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Meridian, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Meridian Census Designated Place had a population of 3,567 as of July 1, 2016. Meridian ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Meridian is located at latitude 39.5388 and longitude -104.8475 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the Meridian Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,889 feet.

The Meridian Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408817) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Meridian Census Designated Place is located within Parker Division of Douglas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meridian population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Meridian, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,567
Population in Households 3,567
Population in Familes 2,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,958
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,912
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 822
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 403 (19.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,509 (73.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $389,655
Average Home Value $418,812


Median Household Income $75,638
Average Household Income $99,232
Per Capita Income $50,263
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.97% 4.72%
Households 3.1% 4.56%
Families 3.78% 4.68%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Meridian, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meridian to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 132 71st
Population Density1 # 20 96th
Diversity Index2 # 150 67th
Median Household Income # 102 78th
Per Capita Income # 53 89th

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