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Welcome to Meridian ...
The location of Meridian has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
When the people of Meridian refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Meridianite<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Meridian has a population of 37,940 people<3> (see below for details).
Meridian is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Meridian lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Meridian: (601) and (769)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Meridian had a population of 41,148 people (or 51.27% of the total population of Lauderdale County). This makes Meridian the county's most populous community.
The population of Meridian represents 1.39% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 41,148 people, the population of Meridian increased 2.95% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 39,968 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Meridian had an population of 37,940 people. This is a decrease of 7.8% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.07% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Meridian.
Communities near Meridian ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Meridian and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Meridian.
Communities Also Named Meridian ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Meridian - they are located in Arkansas, California (4), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma (4), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Meridian.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Meridian:
Websites for Meridian ...
Official Website: www.meridianms.org/
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Meridian ...
Looking for more information about Meridian? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Meridian, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Meridian.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Meridian: www.meridianms.org/
The official website for Lauderdale County: www.lauderdalecounty.org/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019