Meridian is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 36,347 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Meridian is the sixth largest community in Mississippi.
Meridian is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Meridian is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meridian who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), sales jobs (11.32%), and healthcare (10.46%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Meridian spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.26 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The city of Meridian is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.
The percentage of adults in Meridian who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.21% of the adults in Meridian have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Meridian in 2018 was $23,116, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,464 for a family of four. However, Meridian contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Meridian is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Meridian home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meridian residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Meridian include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Meridian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.