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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population60,203
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+29,171
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married41.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$41,614
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,021
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,865

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,318
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone35.4%
Median Gross Rent$963
Median House Value$174,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.5%
Italian17.8%
Irish11.8%
Polish11.1%
German9.1%
English6.8%
French Except Basque6.5%
Canadian3.1%
Russian1.5%
Scottish1.1%
Greek1%
Swedish1%
African1%
West Indian0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Czech0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
US/American0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Meriden Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Haven County
Standard Zip Codes6450, 6451
Phone Area Codes203
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.53
Approximate Longitude-72.79

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)

StationMIDDLETOWN 4 W (MERIDEN)
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
StationMOUNT CARMEL
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT SIKORSKY AP
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 57 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bristol60,437$76,991
Hartford124,320$36,156
Middletown46,933$84,941
Naugatuck31,625$78,137
New Britain72,876$50,223
Waterbury109,211$48,822

Meriden Public Libraries

Meriden Public Library
105 MILLER ST.
Meriden, Connecticut
(203) 238-2344

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Meriden Hospitals

Midstate Medical Center
(Non-profit)
435 Lewis Ave
(203) 694-8200

Meriden Public Schools

Israel Putnam School
133 Parker Avenue
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Nathan Hale School
277 Atkins Street Extension
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
H. C. Wilcox Technical High School
298 Oregon Road
ZIP: 6450
High
Total Enrollment 785
Orville H. Platt High School
220 Coe Avenue
ZIP: 6450
High
Total Enrollment 1097
Hanover School
208 Main Street
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 628
Lincoln Middle School
164 Centennial Avenue
ZIP: 6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 756
Thomas Hooker School
70 Overlook Road
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Francis T. Maloney High School
121 Gravel Street
ZIP: 6450
High
Total Enrollment 1209
Casimir Pulaski School
100 Clearview Avenue
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
John Barry School
124 Columbia Street
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Washington Middle School
1225 North Broad Street
ZIP: 6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 696
Benjamin Franklin School
426 West Main Street
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Roger Sherman School
64 North Pearl Street
ZIP: 6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Thomas Edison Magnet Middle School
1355 North Broad Street
ZIP: 6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 713
Community Classroom Collaborative
110 West Main Street
ZIP: 6451
High
Total Enrollment 8

Meriden Private Schools

Midstate Christian Academy
139 Charles St
ZIP: 6450
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 93
Meliora Academy
470 Murdock Ave
ZIP: 6450
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Kinder Garden Learning Center
20 S Broad Ter
ZIP: 6450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St Stanislaus School
81 Akron St
ZIP: 6450
Elementary
Total Enrollment 157
Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School
115 Lewis Ave
ZIP: 6451
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
St Joseph School
159 W Main St
ZIP: 6451
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
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