Meriden, Connecticut Population 2020

59,398
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Meriden is a city located in Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 59,398, it is the 10th largest city in Connecticut and the 650th largest city in the United States. Meriden is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -2.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,868 in 2010. Meriden reached it's highest population of 60,849 in 2010. Spanning over 24 miles, Meriden has a population density of 2,496 people per square mile.

The average household income in Meriden is $73,328 with a poverty rate of 11.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,000 per month, and the median house value is $172,200. The median age in Meriden is 42.6 years, 42.8 years for males, and 42.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.5 males.

Meriden Demographics

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

  • White: 81.15%
  • Black or African American: 10.29%
  • Other race: 4.06%
  • Two or more races: 2.58%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Meriden, Connecticut is 59,398, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,540.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,868.

Meriden, Connecticut Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White48,58081.15%
Black or African American6,16110.29%
Some Other Race2,4334.06%
Two or More Races1,5452.58%
Asian8881.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native2570.43%
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Meriden Population Pyramid 2020

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Meriden Median Age

42.6


Total

42.8


Male

42.5


Female

Meriden Adults

There are 49,055 adults, (9,980 of whom are seniors) in Meriden.

Meriden Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Meriden Sex Ratio

Female

32,091

53.61%

Male

27,773

46.39%

Meriden Households and Families

Meriden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meriden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.2%19.8%
Male66.7%33.3%
All58.8%41.2%
Female47.5%52.5%
Non Family43.5%56.5%

58.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,2182.2458.8
Non Family11,8301.1543.5
Married9,6813.0480.2
Female3,3453.3747.5
Male1,3623.3266.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Meriden Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2565.08%
9th to 12th Grade3,4367.73%
High School Graduate17,34239.03%
Some College7,94317.88%
Associates Degree3,4767.82%
Bachelors Degree6,88315.49%
Graduate Degree3,0996.97%
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Meriden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,60626,4567,241
Hispanic10,4517,5641,259
Black4,4553,9431,169
Other Race1,621859189
Multiple Races774642110
Asian698600286
Native American10310323

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 40.97%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,125$51,878$39,681
Less Than High School$33,094$36,071$23,676
High School Grad$41,003$48,099$33,288
Some College$45,064$54,060$38,113
Bachelors Degree$52,996$58,196$50,965
Graduate Degree$70,945$83,598$62,969

$46,125

Average Earnings

$51,878

Average Male

$39,681

Average Female

Meriden Language

Meriden Language by Age

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Meriden Language

75.18% of Meriden residents speak only English, while 24.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.08% of the population.

Meriden Poverty

Meriden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,3283,28020.09%
White35,2112,2716.45%
Black6,0751,29621.33%
Other2,39962726.14%
Multiple1,51527117.89%
Asian881687.72%
Native253145.53%

11.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.61%

Male Poverty Rate

12.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meriden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meriden is Other, with 26.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meriden is Native, with 5.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.20%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.18%
High School9.90%
Some College7.96%
Bachelors or Greater3.82%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.40%
Male Unemployed27.62%
Female Employed4.68%
Male Employed3.60%

Meriden Income

Meriden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,886$73,328
Families$75,370$87,709
Married Families$84,802$99,205
Non Families$46,678$53,655
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Meriden Marital Status

Meriden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Meriden Married by Age and Sex

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Meriden 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 Marital Status by Race

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Meriden Veterans

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2,700

Number of Veterans

2,628

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam881
Second Gulf War358
First Gulf War306
Korea278
World War II226
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74826
75+730
55 to 64509
35 to 54354
18 to 34281
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3215.74%
Hispanic3502.88%
Black2615.24%
Other573.05%
Asian283.84%
2 or More202.31%
Indian1311.61%

Meriden Veterans by Education

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6.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meriden Employment Status

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63.8%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

6.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.04%

Born in Connecticut

91.28%

Native Born

8.72%

Foreign Born

4.51%

Non Citizen

4.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.28% of Meriden residents were born in the United States, with 65.04% having been born in Connecticut. 4.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,398-71-0.12%
201959,469-71-0.12%
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%