Meridian, MS


Highest Appreciating Meridian Neighborhoods Since 2000

Meridian, MS Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Meridian Housing Market Information

With 39,661 people, 15,937 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $80,636, house prices in Meridian are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Meridian, accounting for 66.29% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Meridian include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.09%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.87%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.51%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Meridian are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 49.45% owning and 50.55% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Meridian's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.51% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Meridian include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 37.92%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 9.54%). There's also some housing in Meridian built between 2000 and later ( 8.03%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Meridian. Fully 16.49% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Meridian homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Meridian real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Meridian Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Meridian have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 7.26%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Meridian house appreciation rate of 0.70%.

Over the last year, Meridian appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Meridian's appreciation rate has been 3.11%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Meridian were at 0.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.17%.

Relative to Mississippi, our data show that Meridian's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Mississippi.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Meridian differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Meridian - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Meridian real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,058,000 0.8
$794,001 - $1,058,000 0.4
$529,001 - $794,000 1.0
$423,001 - $529,000 0.9
$318,001 - $423,000 2.1
$212,001 - $318,000 6.3
$106,001 - $212,000 22.0
$53,001 - $106,000 42.0
$0 - $53,000 24.5

Low for MS
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
90.1089886323685 63.6734693877551

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Meridian Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
32.90% 1.66% 4 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,100 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.45
Renters 50.55
Vacant 16.49

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.0
1970 - 1999 37.9
1940 - 1969 44.5
1939 or Older 9.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 66.3
Townhomes 2.2
Small Apt. Buildings 12.9
Apt. Complexes 16.1
Mobile Homes 2.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.16
1 Bedroom 8.61
2 Bedrooms 28.64
3 Bedrooms 47.48
4 Bedrooms 11.06
5 or more bedrooms 2.05