Meriden New Haven County, Connecticut

Meriden: City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States

About

Meriden is a city located in the county of New Haven in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Its population at the 2010 census was 60,868. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 58,981 inhabitants.

The city was created 80 years ago in 1941.

Meriden Quick Facts

Population : 58,981 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Connecticut (United States)
County : New Haven County
Phone Area Codes : 203
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Altitude : 177 feet / 54 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1942 (80 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 10:36:45 (26th May 2022)
Postal code : 06450
Population growth : -3.2% (2010-2020)
Meriden locator map
Location of Meriden on Connecticut map.
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Geography

Meriden is located at 41°32'17"N 72°48'25"W (41.5381500, -72.8070400).

Meriden map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Meriden decreased by 3.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 60,868 - census
2011 60,699 -0.28% estimation process
2012 60,672 -0.04% estimation process
2013 60,491 -0.3% estimation process
2014 60,384 -0.18% estimation process
2015 60,063 -0.53% estimation process
2016 59,708 -0.59% estimation process
2017 59,646 -0.1% estimation process
2018 59,566 -0.13% estimation process
2019 59,395 -0.29% estimation process
2020 58,981 -0.7% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 20,669
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 21,475
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -3.8%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,817
April 1, 2010 Population : 21,475
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.1%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 19.0%
People over 65 (%) : 18.5%
Female persons, % : 45.5%
White only, percent : 93.1%
Black or African American alone, percent : 4.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 0.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : Z
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.8%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 91.6%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,304
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 1.0%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 8,990

Meriden zip code is 06450. County name: New Haven, County fips: 09009

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 8,990
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 74.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $86,000
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $945
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $368
2015-2019 median gross rent : $667
Permits for construction, 2020 : 5
2015-2019 Households : 7,644
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.43
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 83.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 70.2%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.5%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.8%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 15,352
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 50,681
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 138,157
2012 total retail sales per capita : $6,521
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $50,245
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,356
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.4%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 327
2019 total employment : 3,929
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 172,988
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : 0.0%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 921
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,225
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 547
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 469
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 37
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,137
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 152
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 972
2010 population per square mile : 48.0
2010 land area in square miles : 447.14
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 61.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $79,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $901
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $391
2015-2019 median gross rent : $636
2015-2019 Households : 5,297
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.18
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 77.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 11.8%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 13.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.1%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 21,030
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 68,650
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 484,218
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 176,745
2012 total retail sales per capita : $14,617
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $41,314
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,125
Percentage of people living in poverty : 13.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 929
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 478
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 252
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 840
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 42
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 761
2010 population per square mile : 1,665.6
2010 land area in square miles : 7.42

People born in Meriden (71)

People born in Meriden, including operatic soprano Rosa Ponselle, football player Anthony Manfreda, politician Charles Pomeroy, .

List

  • Rob Hyman (American singer, songwriter, keyboard player, accordion player, producer, arranger and recording studio owner) he was born in 24/04/1950
  • George Murdock (American anthropologist) he was born in 11/05/1897
  • William Lyman (American inventor) he was born in 29/03/1821
  • Francis T. Maloney (American politician (1894-1945)) he was born in 31/03/1894
  • Frank Kowalski (American politician (1907-1974)) he was born in 18/10/1907
  • James Surowiecki (American journalist) he was born in 30/04/1967
  • John A. Danaher (American lawyer and politician (1899-1990)) he was born in 09/01/1899
  • Stanley Thomas Williams (American literary scholar) he was born in 25/10/1888
  • Jay Murphy (American basketball player) he was born in 26/06/1962
  • Paul Cook (US politician, educator) he was born in 03/03/1943
  • Mark Harris (American composer) he was born in 08/08/1955
  • Tomie dePaola (American illustrator and writer) he was born in 15/09/1934
  • Al Niemiec (baseball player) he was born in 18/05/1911
  • Bud Schultz (American tennis player) he was born in 21/08/1959
  • Carl Rettenmeyer (American myrmecologist) he was born in 10/02/1931
  • Charles Earle (American baseball player) he was born in 31/03/1884
  • Curt Sampson (journalist) he was born in 29/01/1952
  • David Pekoske (26th Vice-Commandant of the United States Coast Guard) he was born in 05/05/1955

Schools in Meriden

College & universities near Meriden, CT

Code Name City ZIP
449463 Academy Di Capelli-School of Cosmetology Wallingford (CT) 06492
434520 Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington Campus Southington (CT) 06489
128896 Cortiva Institute-Cromwell Cromwell (CT) 06416
130697 Wesleyan University Middletown (CT) 06459
129923 Lincoln Technical Institute-New Britain New Britain (CT) 06051

Stations (27)

Amtrak & bus stations near Meriden, CT

Code Name Address Type
MDN Meriden Transit Center 60 State Street RAIL
WFD Wallingford station 37 Hall Avenue RAIL
BER Berlin 51 Depot Road RAIL
NHV Union Station 50 Union Avenue RAIL
HFD Hartford Union Station One Union Place RAIL

Post offices near Meriden

Post Office Name City ZIP
Meriden Post Office Meriden (CT) 06450
Middlefield Post Office Middlefield (CT) 06455
Milldal Post Office Milldale (CT) 06467
Cheshir Post Office Cheshire (CT) 06410
Plantsvill Post Office Plantsville (CT) 06479

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Meriden , Kansas human settlement in Jefferson County, Kansas, United States of America with a population of 776 people.
  • Meriden , Minnesota township in Steele County, Minnesota with a population of 623 people.
  • Meriden , Illinois township in LaSalle County, Illinois with a population of 303 people.
  • Meriden , Iowa human settlement in Cherokee County, Iowa, United States of America with a population of 144 people.

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City Name Population Title
New Haven 130,801 City in Connecticut, United States
Waterbury 106,826 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Hamden 60,294 Town in Connecticut, US
West Haven 54,367 City in Connecticut, United States
Milford 53,259 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States of America
Wallingford 44,076 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Naugatuck 30,905 Town in Connecticut, United States
Cheshire 28,806 Town in Connecticut
East Haven 28,454 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Branford 27,736 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United Sates
North Haven 23,556 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Guilford 22,043 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Southbury 19,496 Town in Connecticut, United States
Ansonia 18,525 City in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Madison 17,924 Town in Connecticut, United States
Wolcott 16,565 Town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Meriden distances to largest Connecticut cities