Living in Meridian, MS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Meridian SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Meridian, MS Crime Report

1,632
Total Crimes
4,352.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
69.45%
Above National Average

Meridian, MS Cost Of Living

82
Meridian's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Meridian, Mississippi Info Snack

Meridian is the sixth largest city in the state of Mississippi, United States. It is the county seat of Lauderdale County and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. Along major highways, the city is 93 mi (150 km) east of Jackson, Mississippi; 154 mi (248 km) southwest of Birmingham, Alabama; 202 mi (325 km) northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana; and 231 mi (372 km) southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.
Population
38,602
Unemployment
8.8%
Poverty
28.7%
Median Home
$83,700
Median Income
$32,807
Median Rent
$703

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Rankings for Meridian in Mississippi

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Map Of Meridian, MS

Population over time in Meridian

Year Population % Change
2017 38,602 -1.6%
2016 39,213 -2.2%
2015 40,094 -1.0%
2014 40,507 -0.7%
2013 40,809 -0.6%
2012 41,069 0.0%
2011 41,056 -0.1%
2010 41,089 0.4%
2009 40,927 -
Crime/100k Meridian MS USA
Violent Crime 413.3 234.4 368.9
Murder 10.7 5.7 5.0
Robbery 136.0 53.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 224.0 157.2 246.8
Property Crime 3938.7 2403.0 2199.5
Burglary 1066.7 697.8 376.0
Larceny 2568.0 1561.2 1594.6
Car Theft 304.0 144.0 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Meridian

White
33.6% (12,972)
African American
62.8% (24,247)
American Indian
0.1% (33)
Asian
0.9% (332)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (27)
Two Or More
0.4% (166)
Hispanic
2.1% (825)
Race Meridian MS USA
White 33.6% 56.8% 61.1%
African American 62.8% 37.5% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 0.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.4% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.1% 3.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Meridian, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
12.9% (498,421)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.2% (353,434)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.7% (684,901)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.8% (455,218)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.3% (551,875)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.4% (515,751)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.5% (327,073)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.7% (298,027)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.8% (70,296)
$200,000 or more
2.7% (105,200)
Income Meridian MS USA
Less than $10,000 12.9% 10.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 6.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.7% 12.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.8% 11.4% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.3% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.4% 16.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.5% 11.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.7% 10.4% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.8% 3.3% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.7% 2.7% 7.0%

Gender in Meridian

Female
52.1% (20,103)
Male
47.9% (18,499)
Gender Meridian MS USA
Female 52.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Meridian for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,930)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (3,860)
High School / GED
27.0% (10,422)
Some College
25.0% (9,650)
Associate's Degree
11.0% (4,246)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (5,018)
Master's Degree
6.0% (2,316)
Professional Degree
2.0% (772)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (386)
Education Meridian MS USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 11.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 11.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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