Meridian Lauderdale County, Mississippi

Meridian: City in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States

Meridian locator map
Location of Meridian on Mississippi map.


Meridian is a city located in the county of Lauderdale in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Its population at the 2010 census was 41,148 and a population density of 291 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 36,011 inhabitants.

The city was created 167 years ago in 1853.

Downtown Meridian from City Hall image
Downtown Meridian from City Hall
Downtown Meridian from City Hall image


Meridian is located at 32°21'52"N 88°42'13"W (32.3643100, -88.7036600).

Meridian map


Meridian forecast: A slight chance of rain showers before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Meridian Quick Facts

Population : 36,011 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Lauderdale County
Postal code : 39301–39307
Phone Area Codes : 601
Area : 141.17 km2
Altitude : 344 feet / 105 meters
Capital city : Meridian is capital of Lauderdale County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (167 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 04:46:47 (22nd October 2021)
Density : 255 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -14.27% (2010-2020)
Weather : 76℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers then Mostly Sunny 7-days weather


According to census records, the population of Meridian decreased by 14.27% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 41,148 - census
2011 41,054 -0.23% estimation process
2012 40,666 -0.95% estimation process
2013 40,413 -0.63% estimation process
2014 39,858 -1.39% estimation process
2015 39,213 -1.64% estimation process
2016 38,616 -1.55% estimation process
2017 37,916 -1.85% estimation process
2018 37,103 -2.19% estimation process
2019 36,347 -2.08% estimation process
2020 36,011 -0.93% estimation process

Meridian zip code is 39301. County name: Lauderdale, County fips: 28075

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People born in Meridian (136)

People born in Meridian, including singer-songwriter, entrepreneur and musician Hayley Williams, actress, author, and producer Sela Ward, actress Diane Ladd, you can see a list of people who born in Meridian.

  • Maryon Pittman Allen (American politician (1925-2018)) she was born in 30/11/1925
  • Winfield Dunn (American politician) he was born in 01/07/1927
  • Jimmie Rodgers (American country singer, songwriter) he was born in 08/09/1897
  • Fred Phelps (American pastor and activist) he was born in 13/11/1929
  • Alvin Fielder (American drummer) he was born in 23/11/1935
  • Barry Hannah (Short story writer, novelist, professor) he was born in 23/04/1942
  • Cleo Brown (American singer) she was born in 08/12/1909
  • Jamie Brown (American baseball player) he was born in 31/03/1977
  • Dyron Nix (American basketball player) he was born in 11/02/1967
  • George Wilson (basketball player from the United States born in 1942) he was born in 09/05/1942
  • Chris Ethridge (American musician) he was born in 10/02/1947
  • Aubert C. Dunn (American politician (1896-1987)) he was born in 20/11/1896
  • John Luther Adams (American composer) he was born in 23/01/1953
  • Blind Roosevelt Graves (American blues musician) he was born in 09/12/1909
  • Moe Bandy (American country singer) he was born in 12/02/1944
  • David Ruffin (American singer) he was born in 18/01/1941
  • Earl Aycock (American musician and radio host) he was born in 01/11/1930
  • Derrick McKey (American basketball player) he was born in 10/10/1966

Schools in Meridian

College & universities near Meridian, MS

Code Name City ZIP
175935 Meridian Community College Meridian (MS) 39307-5801

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Meridian, MS

Code Name Address Type
MEI Union Station 1901 Front Street RAIL
LAU Laurel station 230 North Maple Street RAIL
THM Thomasville, AL 34390 US Highway 43 BUS
GVH Grove Hill, AL 430 South Jackson Street BUS

Post offices near Meridian

Post Office Name City ZIP
Meridian Post Office Meridian (MS) 39301

Other places with the same name (5)

  • Meridian , Idaho city in Ada County, Idaho, United States with a population of 114,161 people.
  • Meridian , Texas city in Texas, USA with a population of 1,502 people.
  • Meridian , New York city in Cayuga County, New York, United States of America with a population of 285 people.
  • Meridian , Oklahoma town in Logan County, Oklahoma, United States of America with a population of 45 people.

Other cities in Lauderdale County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lauderdale County , MS.

City Name Population Title
Marion 1,482 Suburb town of Meridian, located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Nellieburg 1,414 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Meridian distances to largest Mississippi cities