Meridian is a city located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 35,949, it is the 8th largest city in Mississippi and the 1095th largest city in the United States. Meridian is currently declining at a rate of -1.88% annually and its population has decreased by -12.63% 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 669 people per square mile.
The average household income in Meridian is $51,822 with a poverty rate of 28.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $703 per month, and the median house value is $83,700. The median age in Meridian is 36.3 years, 33.9 years for males, and 39 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.