Living in Meridian, MS

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Meridian, Mississippi Info Snack

Population
37,848
Unemployment
7.3%
Poverty
27.1%
Median Home
$83,300
Median Income
$32,422
Median Rent
$728

Meridian SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Meridian, MS Crime Report

1,656
Total Crimes
4,490.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
81.31%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Meridian
/ 100k People
Mississippi
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,656 4,490.5 2,653.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 181 490.8 277.9 366.7
Murder 14 38.0 11.2 5.0
Robbery 72 195.2 57.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 79 214.2 184.6 250.2
Property Crime 1,475 3,999.7 2,375.8 2,109.9
Burglary 441 1,195.8 627.0 340.5
Larceny 904 2,451.3 1,555.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 130 352.5 193.1 219.9

Meridian, MS Cost Of Living

82
Meridian's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Meridian Mississippi National Average
Overall 82 84 100
Services 99 94 100
Groceries 94 94 100
Health 100 91 100
Housing 52 63 100
Transportation 86 90 100
Utilities 93 95 100

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Rankings for Meridian in Mississippi

Map Of Meridian, MS

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3

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Population over time in Meridian

Year Population % Change
2019 37,848 -2.0%
2018 38,602 -1.6%
2017 39,213 -2.2%
2016 40,094 -1.0%
2015 40,507 -0.7%
2014 40,809 -0.6%
2013 41,069 0.0%
2012 41,056 -0.1%
2011 41,089 0.4%
2010 40,927 -

Race / Ethnicity in Meridian

White
33.3% (12,586)
African American
62.8% (23,761)
American Indian
0.1% (28)
Asian
0.8% (320)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (37)
Two Or More
0.6% (226)
Hispanic
2.4% (890)
Race Meridian MS USA
White 33.3% 56.6% 60.7%
African American 62.8% 37.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% 1.0% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.6% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 2.4% 3.1% 18.0%

Gender in Meridian

Female
52.3% (19,795)
Male
47.7% (18,053)
Gender Meridian MS USA
Female 52.3% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 47.7% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Meridian for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,892)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (4,920)
High School / GED
25.0% (9,462)
Some College
25.0% (9,462)
Associate's Degree
12.0% (4,541)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (4,541)
Master's Degree
6.0% (2,270)
Professional Degree
1.0% (378)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (378)
Education Meridian MS USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 25.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 25.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 12.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 14.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Meridian, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
14.1% (533,057)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.5% (321,353)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.4% (659,794)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (443,106)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.4% (583,609)
$50,000 to $74,999
11.9% (452,125)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.0% (304,027)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.0% (302,366)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.9% (70,251)
$200,000 or more
3.0% (115,108)
Income Meridian MS USA
Less than $10,000 14.1% 9.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.5% 6.7% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.4% 12.7% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 11.1% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.4% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 11.9% 16.8% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.0% 11.5% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.0% 10.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.9% 3.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 3.0% 3.0% 7.7%

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