Meridian, MS

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Living in Meridian

Meridian is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 35,052 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Meridian is the eighth 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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meridian who work in office and administrative support (11.47%), sales jobs (10.53%), and food service (9.77%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.03 minutes getting to work every day.

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 citizens of Meridian are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.42% of adults in Meridian having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Meridian in 2018 was $23,094, 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 $92,376 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 African.

The most common language spoken in Meridian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

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