Meridian Lauderdale County, Mississippi

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

About

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. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 36,011 inhabitants.

The city was created 168 years ago in 1853.

Meridian Quick Facts

Population : 36,011 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Mississippi (United States)
County : Lauderdale County
Postal code : 39301, 39303, 39307, 39301–39307
Phone Area Codes : 601
Water as percent of area : 1.41%
Land as percent of area : 98.59%
Altitude : 344 feet / 105 meters
Capital city : Meridian is capital of Lauderdale County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 16:36:16 (24th May 2022)
Population growth : -14.27% (2010-2020)
Meridian locator map
Location of Meridian on Mississippi map.
Downtown Meridian from City Hall image
Downtown Meridian from City Hall
Downtown Meridian from City Hall image

Geography

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

Meridian map

Demographics

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

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,650
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 9,450
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -8.5%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,716
April 1, 2010 Population : 9,450
People under 5 years old, percentage : 3.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 11.7%
People over 65 (%) : 30.6%
Female persons, % : 54.2%
White only, percent : 91.4%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 5.4%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 87.4%
2015-2019 Veterans : 626
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 8.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 74.1%

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

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 74.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $354,200
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,239
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $941
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,344
2015-2019 Households : 4,052
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 : 85.3%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.1%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 92.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 36.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 6.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 55.7%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 15,563
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 11,133
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 64,456
2012 total retail sales per capita : $6,842
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 28.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $72,372
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $47,081
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 941
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 522
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 349
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 85
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 835
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 31
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 894
2010 population per square mile : 1,479.5
2010 land area in square miles : 6.39
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 26.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $333,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $2,703
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $1,133
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,504
2015-2019 Households : 6,474
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.66
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 72.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 87.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 84.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 41.5%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 6.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.7%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 63.1%
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 63,356
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 145,264
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,470
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 36.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $69,604
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $33,858
Percentage of people living in poverty : 16.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,336
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 763
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 443
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 622
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 676
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 43
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,262
2010 population per square mile : 11,319.3
2010 land area in square miles : 1.20

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, .

List

  • 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