Meriden, CT Profile: Facts & Data


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Meriden, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden is the 10th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 60,341 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Silver City.

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Meriden, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 60,341
Population in Households 59,377
Population in Familes 47,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 964
Population Density2 2,536
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $57,469
Average Household Income $74,584
Per Capita Income $29,528


Total Housing Units 26,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,943 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,619 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,474 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $203,955
Average Home Value $218,179


Total Households 23,562
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,937
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.11% -0.04%
Households -0.21% -0.12%
Families -0.29% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2018 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 Density # 37 75th
Diversity Index # 14 91st
Median Household Income # 110 23rd
Per Capita Income # 113 21st

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