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.
Unlike some cities, Meridian isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Meridian are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
One of the benefits of Meridian is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.26 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.