Meriden, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Meriden Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Meriden Content

Also See: Meriden, CT ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Meriden, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The City of Meriden is the 10th largest city in Connecticut with a population of 61,407 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meriden: Silver City.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Meriden, CT Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | CT Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Town of Meriden | New Haven County | Connecticut Counties

Search the map for:

Meriden, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 61,407
Daytime Population: Workers 22,694
Daytime Population: Residents 32,622
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,316
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 60,434
Population in Familes 47,636
Population in Group Qrtrs 973
Population Density2 2,581
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $55,174
Average Household Income $72,415
Per Capita Income $28,584


Total Housing Units 26,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,912 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,987 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,241 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $196,624
Average Home Value $213,369


Total Households 23,899
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 15,166
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.15%
Households -0.04% 0.04%
Families -0.12% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 94th
Population Density # 36 75th
Diversity Index # 14 91st
Median Household Income # 110 23rd
Per Capita Income # 114 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.

Connecticut Research Tools

Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Connecticut Census Data
Highest or Lowest: