Meriden, Connecticut Population 2022

58,882
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Meriden is a city located in New Haven County Connecticut. Meriden has a 2020 population of 58,882. Meriden is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -3.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,832 in 2010.

The average household income in Meriden is $75,379 with a poverty rate of 10.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,041 per month, and the median house value is $171,700. 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 Meridenwas:

  • White: 74.24%
  • Black or African American: 8.98%
  • Two or more races: 7.97%
  • Other race: 6.40%
  • Asian: 2.10%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Meriden, Connecticut is 58,882 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,882.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 60,832.

Meriden, Connecticut Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White44,18174.24%
Black or African American5,3438.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native1870.31%
Asian1,2512.10%
Some Other Race3,8066.40%
Two or More Races4,7447.97%
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Meriden Population by Race

Meriden Population Pyramid 2022

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Meriden Median Age

40.8


Total

39.9


Male

41.9


Female

Meriden Adults

There are 47,749 adults, (9,454 of whom are seniors) in Meriden.

Meriden Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Meriden Sex Ratio

Female

31,943

53.67%

Male

27,569

46.33%

Meriden Population by Age

Meriden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meriden Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
Male66.1%33.9%
All57.8%42.2%
Non Family44.7%55.3%
Female42.2%57.8%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meriden Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,2222.3257.8
Married8,7683.1879.9
Male1,5263.0766.1
Female4,2893.2342.2
Non Family10,6391.1344.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Meriden Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5005.85%
9th to 12th Grade3,5488.31%
High School Graduate15,53436.37%
Some College8,45019.78%
Associates Degree3,3777.91%
Bachelors Degree5,99014.02%
Graduate Degree3,3117.75%
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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
Asian872765425
Native American656124
White25,23523,3806,547
Black3,6483,213802
Other Race2,5271,405320
2+ Races2,7702,316311
Hispanic12,3718,7421,355

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 93.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.74%.

Meriden Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,962$51,039$40,646
Less Than 9th Grade$34,621$39,505$21,215
High School Graduate$39,395$46,602$35,057
Some College$42,308$50,842$39,044
Bachelors Degree$57,927$57,960$57,908
Graduate Degree$79,045$84,558$61,495

$45,962

Average Earnings

$51,039

Average Male

$40,646

Average Female

Meriden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meriden Language by Age

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Meriden Language

69.89% of Meriden residents speak only English, while 30.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.28% of the population.

Meriden Language

Meriden Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,8403,56217.95%
Multiple4,73456611.96%
Asian1,24214311.51%
Black5,22455110.55%
White31,2852,0406.52%
Native182105.49%
Other982NaN%

10.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.53%

Male Poverty Rate

12.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meriden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meriden is Hispanic, with 17.95% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.99%.

Meriden Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.87%
High School9.71%
Some College6.68%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%

Meriden Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.05%
Male Unemployed19.67%
Female Employed5.66%
Female Unemployed22.40%

Meriden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meriden Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,472$76,897
Families$77,465$93,155
Married Families$90,797$109,916
Non Families$44,516$50,848
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Income by Household Type

Meriden Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.2%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Meriden Marital Status by Race

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Meriden Marital Status

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2,225

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War357
First Gulf War278
Vietnam710
Korea243
World War II101

Meriden Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34263
35 to 54341
55 to 64459
65 to 74645
75+517

Meriden Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9765.43%
Black1463.49%
Native American57.69%
Asian384.25%
Other Race140.47%
2+ Races461.44%
Hispanic3382.27%

Meriden Veterans by Race

Meriden Veterans by Education

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5.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meriden Veterans by Education

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64.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.3%

Employment Rate

7%

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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61.65%

Born in Meriden

89.16%

Native Born

10.84%

Foreign Born

5.60%

Non Citizen

5.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.16% of Meriden residents were born in the United States, with 61.65% having been born in Connecticut. 5.60% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18708,8930.00%
188015,5406,6475.74%
189021,6526,1123.37%
190024,2962,6441.16%
191027,2652,9691.16%
192029,8672,6020.92%
193038,4818,6142.57%
194039,4941,0130.26%
195044,0884,5941.11%
196051,8507,7621.63%
197055,9594,1090.77%
198057,1181,1590.21%
199059,4792,3610.41%
200058,244-1,235-0.21%
201060,8322,5880.44%
201160,699-133-0.22%
201260,672-27-0.04%
201360,491-181-0.30%
201460,384-107-0.18%
201560,063-321-0.53%
201659,708-355-0.59%
201759,646-62-0.10%
201859,566-80-0.13%
201959,395-171-0.29%
202059,224-171-0.29%
202159,053-171-0.29%
202258,882-171-0.29%

Meriden Population by Year