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Meridian Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Meridian Area is 107,080. The Meridian Area population density is 49.22 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 61.62 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Meridian Area is white, which represent 54.32% of the total population. The average Meridian Area education level is about the same as the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 107,080. #353

Population Density, #611

Meridian Area
49.22 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:58,163 (54.32%, #821)
Black:45,858 (42.83%, #30)
Hispanic:1,991 (1.86%, #748)
Asian:593 (0.55%, #654)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):566 (0.53%, #347)
One Race, Other:439 (0.41%, see rank)
Two or More Races:1,461 (1.36%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

90,449 (84.47%) out of the total population of 107,080 reported first ancestry.

 Meridian Area% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab1160.11%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech410.04%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish150.01%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch6630.62%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English13,49912.61%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French1,5321.43%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German5,0264.69%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek640.06%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian200.02%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish9,0488.45%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian1,0570.99%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian1970.18%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish2710.25%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese380.04%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian2500.23%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,9401.81%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish1,9991.87%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African4010.37%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish1980.18%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss1250.12%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian940.09%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American9,0908.49%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh1920.18%, see rank0.28%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 51,652 (48.24%, see rank)
Females: 55,428 (51.76%, see rank)

Meridian Area
Male: 48.24%
Female: 51.76%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Meridian Area
37.90 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Meridian Area
36.30 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Meridian Area
39.40 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Meridian Area% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years6,8856.43%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years7,5867.08%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years7,1876.71%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years7,3886.90%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years7,3546.87%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years13,58512.69%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years13,03612.17%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years14,25113.31%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years13,72212.81%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years8,7288.15%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 5,0304.70%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over2,3282.17%, see rank1.55%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Meridian AreaMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population70,680, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School11,991, 16.97%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate21,971, 31.09%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree24,646, 34.87%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree8,127, 11.50%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,945, 5.58%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.87, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Meridian Area MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,90683.03%16.97%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)11,98292.28%, see rank7.72%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)5,87589.23%, see rank10.77%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College5,62895.20%, see rank4.80%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School56867.96%, see rank32.04%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Meridian AreaMississippiU.S.
Total Households39,777, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.57, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households11,903, 29.92%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households27,874, 70.08%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)26,435, 66.46%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.28, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family16,747, 42.10%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households13,342, 33.54%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Meridian Area%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total85,422see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over40,778100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married14,56235.71%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married19,37247.51%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed1,5903.90%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced5,25412.88%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over44,644100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married13,35829.92%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married19,68144.08%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed5,53512.40%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced6,07013.60%, see rank12.51%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Meridian Area%MississippiU.S.
Native105,67898.69%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence83,61378.08%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State21,36719.95%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
6980.65%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born1,4021.31%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship6530.61%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship7490.70%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe2850.27%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia4840.45%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa100.01%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America5410.51%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America820.08%, see rank0.05%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Meridian Area%MississippiU.S.
English38,61797.08%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish6551.65%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2250.57%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages960.24%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other1840.46%, see rank0.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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