Meridian is a city located in Lauderdale County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Lauderdale County. With a 2020 population of 34,835, it is the 8th largest city in Mississippi and the 1132nd largest city in the United States . Meridian is currently declining at a rate of -2.12% annually and its population has decreased by -15.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,148 in 2010. Meridian reached it's highest population of 49,374 in 1960. Spanning over 55 miles, Meridian has a population density of 648 people per square mile.
The average household income in Meridian is $52,527 with a poverty rate of 27.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $728 per month, and the median house value is $83,300. The median age in Meridian is 36.5 years, 33.5 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.