Living in Meriden, CT

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Meriden SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Meriden, CT Crime Report

1,431
Total Crimes
2,393.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-6.82%
Below National Average

Meriden, CT Cost Of Living

110
Meriden's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Meriden, Connecticut Info Snack

Meriden is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, located halfway between the regional cities of New Haven and Hartford. In 2010, the population of the city was 60,868.
Population
59,864
Unemployment
6.4%
Poverty
11.7%
Median Home
$172,200
Median Income
$57,886
Median Rent
$1,000

Meriden, CT Photos

Rankings for Meriden in Connecticut

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Map Of Meriden, CT

Population over time in Meriden

Year Population % Change
2017 59,864 -0.6%
2016 60,241 0.1%
2015 60,203 -0.4%
2014 60,439 -0.3%
2013 60,616 -0.1%
2012 60,691 0.0%
2011 60,674 0.1%
2010 60,608 0.2%
2009 60,484 -
Crime/100k Meriden CT USA
Violent Crime 359.6 207.4 368.9
Murder 1.7 2.3 5.0
Robbery 100.3 61.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 232.5 120.2 246.8
Property Crime 2033.7 1681.0 2199.5
Burglary 319.4 222.5 376.0
Larceny 1438.3 1251.8 1594.6
Car Theft 276.0 206.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Meriden

White
59.8% (35,819)
African American
9.4% (5,615)
American Indian
0.3% (196)
Asian
1.5% (888)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (70)
Two Or More
1.5% (884)
Hispanic
27.4% (16,392)
Race Meriden CT USA
White 59.8% 67.5% 61.1%
African American 9.4% 9.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.5% 4.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.5% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 27.4% 15.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Meriden, Connecticut

Less than $10,000
4.9% (292,492)
$10,000 to $14,999
2.5% (147,273)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.4% (501,644)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.0% (537,721)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.2% (1,090,512)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.4% (1,161,066)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.5% (867,432)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.4% (922,916)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.9% (295,917)
$200,000 or more
2.8% (169,422)
Income Meriden CT USA
Less than $10,000 4.9% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 2.5% 3.6% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.4% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.0% 7.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.2% 10.6% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.4% 15.5% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.5% 12.5% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.4% 17.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.9% 9.0% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.8% 11.9% 7.0%

Gender in Meriden

Female
53.6% (32,091)
Male
46.4% (27,772)
Gender Meriden CT USA
Female 53.6% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 46.4% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Meriden for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (2,394)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (4,789)
High School / GED
39.0% (23,346)
Some College
18.0% (10,775)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (4,789)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (8,979)
Master's Degree
5.0% (2,993)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,197)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (598)
Education Meriden CT USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 39.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 17.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

4 Reviews & Comments About Meriden

Overall User Rating
3.2
/5

Snowy Kitten127

I lived in Meriden sense I was 13 just move to FL man are things different here but Meriden will always have a place in my heart even if it was full of jacka$$es


Eric Ridel

I lived in Meriden for like 10 years and Meriden ruled!


HomeSnacks User

crime as a city in statistics is bad, but there are nice pockets / outskirts we live in a nice suburban area, very quiet clean with good neighbors. access to major shopping and highways and routes.

you can a good size house for a fair price, decent tax rate makes it affordable.

location, you're in the middle of the state so you can commute anywhere you need to

good parks, good tax rate, affordable housing, nice areas to live in early schools are good, high schools arent so good, good place to start a family


HomeSnacks User

Lived in Meriden 17 years. Moved out finally last June. 2016 I couldn't be any happier.

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