Meridian, Oklahoma

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Population in 2013: 41 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.1%
Males: (11.7%)
Females: 37  (88.3%)
Median resident age:  62.0 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 73058

Estimated median household income in 2012: $15,218 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
Meridian:

$15,218
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,585 (it was $9,056 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $31,773 (it was $18,800 in 2000)
Meridian:

$31,773
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $35,121; Detached houses: $29,184; Mobile homes: $46,400
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  • Black alone - 29 (76.3%)
  • White alone - 7 (18.4%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (5.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Meridian: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.20 square miles.

Population density: 206 people per square mile   (very low).

Meridian, Oklahoma map

For population 25 years and over in Meridian:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 21.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 47.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meridian town:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 25.2%
  • Separated: 12.3%
  • Widowed: 19.2%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $629 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (2.0%)

Meridian satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edmond, OK (17.8 miles , pop. 68,315).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (29.8 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (212.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: East Logan, OK (1.5 miles ), Langston, OK (2.6 miles ), Coyle, OK (2.8 miles ), Fallis, OK (3.1 miles) , Guthrie, OK (3.3 miles ), Luther, OK (3.6 miles ), Arcadia, OK (3.6 miles ), Carney, OK (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.84 N, Longitude: 97.25 W

Area code: 405

Meridian household income distribution Meridian home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Oklahoma:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+20.0%).

Average climate in Meridian, Oklahoma

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Meridian, Oklahoma average temperatures Meridian, Oklahoma average precipitation Meridian, Oklahoma humidity Meridian, Oklahoma wind speed Meridian, Oklahoma snowfall Meridian, Oklahoma sunshine Meridian, Oklahoma clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Meridian-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 236% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/3/1999, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Meridian town center killed 36 people and injured 583 people and caused $1000 million in damages.

On 4/30/1978, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.3 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Meridian-area historical earthquake activity is near Oklahoma state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from Meridian center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 197.7 miles away from Meridian center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Logan County (32) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 18, Floods: 17, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 8, Fires: 3, Ice Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Meridian topographic map

Birthplace of: Otis Clark - Centenarian.

Hospitals and medical centers near Meridian:

  • COLONIAL ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)
  • COMPANION HOSPICE, L L C (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)
  • COMPANION HOME HEALTH, LLC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)
  • GOLDEN AGE NURSING HOME OF GUTHRIE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)
  • HOSPICE HORIZONS, INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)
  • WESTVIEW LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)
  • LOGAN MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; GUTHRIE, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meridian:

  • Langston University (about 7 miles; Langston, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,075)
  • University of Central Oklahoma (about 18 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 13,790)
  • Oklahoma Christian University (about 21 miles; Edmond, OK; FT enrollment: 2,173)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 21,700)
  • University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center (about 29 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Rose State College (about 30 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 4,896)
  • Oklahoma City University (about 30 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 2,547)

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Notable location: Meridian Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Willow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Logan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 47.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.130. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.130
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.285. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.285
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.41
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.00281. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00281
U.S.:

0.01468
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.0%
Average household size:
This town:  1.7 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.5%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Meridian compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Meridian travel time to work - commute Meridian mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Other fuel (33%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meridian town (based on Logan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.52%
Here: 33.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of God
Adherents40.1%17.3%10.4%6.5%5.4%
Congregations18.4%14.3%4.1%2.0%8.2%
NameChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.5%4.0%3.5%2.1%6.2%
Congregations14.3%6.1%6.1%2.0%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Logan County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Logan County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Logan County:

29.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

9.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Oklahoma average:

7.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oklahoma County, OK  4.05% ($44,086 average AGI)
from Payne County, OK  0.53% ($37,243)
from Cleveland County, OK  0.31% ($47,268)


8.55% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,564 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.55%
Oklahoma average:

7.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oklahoma County, OK  3.87% ($40,884 average AGI)
to Payne County, OK  0.52% ($20,221)
to Cleveland County, OK  0.39% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meridian:

  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOKC (1490 AM; 1 kW; GUTHRIE, OK; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WKY (930 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWLS (640 AM; 5 kW; MOORE, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTOK (1000 AM; 5 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KTLR (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQCV (800 AM; 3 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meridian:

  • K247AH (97.3 FM; GUTHRIE, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • KOSU-FM (91.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPI-FM (93.7 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: STILLWATER BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KJYO (102.7 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXXY-FM (96.1 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KHBZ-FM (94.7 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTST (101.9 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KATT-FM (100.5 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGL (104.1 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KCSC (90.1 FM; EDMOND, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)
  • KYIS (98.9 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALU (89.3 FM; LANGSTON, OK; Owner: LANGSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • KRXO (107.7 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NV)
  • KOMA-FM (92.5 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF NV)
  • KYLV (88.9 FM; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K202CP (88.3 FM; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KTUZ-FM (106.7 FM; OKARCHE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KKNG-FM (93.3 FM; NEWCASTLE, OK; Owner: TYLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOKF (90.9 FM; EDMOND, OK; Owner: R.D.M BROADCASTING ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K296EH (107.1 FM; PERRY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Meridian:

  • KWTV (Channel 9; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: GRIFFIN ENTITIES, L.L.C.)
  • KOCO-TV (Channel 5; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: OHIO/OKLAHOMA HEARST- ARGYLE TELEVISION)
  • KOPX (Channel 62; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: PAXSON OKLAHOMA CITY LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFOR-TV (Channel 4; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KSBI (Channel 52; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KOCB (Channel 34; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: KOCB LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KOKH-TV (Channel 25; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: KOKH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KETA-TV (Channel 13; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • KTBO-TV (Channel 14; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF OKLAHOMA CITY, INC.)
  • KXOC-LP (Channel 54; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K21DF (Channel 21; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KWEM-LP (Channel 31; STILLWATER, OK; Owner: WESTWOOD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K69EK (Channel 69; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KOHC-LP (Channel 7; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDSA-LP (Channel 11; NORMAN, OK; Owner: DAY STAR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQOK (Channel 30; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: SHAWNEE BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 12090 Hwy 105 Guthrie Ok Near Meridian Logan Ok (Lat: 35.869778 Lon: -97.268361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: KNCA945
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2001, Expiration Date: 12/04/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2012
    Registrant: Meridian Vo. Fire Dept. Inc, 9951 N Sagittarius Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044, Phone: (405) 260-1710, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
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