Meridian is a medium-sized city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 37,325 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meridian who work in sales jobs (13.17%), office and administrative support (12.15%), and healthcare (9.40%).
One of the benefits of Meridian is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.11 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 education level of Meridian citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.04% of adults in Meridian have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Meridian in 2010 was $22,277, 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 $89,108 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.