Meridian, Mississippi Population 2019

Meridian, Mississippi's estimated population is 37,325 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Meridian, Mississippi is the 8th largest city in Mississippi based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 694.56 people/mi² (268.17 people/km²).

The overall median age is 36 years, 34.5 years for males, and 37.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.36 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 Meridian, Mississippi is $31,664, while the mean household income is $51,160.

Meridian Ms Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Meridian Ms was:

  • Black or African American: 60.34%
  • White: 36.87%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%

How Many People Live in Meridian, Mississippi?

37,325
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201837,325-620-1.63%
201737,945-688-1.78%
201638,633-597-1.52%
201539,230-650-1.63%
201439,880-546-1.35%
201340,426-251-0.62%
201240,677-384-0.94%
201141,061-48-0.12%
201041,1091,1410.28%
200039,968-1,068-0.26%
199041,036-5,541-1.26%
198046,5771,4940.33%
197045,083-4,291-0.91%
196049,3747,4811.66%
195041,8936,4121.68%
194035,4813,5271.05%
193031,9548,5553.17%
192023,3991140.05%
191023,2859,2355.18%
190014,0503,4262.83%
189010,6246,61610.24%
18804,0081,2993.99%
18702,7090.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American23,661
White14,458
Two or More Races420
Asian311
Some Other Race295
American Indian and Alaska Native68

Meridian Ms Population Pyramid 2019

Meridian Ms Median Age

36


Total

34.5


Male

37.9


Female

Meridian Ms Adults

There are 29,628 adults, (5,959 of whom are seniors) in Meridian Ms.

Meridian Ms Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Meridian Ms Sex Ratio

Female

20,726

52.85%

Male

18,487

47.15%

Meridian Ms Households and Families

Meridian Ms Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Meridian Ms Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.2%28.8%
Male52.6%47.4%
All51.3%48.7%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Female31.4%68.6%

51.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,0272.3651.3
Non Family6,3851.1546.4
Married5,2733.0671.2
Female3,7193.3131.4
Male6503.0752.6

3.07

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Meridian Ms Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0744.14%
9th to 12th Grade2,5799.95%
High School Graduate7,22427.87%
Some College6,90326.64%
Associates Degree2,79810.80%
Bachelors Degree3,18712.30%
Graduate Degree2,1528.30%

Meridian Ms Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black14,24711,3911,653
White10,80510,0943,448
Hispanic43336647
Asian260260139
Other Race17613411
Multiple Races17615737
Native American242424

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,313$33,478$24,107
Less Than High School$15,667$18,750$12,431
High School Grad$22,022$26,411$19,223
Some College$26,435$32,460$22,922
Bachelors Degree$44,196$54,336$35,950
Graduate Degree$47,062$59,938$44,429

$28,313

Average Earnings

$33,478

Average Male

$24,107

Average Female

Meridian Ms Language

Meridian Ms Language by Age

Meridian Ms Language

96.59% of Meridian Ms residents speak only English, while 3.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Meridian Ms Poverty

Meridian Ms Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,9119,36240.86%
White13,3601,45910.92%
Multiple42021751.67%
Hispanic86320023.17%
Other2954515.25%
Asian311319.97%

29.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.92%

Male Poverty Rate

33.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meridian Ms

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meridian Ms is Multiple, with 51.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meridian Ms is Asian, with 9.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.10%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.45%
Some College22.50%
High School21.79%
Bachelors or Greater6.49%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed40.86%
Female Unemployed39.90%
Female Employed20.61%
Male Employed9.82%

Meridian Ms Income

Meridian Ms Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,664$51,160
Families$40,246$58,527
Married Families$64,909-
Non Families$22,251$36,054

Meridian Ms Marital Status

Meridian Ms Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Meridian Ms Married by Age and Sex

Meridian Ms Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Meridian Ms Marital Status by Race

Meridian Ms Veterans

2,777

Number of Veterans

2,490

Male Veterans

287

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam686
First Gulf War606
Second Gulf War491
Korea283
World War II127

Meridian Ms Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,56212.93%
Black1,1296.79%
2 or More7140.34%
Hispanic367.14%
Indian1522.06%

Meridian Ms Veterans by Education

12.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meridian Ms Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Meridian Ms 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

76.85%

Born in Mississippi

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.34% of Meridian Ms residents were born in the United States, with 76.85% having been born in Mississippi. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.