Everything You Need to Know About the City of Meridian Mississippi

In 2017, Meridian, MS had a population of 39.2k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $31,664 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meridian, MS declined from 40,094 to 39,213, a -2.2 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $30,190 dollars to $31,664 dollars, a 4.88 percent increase.

The population of Meridian, MS is 60.3 percent Black or African American Alone, 35.5 percent White Alone, and 2.23 percent Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Meridian, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.1 percent are U.S. citizens.

The biggest universities in Meridian, MS are Meridian Community College (887 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Meridian, Mississippi is $83,000 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 51.3 percent. Most people in Meridian, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Meridian, MS is 2 cars per household.


Education in Meridian

In 2017, universities in Meridian, MS awarded 887 degrees. The student of Meridian, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,094 male and 2,461 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Meridian, MS are White (448 and 50.5 percent), followed by Black or African American (363 and 40.9 percent), Unknown (26 and 2.93 percent), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 2.03 percent).

The largest universities in Meridian, MS by the number of degrees awarded are Meridian Community College (887 and 100 percent).

The most popular majors in Meridian, MS are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (238 and 26.8 percent), Registered Nursing (198 and 22.3 percent), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (74 and 8.34 percent).

The median tuition costs in Meridian, MS are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Meridian

The economy of Meridian, MS employs 16.3k people and Meridian has an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent. Meridian has seen the job market decreased by -1.1 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 21.0 percent, which is lower than the US average of 33.5 percent. The largest industries in Meridian, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,048 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,707 people), and Retail Trade (2,134 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,048 dollars), Utilities ($64,375 dollars), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,896 dollars).

Households in Meridian, MS have a median annual income of $31,664 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,190 dollars in 2016, which represents a 4.88 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Meridian

– The Sales Tax Rate for Meridian is 7.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Meridian is 5.0 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Meridian

– The average income of a Meridian resident is $20,933 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Meridian resident is $29,531 dollars a year.