Meriden, Connecticut Population 2019

Meriden, Connecticut's estimated population is 59,540 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Meriden, Connecticut is the 10th largest city in Connecticut based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2502.35 people/mi² (966.16 people/km²).

The overall median age is 42.6 years, 42.4 years for males, and 42.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.27 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Meriden, Connecticut is $57,350, while the mean household income is $72,246.

Meriden Ct Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Meriden Ct was:

  • White: 81.48%
  • Black or African American: 10.35%
  • Other race: 3.82%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Asian: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Meriden, Connecticut?

59,540
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201859,540-123-0.21%
201759,663-71-0.12%
201659,734-355-0.59%
201560,089-320-0.53%
201460,409-101-0.17%
201360,510-177-0.29%
201260,687-27-0.04%
201160,714-135-0.22%
201060,8492,6050.44%
200058,244-1,235-0.21%
199059,4792,3610.41%
198057,1181,1590.21%
197055,9594,1090.77%
196051,8507,7621.63%
195044,0884,5941.11%
194039,4941,0130.26%
193038,4818,6142.57%
192029,8672,6020.92%
191027,2652,9691.16%
190024,2962,6441.16%
189021,6526,1123.37%
188015,5406,6475.74%
18708,8930.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White49,085
Black or African American6,233
Some Other Race2,299
Two or More Races1,489
Asian1,074
American Indian and Alaska Native61

Meriden Ct Population Pyramid 2019

Meriden Ct Median Age

42.6


Total

42.4


Male

42.8


Female

Meriden Ct Adults

There are 49,703 adults, (9,912 of whom are seniors) in Meriden Ct.

Meriden Ct Age Dependency

51.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Meriden Ct Sex Ratio

Female

31,803

52.79%

Male

28,438

47.21%

Meriden Ct Households and Families

Meriden Ct Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Meriden Ct Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
Male65.8%34.2%
All59.7%40.3%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Female43.4%56.6%

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,1092.2759.7
Non Family11,3731.1443.8
Married10,0393.0382.6
Female3,4573.2643.4
Male1,2403.5965.8

3.03

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Meriden Ct Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1144.67%
9th to 12th Grade3,4477.62%
High School Graduate17,61238.93%
Some College8,25818.25%
Associates Degree3,6378.04%
Bachelors Degree7,13415.77%
Graduate Degree3,0406.72%

Meriden Ct Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White30,16427,8137,358
Hispanic9,5206,9631,241
Black4,5204,0001,272
Other Race1,564835239
Asian791724297
Multiple Races61646470
Native American52527

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.55%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,853$50,303$37,443
Less Than High School$31,757$34,140$24,896
High School Grad$38,096$46,360$31,897
Some College$41,638$52,099$36,388
Bachelors Degree$52,747$59,019$50,556
Graduate Degree$67,040$76,250$63,654

$43,853

Average Earnings

$50,303

Average Male

$37,443

Average Female

Meriden Ct Language

Meriden Ct Language by Age

Meriden Ct Language

77.64% of Meriden Ct residents speak only English, while 22.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.21% of the population.

Meriden Ct Poverty

Meriden Ct Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,4612,93420.29%
White37,1382,2366.02%
Black6,1551,12018.20%
Other2,25347621.13%
Multiple1,45726618.26%
Asian1,070676.26%
Native561832.14%

10.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.49%

Male Poverty Rate

11.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meriden Ct

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meriden Ct is Native, with 32.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meriden Ct is White, with 6.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.82%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.11%
High School8.74%
Some College8.63%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed33.52%
Male Unemployed19.48%
Female Employed4.01%
Male Employed2.41%

Meriden Ct Income

Meriden Ct Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,350$72,246
Families$73,267$86,287
Married Families$83,660$97,461
Non Families$45,777$52,169

Meriden Ct Marital Status

Meriden Ct Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Meriden Ct Married by Age and Sex

Meriden Ct Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Meriden Ct Marital Status by Race

Meriden Ct Veterans

2,905

Number of Veterans

2,756

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam939
Second Gulf War370
First Gulf War339
World War II315
Korea281

Meriden Ct Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4856.03%
Hispanic3112.86%
Black2835.64%
Other603.37%
2 or More374.90%
Asian323.93%
Indian814.55%

Meriden Ct Veterans by Education

4.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meriden Ct Employment Status

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Meriden Ct Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.50%

Born in Connecticut

91.51%

Native Born

8.49%

Foreign Born

3.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.51% of Meriden Ct residents were born in the United States, with 65.50% having been born in Connecticut. 3.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.