Meriden, Connecticut Population 2021

59,053
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Meriden is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. With a 2020 population of 59,053, it is the 10th largest city in Connecticut and the 653rd largest city in the United States . Meriden is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -2.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,868 in 2010. Meriden reached it's highest population of 60,832 in 2010. Spanning over 24 miles, Meriden has a population density of 2,481 people per square mile.

The average household income in Meriden is $75,379 with a poverty rate of 10.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,027 per month, and the median house value is $171,900. The median age in Meriden is 40.9 years, 40.2 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Meriden Demographics

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

  • White: 78.06%
  • Black or African American: 10.00%
  • Other race: 6.04%
  • Two or more races: 3.82%
  • Asian: 1.66%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Meriden, Connecticut is 59,053 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,566.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,868.

Meriden, Connecticut Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,58278.06%
Black or African American5,96910.00%
Some Other Race3,6036.04%
Two or More Races2,2793.82%
Asian9901.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native2530.42%
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Meriden Population by Race

Meriden Population Pyramid $2021

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Meriden Median Age

40.9


Total

40.2


Male

41.7


Female

Meriden Adults

There are 48,087 adults, (9,744 of whom are seniors) in Meriden.

Meriden Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Meriden Sex Ratio

Female

31,861

53.39%

Male

27,815

46.61%

Meriden Population by Age

Meriden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meriden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
Male68%32%
All58%42%
Female47.5%52.5%
Non Family42.1%57.9%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meriden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,5952.2958
Non Family11,3431.1542.1
Married9,4383.1379.8
Female3,5343.3347.5
Male1,2803.3368

3.1

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Meriden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7436.33%
9th to 12th Grade3,0777.10%
High School Graduate16,70238.55%
Some College7,64817.65%
Associates Degree3,5038.09%
Bachelors Degree6,38514.74%
Graduate Degree3,2657.54%
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Meriden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Meriden Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White27,05325,1467,015
Hispanic10,8817,6661,235
Black4,1203,541924
Other Race2,2821,142209
2+ Races1,2811,156159
Asian765664394
Native American1039621

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.50%.

Meriden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,230$51,043$39,834
Less Than 9th Grade$33,848$36,580$22,258
High School Graduate$41,253$47,895$34,749
Some College$42,608$50,637$36,992
Bachelors Degree$54,917$60,641$52,493
Graduate Degree$78,713$86,928$62,923

$46,230

Average Earnings

$51,043

Average Male

$39,834

Average Female

Meriden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meriden Language by Age

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Meriden Language

73.23% of Meriden residents speak only English, while 26.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.75% of the population.

Meriden Language

Meriden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,3603,43719.80%
White33,7762,0836.17%
Other3,58096226.87%
Black5,8585339.10%
Multiple2,25738717.15%
Asian984636.40%
Native248135.24%

10.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.68%

Male Poverty Rate

11.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meriden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meriden is Other, with 26.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meriden is Native, with 5.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.86%.

Meriden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.92%
High School8.80%
Some College6.34%
Bachelors or Greater2.13%

Meriden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.91%
Male Unemployed28.81%
Female Employed4.93%
Male Employed3.47%

Meriden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meriden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,843$75,379
Families$77,621$91,306
Married Families$86,518$104,280
Non Families$45,643$52,682
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Income by Household Type

Meriden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

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 45-54.

Meriden Marital Status by Race

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Meriden Marital Status

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2,431

Number of Veterans

2,341

Male Veterans

90

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam748
Second Gulf War433
Korea302
First Gulf War286
World War II172

Meriden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74715
75+620
55 to 64424
35 to 54345
18 to 34327

Meriden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1265.55%
Hispanic3172.46%
Black1934.09%
2+ Races372.63%
Other Race371.34%
Asian263.27%
Native American1210.91%

Meriden Veterans by Race

Meriden Veterans by Education

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5.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meriden Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Meriden Employment by Age

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Meriden Employment by Race

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Meriden Employment by Education

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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63.48%

Born in Meriden

89.81%

Native Born

10.19%

Foreign Born

5.67%

Non Citizen

4.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.81% of Meriden residents were born in the United States, with 63.48% having been born in Connecticut. 5.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Meriden Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202159,053-171-0.29%
202059,224-171-0.29%
201959,395-171-0.29%
201859,566-80-0.13%
201759,646-62-0.10%
201659,708-355-0.59%
201560,063-321-0.53%
201460,384-107-0.18%
201360,491-181-0.30%
201260,672-27-0.04%
201160,699-133-0.22%
201060,8322,5880.44%
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%

Meriden Population by Year