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Meridian, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Meridian Census Designated Place had a population of 3,252 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Meridian, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,252
Daytime Population: Workers 7,804
Daytime Population: Residents 1,398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,202
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.83
Population in Households 3,252
Population in Familes 1,995
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,608
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $77,848
Average Household Income $106,471
Per Capita Income $54,760


Total Housing Units 1,905 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (19.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,448 (76.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $374,569
Average Home Value $409,834


Total Households 1,809
Average Household Size 1.8
Family Households 768
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.26% 3.79%
Households 1.88% 3.67%
Families 2.28% 3.79%
Median Household Income   5.62%
Per Capita Income   3.87%

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, 2017 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 # 134 71st
Population Density # 26 95th
Diversity Index # 147 68th
Median Household Income # 106 77th
Per Capita Income # 48 90th

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