Meridian, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 37,940 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 17,593  (46.4%)
Females: 20,347  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 39307.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,305 (it was $25,085 in 2000)
Meridian:

$38,305
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,846 (it was $15,255 in 2000)

Meridian city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $92,310 (it was $58,400 in 2000)
Meridian:

$92,310
MS:

$120,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $134,014; detached houses: $132,436; townhouses or other attached units: $60,996; in 2-unit structures: $49,759; mobile homes: $121,245

Median gross rent in 2017: $640.

March 2019 cost of living index in Meridian: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.5%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.5% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.0% for other race residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Meridian, MS (2017)
    • 24,76261.9%Black alone
    • 13,63934.1%White alone
    • 7992.0%Hispanic
    • 5131.3%Two or more races
    • 4371.1%Asian alone
    • 700.2%American Indian alone
    • 110.03%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 264 registered sex offenders living in Meridian, Mississippi as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Meridian is 152 to 1.


Crime rates in Meridian by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
6
(15.4)
2
(5.2)
2
(5.3)
7
(18.4)
3
(7.9)
7
(17.7)
2
(4.8)
10
(24.2)
3
(7.4)
9
(22.0)
7
(17.5)
8
(20.3)
9
(23.2)
4
(10.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
29
(74.2)
34
(88.4)
38
(100.1)
30
(78.7)
40
(105.1)
27
(68.2)
32
(77.5)
33
(79.8)
29
(71.2)
28
(68.5)
18
(45.0)
24
(61.0)
18
(46.4)
16
(42.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
79
(202.2)
70
(182.0)
83
(218.7)
86
(225.6)
107
(281.2)
106
(267.9)
105
(254.2)
124
(299.9)
129
(316.6)
125
(305.8)
112
(280.2)
128
(325.2)
89
(229.5)
51
(136.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
84
(215.0)
95
(247.0)
106
(279.3)
84
(220.3)
100
(262.8)
62
(156.7)
97
(234.8)
67
(162.0)
72
(176.7)
78
(190.8)
67
(167.6)
74
(188.0)
78
(201.1)
84
(224.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
744
(1,904)
776
(2,017)
753
(1,984)
732
(1,920)
1,038
(2,728)
1,056
(2,669)
1,011
(2,448)
734
(1,775)
902
(2,214)
624
(1,527)
797
(1,994)
693
(1,760)
435
(1,122)
400
(1,067)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,181
(3,022)
1,017
(2,644)
1,044
(2,751)
1,066
(2,796)
1,104
(2,901)
1,195
(3,020)
1,244
(3,012)
1,226
(2,965)
1,327
(3,257)
1,235
(3,022)
1,231
(3,080)
985
(2,502)
975
(2,514)
963
(2,568)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
105
(268.7)
117
(304.2)
119
(313.5)
123
(322.6)
127
(333.7)
147
(371.5)
198
(479.4)
179
(432.9)
186
(456.5)
143
(349.9)
131
(327.8)
135
(343.0)
92
(237.2)
114
(304.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
15
(38.4)
12
(31.2)
19
(50.1)
16
(42.0)
20
(52.6)
16
(40.4)
11
(26.6)
8
(19.3)
6
(14.7)
11
(26.9)
9
(22.5)
5
(12.7)
10
(25.8)
7
(18.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)469.4456.4486.1483.5570.5539.0525.1512.1523.7484.5477.7475.3390.7342.8

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City-data.com crime index in Meridian, MS

Crime rate in Meridian detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 107 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Mississippi average:

0.93
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Ancestries: American (5.5%), Irish (4.6%), English (4.0%), German (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 45.1 square miles.

Population density: 841 people per square mile   (low).

Meridian, Mississippi map

740 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,667 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,060 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (87.7 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (135.6 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (434.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Nellieburg, MS (2.1 miles ),
Marion, MS (2.2 miles ),
Collinsville, MS (3.4 miles ),
Toomsuba, MS (3.5 miles ),
Meridian Station, MS (3.6 miles ),
Chunky, MS (3.7 miles ),
Lauderdale, MS (3.9 miles ),
Enterprise, MS (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 32.37 N, Longitude: 88.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,073 (+36.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,306 (72.0%)

Area code: 601

Distribution of median household income in Meridian, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Meridian, MS in 2017
Meridian satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1999: 57 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2001: 32 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2003: 33 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2004: 41 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2005: 78 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2006: 179 buildings, average cost: $75,700
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2008: 59 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $255,700
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2011: 41 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $163,400
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $347,500
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $412,300
  • 2015: 13 buildings, average cost: $241,900
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Meridian, MS residents
Average permit cost in Meridian, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Meridian, MS
Historical housing units in Meridian, MS
Most common industries in Meridian, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.2%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Meridian, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)

Average climate in Meridian, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Meridian, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.4. This is better than average.

City:

53.4
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.493. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.493
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 3.97. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.97
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Meridian-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/12/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Meridian city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/29/1976, a category F4 tornado 5.0 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Meridian-area historical earthquake activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 120.8 miles away from Meridian center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from Meridian 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 48.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 105.6 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 244.1 miles away from Meridian 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 230.2 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals in Meridian:

  • ALLIANCE HEALTH CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 5000 HIGHWAY 39 NORTH)
  • ANDERSON REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 2124 14 ST)
  • ANDERSON RMC SOUTH (Proprietary, 1102 CONSTITUTION AVENUE)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE-MERIDIAN, LLC (4825 POPLAR SPRINGS DRIVE)
  • HARPERS HOSPICE CARE INC (1711 24TH AVENUE)
  • LAIRD HOSPICE CARE OF MERIDIAN (1101 22ND AVENUE)
  • MATTY HERSEE HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 8TH STREET RD)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF MERIDIAN (1102 CONSTITUTION AVNEUE)
  • RUSH FOUNDATION HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1314 19TH AVE)
  • SPECIALITY HOSPITAL OF MERIDIAN,THE (1314 19TH AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Meridian:

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Amtrak station:

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.

College/University in Meridian:

  • Meridian Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,750; Location: 910 Hwy 19 N; Public; Website: www.meridiancc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Meridian:

  • East Central Community College (about 25 miles; Decatur, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,380)
  • University of West Alabama (about 34 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 35 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 62 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,942)
  • Mississippi State University (about 75 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • Mississippi University for Women (about 80 miles; Columbus, MS; FT enrollment: 2,565)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 82 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)

Public high schools in Meridian:

  • MAGNOLIA GROVE SCHOOL (Location: 1401 COLLEGE DRIVE, Grades: 5-12)
  • NORTHEAST LAUDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 702 BRIARWOOD ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTHEAST LAUDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2362 LONGCREEK RAOD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CLARKDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 7000 HIGHWAY 145, Grades: 9-12)
  • LAUDERDALE CO EDUCATIONAL & SKILLS (Location: 915 HWY 19 NORTH, Grades: 7-12)
  • MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2320 32ND STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MARION PARK COMPLEX (Location: 2815 25TH ST., Grades: KG-12)
  • ROSS COLLINS VOC CENTER (Location: 2640 24TH AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Meridian:

  • LAMAR SCHOOL (Students: 521, Location: 544 LINDLEY RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • RUSSELL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 404, Location: 1844D HIGHWAY 11 AND 80, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Meridian:

  • CLARKDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 7000 HIGHWAY 145, Grades: 5-8)
  • NORTHEAST LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 7763 HIGHWAY 39 NORTH, Grades: 5-8)
  • NORTHEAST LAUDERDALE ELEMENTARY (Location: 6750 NEWELL ROAD, Grades: PK-4)
  • SOUTHEAST LAUDERDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 2535 OLD HIGHWAY 19 S.E., Grades: 5-8)
  • WEST LAUDERDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 10350 HIGHWAY 495, Grades: PK-4)
  • CLARKDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 7000 HIGHWAY 145, Grades: PK-4)
  • SOUTHEAST LAUDERDALE ELEMENTARY (Location: 2362 A LONG CREEK ROAD, Grades: KG-4)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MIDDLE (Location: 900 44TH AVENUE, Grades: 6-8)
  • CRESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 730 CRESTWOOD DR., Grades: PK-5)
  • MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1350 24TH STREET, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Meridian:

  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 182, Location: 2700 DAVIS ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 47, Location: 3917 7TH ST, Grades: KG-6)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 39, Location: 6256 HIGHWAY 39 N, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Meridian

Library in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN-LAUDERDALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,214,911; Location: 2517 SEVENTH STREET; 150,948 books; 5,940 audio materials; 4,642 video materials; 53 state licensed databases; 216 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is a branch of Mississippi State University in Meridian across the street from MCC that should be added to the College/University section for the city. It focuses on Education and Business degrees. added by Todd

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Meridian: 186 Air Refueling Wing Fire and Emergency Services Flight (A), Mer City Hall (B), Lauderdale County Courthouse (C), Meridian Fire Department Station 3 (D), Meridian Fire Department Station 8 (E), Meridian Fire Department Station 6 (F), Meridian Fire Department Station 7 (G), Meridian Fire Department Station 5 (H), Meridian Fire Department Station 2 (I), Meridian Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (J), Meridian Fire Department Station 4 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Broadmoor Mart Shopping Center (1), College Park Mall Shopping Center (2), Delco Plaza Shopping Center (3), North Hills Shopping Center (4), Town and Country Shopping Center (5), Village Fail Mall Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Meridian include: Northside Church (A), Northview Church (B), Oak Grove Baptist Church (C), Saint Joseph Church (D), Temple Beth Israel (E), Walker Chapel (F), Calvary Hill Church (G), Zion Hill Church (H), Galilee Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Magnolia Cemetery (1), Saint Luke Cemetery (2), Saint Patricks Cemetery (3), Semmes Cemetery (4), Rose Hill Cemetery (5), Beth Israel Cemetery (6), Oak Grove Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lakemont Lake (A), Mirror Lake (B), Bonita Reservoir (C), Webb Lake (D), Long Creek Reservoir (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Burwell Creek (A), Robbins Branch (B), Gallagher Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Meridian include: Highland Park (1), Phil Harden Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Meridian Museum of Art (628 25th Avenue) (1), Merrehope (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 905 Martin Luther King J) (2), Stacy's Sports (Amusement & Theme Parks; 804 23rd Avenue) (3), Southern Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7400 Highway 80 West) (4), Null T C (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4501 8th Street) (5), Joe's Sports Results (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2207 9th Street) (6), Ragsdale Frank M III (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3072 Old 31st Avenue) (7), Meridian Vendors Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 4501 8th Street) (8), Frank's Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3072 Old 31st Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Inn (110 Highway 11 And 80) (1), Microtel Inn & Suites (518 Bonita Lakes Drive) (2), Relax Inn (510 North Frontage Road) (3), Jameson Inns (524 Bonita Lakes Drive) (4), Jameson Inn Meridian (Sj) (524 Bonita Lakes Cir) (5), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1399 Roebuck Dr) (6), Econo Lodge Meridian (2405 South Frontage Road) (7), Rodeway Inn Meridian (146 US 11/80) (8), Econo Lodge Northeast (109 US 11/80 East) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: U S Government - Clerk United States District Court (Federal Building) (1), Lauderdale County - Juvenile Center- Youth Court Counselor (5400 20th Street Extension) (2), Lauderdale County - Justice Court Clerk (Courthouse Annex) (3), Lauderdale County - Garnishments- County Court- Clerk (Courthouse) (4), Lauderdale County - Court Dept- Circuit- Criminal Court (500 Constitution Avenue) (5), Lauderdale County - County Court- Judge (Courthouse) (6), Angel Court (2105 5th Street) (7), Lauderdale County - Circuit- Court Reporter (500 Constitution Avenue) (8), Lauderdale County - Chancery Clerk- Court Department (Courthouse) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Fred Phelps - African s' rights activist, Ty Herndon - Country singer, Moe Bandy - Country singer, Hayley Williams - Singer-songwriter, Alvin Childress - Actor, Barry Hannah - Short story writer, Big K.R.I.T. - Hip hop record producer, John Fleming (U.S. politician) - Politician, Sela Ward - Actress, Al Wilson (singer) - Singer.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Meridian and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF MERIDIAN (Population served: 41,148, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-23-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAR-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2011)
  • 89 regular monitoring violations
CLARKDALE WATER ASSN # 1 (Population served: 4,263, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-08-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 318 regular monitoring violations
TRAVEL CENTERS OF AMERICA (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.5%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Meridian in 2010:

  • 408 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 372 people in college/university student housing
  • 268 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 222 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Meridian in 2000:

  • 408 people in nursing homes
  • 303 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 287 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 217 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 217 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 186 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 158 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 101 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 82 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 44 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in other group homes

Banks with most branches in Meridian (2011 data):

  • The Citizens National Bank of Meridian: 9 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,115.7 mil, Deposits: $932.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Banc Corp.
  • Trustmark National Bank: 23-Avenue Branch, Meridian Main Branch, East Branch, South Branch, North Branch, West Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • Great Southern National Bank: Meridian North-Branch, West Branch, Medical Center Branch, Bonita Lakes Branch, at 218 22nd Avenue South. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $263.8 mil, Deposits: $234.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Quitman Management Company, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Bonita Lakes Branch, Meridian Main Branch, Meridian-College Park Branch, Broadmoor Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi: Meridian Branch, Meridian Mid-Town Branch, Meridian Broadmoor Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $853.7 mil, Deposits: $573.8 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, MS, positive income, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Holding Company
  • BankPlus: Hwy. 19 N Branch, North Hills Street Branch, 2303 8th Street Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,177.0 mil, Deposits: $1,696.4 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Bancplus Corporation
  • Community Bank: Meridian Main Office at 302 22nd Avenue, branch established on 2008/07/07; North Meridian Branch at 5012 Highway 39 North, branch established on 2004/06/28. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $630.6 mil, Deposits: $562.6 mil, headquarters in Ellisville, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • The Commercial Bank: Meridian Branch at 7591 Highway 39, branch established on 1998/05/20; Medical Center Branch at 1101 22nd Avenue, branch established on 1999/09/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.1 mil, Deposits: $107.8 mil, headquarters in De Kalb, MS, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Commercial Capital Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Meridian at 2400 Highway 19 N, branch established on 2009/09/05. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Meridian:

Marital status in Meridian, MS
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Meridian:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Meridian
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meridian, MS (based on Lauderdale County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

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
Lauderdale County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lauderdale County:

13.9%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Meridian:

48.4%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.7
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
State:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.1%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Meridian:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.4%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
Meridian:

53.6%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.7%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Meridian, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 110$370,368$40,4040$0
Police Protection - Officers 86$284,215$39,6581$1,118
Streets and Highways 61$161,417$31,7544$3,882
Water Supply 43$69,267$19,3303$4,477
Financial Administration 31$104,094$40,2941$1,355
Sewerage 30$81,289$32,5161$498
Parks and Recreation 29$72,569$30,02953$37,167
Police - Other 19$44,253$27,9491$481
Other and Unallocable 17$49,243$34,7605$9,400
Other Government Administration 14$26,444$22,6660$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 14$47,590$40,7914$3,326
Judicial and Legal 7$13,082$22,4260$0
Fire - Other 3$9,402$37,6081$1,461
Solid Waste Management 1$3,691$44,2920$0
Totals for Government 465$1,336,924$34,50174$63,165

Meridian government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $564,000 ($14.87)
    Regular Highways: $470,000 ($12.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $165,000 ($4.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,998,000 ($210.81)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,104,000 ($187.24)
    Regular Highways: $4,617,000 ($121.69)
    Water Utilities: $4,113,000 ($108.41)
    Sewerage: $3,722,000 ($98.10)
    Financial Administration: $2,925,000 ($77.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,554,000 ($67.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,104,000 ($55.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,990,000 ($52.45)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,254,000 ($33.05)
    General - Other: $372,000 ($9.80)
    Parking Facilities: $59,000 ($1.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,789,000 ($47.15)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $780,000 ($20.56)
    Police Protection: $546,000 ($14.39)
    Financial Administration: $124,000 ($3.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000 ($1.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000 ($1.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,078,000 ($371.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $462,000 ($12.18)

Meridian government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,370,000 ($167.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,908,000 ($50.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $443,000 ($11.68)
    Other: $73,000 ($1.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $150,000 ($3.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $971,000 ($25.59)
    Interest Earnings: $422,000 ($11.12)
    Special Assessments: $81,000 ($2.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $46,000 ($1.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,314,000 ($192.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,119,000 ($451.21)
    Highways: $334,000 ($8.80)
  • Tax - Property: $15,485,000 ($408.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,052,000 ($80.44)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $306,000 ($8.07)

Meridian government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,467,000 ($1303.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,669,000 ($887.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,798,000 ($416.39)

Meridian government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,916,000 ($76.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,298,000 ($930.36)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,769,000 ($72.98)

5.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.61%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

0.71% of residents moved from foreign countries ($6,626 average AGI)
Lauderdale County:

0.71%
Mississippi average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clarke County, MS  0.36% ($51,211 average AGI)
from Kemper County, MS  0.24% ($29,778)
from Newton County, MS  0.21% ($37,053)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clarke County, MS  0.41% ($39,573 average AGI)
to Newton County, MS  0.25% ($32,239)
to Kemper County, MS  0.22% ($28,153)
Businesses in Meridian, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture5
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Lowe's1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1McDonald's5
Ashley Furniture1Microtel2
AutoZone2Motel 61
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1Nike13
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS2Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Church's Chicken1Penske2
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut2
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes2
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos3
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack2
Econo Lodge1Ramada1
Express1Red Lobster1
FedEx10Rite Aid1
Finish Line1Rodeway Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Rue211
Foot Locker1Ryan's Grill1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In3
GNC1Sam's Club1
GameStop3Sears3
Gymboree1Shoe Carnival1
H&R Block5Sleep Inn1
Hardee's2Subway7
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile3
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Honda1Taco Bell3
Hyundai1Toyota1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us1
Journeys1U-Haul4
Justice1UPS13
KFC3Vans2
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
La Quinta1Waffle House2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Walmart2

Strongest AM radio stations in Meridian:

  • 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)
  • WFFX (1450 AM; 1 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNBN (1290 AM; 3 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FRANK RACKLEY, JR.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meridian:

  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W211BD (89.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W221AL (92.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: JOHN S. LA TOUR/J & J B/C)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, 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.)
  • W204BT (88.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, 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.)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJXM (105.7 FM; DE KALB, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYKK-FM (98.9 FM; QUITMAN, MS; Owner: QUITMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Meridian:

  • WMDN (Channel 24; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: WMDN, INC.)
  • WGBC (Channel 30; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTOK-TV (Channel 11; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CH (Channel 34; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Meridian fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 252Number of bridges
  • 2,927ft / 892mTotal length
  • $14,151,284,000Total costs
  • 1,682,392Total average daily traffic
  • 266,460Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,490,749Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Meridian, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51910-1919
  • 41920-1929
  • 211930-1939
  • 91940-1949
  • 291950-1959
  • 441960-1969
  • 531970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 511990-1999
  • 172000-2009
  • 62010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Meridian, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Meridian)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 534 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Meridian, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 224 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Meridian)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 77 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Meridian)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 568. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 794 took place in 2006, and the least - 434 in 2018. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Meridian, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.6%), and Structure Fires (36.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Meridian, MS
    • 4,12042.6%Outside Fires
    • 3,50636.3%Structure Fires
    • 1,58716.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4514.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Meridian, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Meridian, Mississippi:

  • Best Western Inn - Meridian, 2219 S Frontage Rd, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 693-3210
  • Comfort Inn - Meridian, 701 Bonita LKS Dr, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 693-1200, Fax: (601) 485-3138
  • Quality Inn, 1301 Hamilton Ave, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 485-4646, Fax: (601) 485-3722
  • Budget 8 Motel Meridian, 2325 S Frontage Rd, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 693-3461, Fax: (601) 693-1342
  • Western Motel, 135 Us Hwy 80 E, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 485-5000, Fax: (601) 485-8004
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2915 Saint Paul St, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 485-2722, Fax: (601) 485-3960
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 110 Hwy 11 & 80 E, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 483-8281, Fax: (601) 485-2015
  • Quality Inn, 1401 Roebuck Dr, Meridian, Mississippi 39301 , Phone: (601) 693-4521
  • 12 other hotels and motels
All 20 fire-safe hotels and motels in Meridian, Mississippi
Most common first names in Meridian, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James67970.3 years
Mary64279.0 years
William52273.2 years
John52173.0 years
Robert38071.0 years
Willie37771.8 years
Annie31778.9 years
George25075.2 years
Charles24868.3 years
Thomas18372.6 years
Most common last names in Meridian, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith40474.5 years
Brown29072.3 years
Jones27275.2 years
Williams25474.8 years
Johnson25073.0 years
Davis17773.7 years
Moore14873.9 years
Clark13775.9 years
Walker13775.1 years
Thomas13372.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Meridian, MS
  • 54.3%Utility gas
  • 43.7%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Meridian, MS
  • 67.7%Electricity
  • 30.1%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Meridian compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Meridian on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #74 (39307) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scottish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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