Meriden, CT Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Meriden?

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There are 60,556 residents in Meriden, with a median age of 40.2. Of this, 48.44% are males and 51.56% are females. US-born citizens make up 79.6% of the resident pool in Meriden, while non-US-born citizens account for 15.43%. Additionally, 4.97% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 52,889 people in Meriden currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 60,556 -0.4%
Male Population 29,336 0.7%
Female Population 31,220 -1.4%
Male population 48.44%
Female population 51.56%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40.2 0.0%
Citizen US Born 48,202 0.3%
Citizen not US Born 9,343 2.1%
Not Citizen 3,011 -15.6%
Citizen US Born 79.6%
Citizen not US Born 15.43%
Not Citizen 4.97%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 206 -15.2%
Moved from Same County 4,175 -14.5%
Moved from Same State 2,042 28.0%
Moved from Different State 368 -38.1%
Same House as Last Year 52,889 0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.35%
Moved from Same County 7%
Moved from Same State 3.42%
Moved from Different State 0.62%
Same House as Last Year 88.62%

What are the employment statistics in Meriden?

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White-collar workers make up 74% of the working population in Meriden, while blue-collar employees account for 26%. There are also 1,618 entrepreneurs in Meriden (5.71% of the workforce); 20,055 workers employed in private companies (70.83%); and 3,819 people working in governmental institutions (13.49%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 20,952 -5.3%
Blue Collar 7,363 -0.9%
White Collar 74%
Blue Collar 26%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,618 -38.7%
Private Companies 20,055 -1.4%
Governmental Workers 3,819 7.2%
Not for Profit Companies 2,823 -6.4%
Self Employees 5.71%
Private Companies 70.83%
Governmental Workers 13.49%
Not for Profit Companies 9.97%

How many households are there in Meriden?

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There are a total of 25,018 households in Meriden, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 60.66% of these Meriden households, while non-family units account for the remaining 39.34%. Additionally, 26.58% of households have children and 73.42% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 25,018 -0.7%
Average People Per Household 2 0.4%
Family Households 15,177 2.6%
Non-family Households 9,841 -5.4%
Family Households 60.66%
Non-family Households 39.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 6,651 4.9%
Households without Children 18,367 -2.6%
Households with Children 26.58%
Households without Children 73.42%

What are the median and average incomes in Meriden?

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The average annual household income in Meriden is $84,046, while the median household income sits at $63,671 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $58,220, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $91,069. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $53,106 and $47,532, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $84,046 6.7%
Median Household Income $63,671 6.5%
People below Poverty Level 9,132 13.3%
People above Poverty Level 49,831 -2.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Meriden?

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There are 27,041 housing units in Meriden, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1959. Of the 25,018 occupied housing units in Meriden, 59.47% are owner-occupied, while 40.53% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.81% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $198,000. In general, housing costs reach $1,305 per month in Meriden.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 27,041 -1.2%
Median Year Built 1959 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 7,359 -8.7%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,062 12.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 4,678 0.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,800 -7.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,773 -2.3%
Built between 1980 and 1989 3,578 7.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,178 4.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,202 -5.0%
Built between 2010 and 2019 402 96.1%
Built in 2020 or Later 9 28.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 25,018 -0.7%
Owner Occupied 14,878 1.3%
Renter Occupied 10,140 -3.4%
Owner Occupied 59.47%
Renter Occupied 40.53%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 9,494 -0.0%
Without Mortgage 5,384 3.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $198,000 11.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $202,600 16.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,305 6.8%
With Mortgage 63.81%
Without Mortgage 36.19%

What is the level of education in Meriden?

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Approximately 44.95% of the population in Meriden holds a high school degree (that's 21,338 residents), while 22.01% have attained a college certificate (12,828 locals) and 11.35% have a bachelor's degree (5,387 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,826 -3.7%
Some High School 21,338 -2.5%
Some College 12,828 1.4%
Associate Degree 3,924 3.1%
Bachelor's Degree 5,387 -8.1%
Graduate Degree 3,550 3.0%
No High School 5.95%
Some High School 44.95%
Some College 22.01%
Associate Degree 8.27%
Bachelor's Degree 11.35%
Graduate Degree 7.48%

What is the marital status of Meriden residents?

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A total of 19,340 people in Meriden have never been married (which represents 39.16% of the total population), while 20,272 of them are wedded (41.05%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 812 (1.64%) and 6,502 (13.17%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 19,340 -2.7%
Married 20,272 -1.0%
Separated 812 -8.1%
Widowed 3,271 -0.8%
Divorced 6,502 -2.2%
Never Married 39.16%
Married 41.05%
Separated 1.64%
Widowed 6.62%
Divorced 13.17%

What are the most common means of transportation in Meriden?

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The top three means of transportation people in Meriden use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 24,206 residents commute by car, 644 prefer going to work by walking and 498 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 24,206 -2.9%
Bus or TrolleyBus 498 -29.2%
Subway or Elevated 5 N/A
Railroad 53 N/A
Bicycle 25 0.0%
Motorcycle 61 -28.2%
TaxiCab 16 -83.8%
Walk 644 -18.0%

What is the median and average household income in Meriden by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
06450 36,074 14,855 $64,887.00 $85,553.00
06451 24,482 10,163 $59,540.00 $81,844.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2022 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 06450 06451

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