Meriden, CT

60,203 Population
23.8 square miles 2,530.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.7%
was 1.7%
 
Population Density
2,530.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.6%
was 45.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.9%
was 9.5%
 
Percent Under 18
18.8%
was 19.6%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.0%
was 15.2%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.6
was 7.1
Ranked 9th Lowest in CT
Percent Living in Poverty
12.5%
was 14.6%
 
Median Household Income
$55,547
was $54,588
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.6
40.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
327.5
was 289.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,394.1
was 2,481.9
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
29,569
was 28,704
 
Median Rent
$963
was $955
 
Total Building Permits
16
was 14
 
Occupied Housing Units
25,180
was 24,663
 
Homeownership Rate
60.4%
was 59.9%
 
Single Family Building Permits
16
was 14
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,242.7
was 1,206.4
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
30.6%
was 29.0%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
0
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
0.6
was 0.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.3
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.2%
was 97.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
91.0%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 98.7%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
87.1%
was 86.4%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.2%
was 19.5%
 

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