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Population (year 2000): 58,244. Estimated population in July 2005: 59,653 (+2.4% change)
Males: 28,214 (48.4%), Females: 30,030 (51.6%)

New Haven County

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $43,237 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,000 (year 2000)

Meriden, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Meriden:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.9%)
  • Hispanic (21.1%)
  • Other race (8.6%)
  • Black (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (17.8%), Irish (14.1%), Polish (13.7%), German (10.3%), English (8.2%), French (7.8%).Connecticut

Elevation: 140 feet

Land area: 23.7 square miles

Meriden,

For population 25 years and over in Meriden

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meriden city

  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

6.5% Foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 2.1% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.7% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,224 (-2.1%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (53.0 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (95.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: CT Meriden, (0.0 miles CT (5.5 miles Wallingford, Center, CT (6.0 miles Wallingford CT (6.1 miles Middlefield, CT (6.9 miles Kensington, CT (6.9 miles Southington, CT Berlin, (7.1 miles Village, CT (7.4 miles Cheshire


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 34 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $73,100
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2000: 68 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 46 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 2003: 95 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2004: 133 buildings, average cost: $70,800

Latitude: 41.53 N, Longitude: 72.80 W

Area code: 203

Meriden, Connecticut business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Manufacturing (19.5%), Retail trade (11.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,242 (-5.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,158 (37.1%)

Crime in Meriden by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 2 2 0 2 1
    per 100,000 5.2 3.4 3.4 0.0 3.4 1.7
Rapes 11 4 7 4 8 14
    per 100,000 18.9 6.9 12.0 6.9 13.7 24.0
Robberies 39 47 56 81 60 121
    per 100,000 67.0 80.7 96.1 139.1 103.0 207.7
Assaults 299 41 36 48 57 70
    per 100,000 513.4 70.4 61.8 82.4 97.9 120.2
Burglaries 401 279 526 592 504 517
    per 100,000 688.5 479.0 903.1 1016.4 865.3 887.6
Thefts 1,326 1,661 1,545 1,787 1,633 1,511
    per 100,000 2276.6 2851.8 2652.6 3068.1 2803.7 2594.3
Auto thefts 122 130 157 110 146 182
    per 100,000 209.5 223.2 269.6 188.9 250.7 312.5
291.5 209.9 240.3 269.9 252.2 288.6

Average climate in Meriden, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Meriden,

Meriden-area historical tornado activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Meriden city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 tornado 25.6 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Main business address for: CUNO INC (GENERAL INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT, NEC).


Hospital/medical center in Meriden:
  • MIDSTATE MEDICAL CENTER (435 LEWIS AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Meriden:
  • GAYLORD HOSPITAL INC (about 6 miles; WALLINGFORD, CT)
  • MASONIC HOME AND HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WALLINGFORD, CT)
  • BRADLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL & HEALTH CTR (about 8 miles; SOUTHINGTON, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Meriden, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Meriden:
  • HARTFORD-BRAINARD (about 18 miles; HARTFORD, CT; ID: HFD)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 21 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 30 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Meriden:
  • MERIDEN MARKHAM MUNI (about 3 miles; MERIDEN, CT; ID: MMK)
  • HUMMINGBIRD (about 4 miles; WALLINGFORD, CT; ID: 4C3)
  • ROBERTSON FIELD (about 11 miles; PLAINVILLE, CT; ID: 4B8)

Amtrak station:
MERIDEN (60 STATE ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 706 $3,980,882 $67,663 364 $639,731
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 246 $364,862 $17,798 93 $118,450
Colleges/Universities in Meriden:
  • BRIO ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 38; Location: 1231 E MAIN ST; Private, for-profit)
  • H C WILCOX REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCH (Location: 298 OREGON RD; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meriden:
  • CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 8,967)
  • WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; MIDDLETOWN, CT; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; HAMDEN, CT; FT enrollment: 5,836)
  • YALE UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 11,011)
  • TRINITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (about 19 miles; WEST HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 5,557)
Public high schools in Meriden:
  • FRANCIS T. MALONEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,289; Location: 121 GRAVEL ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ORVILLE H. PLATT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,085; Location: 220 COE AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • H. C. WILCOX V-T SCHOOL (Students: 750; Location: 298 OREGON RD.; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Meriden:
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 983; Location: 1225 NORTH BROAD ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THOMAS EDISON MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 768; Location: 1355 NORTH BROAD ST.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CASIMIR PULASKI SCHOOL (Students: 721; Location: 100 CLEARVIEW AVE.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 712; Location: 164 CENENNIAL AVE.; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • NATHAN HALE SCHOOL (Students: 677; Location: 277 ATKINS ST. EXT.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ROGER SHERMAN SCHOOL (Students: 663; Location: 64 NORTH PEARL ST.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JOHN BARRY SCHOOL (Students: 646; Location: 124 COLUMBIA ST.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HANOVER SCHOOL (Students: 583; Location: 208 MAIN ST.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ISRAEL PUTNAM SCHOOL (Students: 562; Location: 133 PARKER AVE.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • THOMAS HOOKER SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 70 OVERLOOK RD.; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Meriden:
  • ST STANISLAUS SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 81 AKRON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 159 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MT CARMEL SCHOOL (Students: 224; Location: 115 LEWIS AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 97 GROVE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CURTIS SCHOOL (Students: 31; Location: 380 CROWN ST; Grades: KG - 8; Boys only)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE (Students: 16; Location: 41 CENTER STREET ST ROSE PLACE; Grades: PK - 2)
Library in Meriden:
  • MERIDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,728,728; Location: 105 MILLER ST.; 234,103 books; 7,730 audio materials; 1,950 video materials; 170 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Meriden: Castle Crag (A), Hunter Memorial Golf Course (B), The Corner (C), Andrews Homestead Museum (D), Law Enforcement Resource Center (E), Curtist Memorial Library (F), Meriden Public Library (G), YWCA (H), Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Sciences Library (I).

Shopping Centers: Centennial Plaza Shopping Center (1), Chamberlain Plaza Shopping Center (2), Park Plaza Shopping Center (3), Express Plaza Shopping Center (4), Meriden Hub Shopping Center (5), Meriden Parkade Shopping Center (6), Meriden Square Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Meriden include: Parker African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (A), Door of Hope Community Church (B), All Saints Parish Church (C), Alpha and Omega Church (D), Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (E), Apostolic Community Church (F), Grace Baptist Church (G), Saint John Lutheran Church (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Stanislaus Cemetery (1), Saint Patricks Cemetery (2), Saint Laurents Cemetery (3), Broad Street Cemetery (4), Sacred Heart Cemetery (5), West Cemetery (6), Burying Ground 1720 (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Bishops Pond (A), Hanover Pond (B), Mirror Lake (C), Baldwins Pond (D), Beaver Pond (E), Jordan Pond (F), Bradley Hubbard Reservoir (G), Black Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spoon Shop Brook (A), Cathole Brook (B), Crow Hollow Brook (C), Harbor Brook (D), Willow Brook (E), Sodom Brook (F).

Parks in Meriden include: Ceppa Field (1), Kensington Avenue Park (2), Doctor Francis Giuffrida Park (3), Johnson Hill Park (4), Washington Park (5), Giuffrida Memorial Outdoor Center YMCA (6), Saint Johns Field (7), North End Field (8), West Peak State Park (9).

Beach: Dossin Park Beach (A).

Post office: (A).  


Meriden compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Meriden:
  • WMMW (1470 AM; 3 kW; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORP OF CT)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXCT (990 AM; 3 kW; SOUTHINGTON, CT; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAT (910 AM; 5 kW; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW BRITAIN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPOP (1410 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WELI (960 AM; 5 kW; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WATR (1320 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WATR, INC.)
  • WMRD (1150 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNW (1380 AM; 5 kW; NAUGATUCK, CT; Owner: CANDIDO DIAS CARRELO)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDRC (1360 AM; 5 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Meriden:
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWUH (91.3 FM; WEST HARTFORD, CT; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WCCC-FM (106.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJMJ (88.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ST. THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WYBC-FM (94.3 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: YALE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W226AG (93.1 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: SAINT THOMAS SEMINARY)
  • WRXC (90.1 FM; SHELTON, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WEZN-FM (99.9 FM; BRIDGEPORT, CT; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Meriden:
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFSB (Channel 3; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHCT-LP (Channel 38; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHTX-LP (Channel 10; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRDM-LP (Channel 13; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ZGS HARTFORD, INC.)
  • WMLD-LP (Channel 6; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: HARVARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUTH-CA (Channel 47; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

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