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Overview

Introduction to Meriden, Connecticut

Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 82 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan statistical area.

Meriden History

The city of Meriden was originally a part of Wallingford. It was declared a town in 1806 and officially incorporated as a city in 1867. It was named after Meriden, a town in West Midlands, England. During the 19th century, Meriden was also famous as the 'Silver City' because companies like Meriden Cutlery and International Silver manufactured substantial numbers of cutlery and products related to it.

Meriden and nearby Attractions

  • Barnes Museum
  • Hubbard Park
  • Giuffrida Park
  • Hunter Golf Club
  • Mount Southington
  • Powder Ridge

Things To Do In Meriden

The Solomon Gosse House is the oldest house in Meriden. It was built by Solomon Goffe in 1711 and has been turned into a museum. The area also has a number of parks, golf courses and ski areas nearby.

Meriden Transportation

Bradley International is the nearest major airport.

Meriden Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Quinnipiac University.

People

Total Population 60,439
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 28,831
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $40,035
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,978
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,257

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,023
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $955
Median House Value $179,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.4%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Meriden Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 82 miles NE of New York, New York
County New Haven
Standard Zip Codes 06450, 06451
Company Zip Codes 06454
Phone Area Codes 203
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.538
Longitude -72.807

Meriden Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station MOUNT CARMEL
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bristol 60,554 $73,927
Hartford 124,795 $34,628
Middletown 47,218 $87,078
Naugatuck 31,722 $77,538
New Britain 72,988 $49,493
Waterbury 109,551 $48,177

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Meriden Hospitals

MIDSTATE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
435 LEWIS AVE
(203) 694-8200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Meriden High Schools

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FRANCIS T. MALONEY HIGH SCHOOL
121 GRAVEL ST.
203-238-2334
Serves 1,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

ORVILLE H. PLATT HIGH SCHOOL
220 COE AVE.
203-235-7963
Serves 1,085 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

H. C. WILCOX V-T SCHOOL
298 OREGON RD.
203-238-6260
A Vocational School
Serves 750 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

HOMEBOUND
22 LIBERTY STREET
203-630-4171
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.

Meriden Colleges

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