriden, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meriden to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 11 93rd
Population Density # 38 74th
Diversity Index # 15 91st
Median Household Income # 112 22nd
Per Capita Income # 115 20th

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