Meriden, Iowa Population 2024

160

Meriden is a city located in Cherokee County Iowa. Meriden has a 2024 population of 160. Meriden is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 162 in 2020.

The average household income in Meriden is $67,593 with a poverty rate of 4.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Meriden is 37.8 years, 38.5 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Meriden Demographics

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

  • White: 96.33%
  • Two or more races: 3.67%
  • Black or African American:
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
0.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,433.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.23% (-2)
The current population of Meriden, Iowa is 160 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 162.

Meriden, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10596.33%
Two or more races43.67%
Black or African American
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Meriden Population by Race

Meriden Population Pyramid 2024

Meriden Median Age

37.8

Total

38.5

Male

37.3

Female

Meriden Adults

There are 75 adults, (22 of whom are seniors) in Meriden.

Meriden Age Dependency

105.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

64.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Meriden Sex Ratio

Female5954.13%
Male5045.87%

Meriden Population by Age

Meriden Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All442.4886.413.6
Married243.587.512.5
Non Family18083.316.7
Male151000
Female121000
showing: 5 rows

3.46

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

86.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Meriden Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Meriden Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Meriden Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.08%.

Meriden Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$50,000

Average Earnings

$51,250

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

Meriden Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meriden Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Meriden Language

100% of Meriden residents speak only English, while speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by of the population.

Meriden Language

Meriden Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10554.76%
showing: 1 rows

4.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

4%

Male Poverty Rate

5.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meriden

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meriden is White, with 4.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meriden is White, with 4.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was , and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.05%.

Meriden Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.33%
Some College4.35%
Less Than 9th Grade
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Meriden Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Meriden Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meriden Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Meriden Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

63.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

74.3%

Male Marriage Rate

55.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Meriden Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Meriden Marriage

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

Meriden Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Meriden Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

5

Number of Veterans

5

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Meriden Veterans by War

count

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Meriden Veterans by Age

count

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Meriden Veterans by Race

Meriden Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meriden Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

70.9%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Meriden Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Meriden Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Meriden Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.49%

Born in Meriden

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Meriden residents were born in the United States, with 83.49% having been born in Iowa. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Meriden Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029160
2028160
2027160
2026160
2025160
2024160
2023160
2022160
2021160-2-1.23%
20201621711.72%
2019145
201814510.69%
2017144-1-0.69%
2016145-1-0.68%
2015146-4-2.67%
2014150-1-0.66%
2013151-1-0.66%
2012152
2011152-1-0.65%
2010153
showing: 20 rows

Meriden Population by Year