Meridian Station, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,090. Population change since 2000: -41.0%
Males: 900  (82.6%)
Females: 190  (17.4%)
Median resident age:  22.6 years
Mississippi median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 39309.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,926 (it was $42,024 in 2000)
Meridian Station:

$54,926
MS:

$37,963

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,440 (it was $12,353 in 2000)

Meridian Station CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,875 (it was $76,700 in 2000)
Meridian Station:

$107,875
MS:

$97,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,210.

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  • Races in Meridian Station, MS (2013)

    Meridian Station races chart
    • 32445.1%White alone
    • 21529.9%Black alone
    • 12217.0%Hispanic
    • 436.0%Two or more races
    • 131.8%Asian alone
    • 20.3%American Indian alone

Races in Meridian Station detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Meridian Station: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.8%), German (7.0%), Italian (4.1%), United States (3.8%), English (3.6%), Subsaharan African (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.82 square miles.

Population density: 387 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Meridian Station:

  • High school or higher: 102.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meridian Station CDP:

  • Never married: 82.2%
  • Now married: 10.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

85 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This place:

4.6%
Mississippi:

1.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Meridian Station CDP:  1.0% ($733)
Mississippi:  0.7% ($425)
Meridian Station satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (77.9 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (124.8 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (444.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Lauderdale, MS (2.6 miles ), Marion, MS (3.0 miles ), Toomsuba, MS (3.3 miles ), Meridian, MS (3.6 miles ), Nellieburg, MS (3.7 miles ), Collinsville, MS (3.7 miles ), De Kalb, MS (3.9 miles ), Cuba, AL (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 32.55 N, Longitude: 88.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

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

8.4%
Mississippi:

8.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Printing and related support activities (24%)
  • Vending machine operators (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (14%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Social assistance (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (24%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (16%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (14%)
  • Financial managers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Meridian Station: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Meridian Station, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Meridian Station-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.3 miles away from the Meridian Station place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 tornado 10.9 miles away from the place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Meridian Station-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 126.5 miles away from Meridian Station center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 235.0 miles away from Meridian Station center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 218.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lauderdale County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Meridian Station topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Meridian Station:

  • ALLIANCE HEALTH CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-MERIDIAN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-MERIDIAN, LLC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • MAGNA HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • RILEY HOME HEALTH SERVICES, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • THE OAKS REHABILITATION AND HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)
  • MERIDIAN COMM LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MERIDIAN, MS)

Amtrak station near Meridian Station:

  • 14 miles: MERIDIAN (1901 FRONT ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meridian Station:

  • Meridian Community College (about 14 miles; Meridian, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,750)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 22 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • University of West Alabama (about 26 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Central Community College (about 30 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Mississippi State University (about 64 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 67 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 74 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)

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Notable location: Naval Air Station Meridian Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Meridian Station: Soules Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Caroline Lake (A), Helen Lake (B), Maftin C Tant Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lauderdale 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 51.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This place:  3.5 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  91.5%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
601 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary) in 2010
625 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

Meridian Station compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.0
Mississippi average:

12.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meridian Station CDP (based on Lauderdale County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,626118
Black Protestant8,49826
Mainline Protestant8,33950
Catholic1,8282
Other1,2424
None22,728-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 15
Lauderdale County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Lauderdale County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Lauderdale County:

8.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

32.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

14.4%

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Mississippi average:

6.70%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($647 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

0.09%
Mississippi average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clarke County, MS  0.36% ($27,740 average AGI)
from Newton County, MS  0.29% ($32,675)
from Kemper County, MS  0.28% ($28,973)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Mississippi average:

6.88%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($419 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

0.06%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clarke County, MS  0.33% ($32,079 average AGI)
to Newton County, MS  0.25% ($29,061)
to Hinds County, MS  0.22% ($25,672)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meridian Station:

  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNBN (1290 AM; 3 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FRANK RACKLEY, JR.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFFX (1450 AM; 1 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meridian Station:

  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • WJXM (105.7 FM; DE KALB, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W211BD (89.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKZB (93.5 FM; BUTLER, AL; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Meridian Station:

  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGBC (Channel 30; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)
  • WMDN (Channel 24; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: WMDN, INC.)
  • WTOK-TV (Channel 11; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $52,000Total costs
  • 1,000Total average daily traffic
  • 50Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,500Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

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  • #87 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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