Meridian employment information

IndexMeridianMississippiNational
Income per capita$20,933$20,956$28,555
Median household income$29,531$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$45,425$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$20,498$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$25,605$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$19,237$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate7.6%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level33.7%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Meridian is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Meridian is 45% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Meridian is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Meridian is 116% higher than the national average.

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Meridian median earnings by income bracket

Meridian employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.5%1.7%
Manufacturing sector12.9%2.0%
Financial & insurance services2.3%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services11.6%16.3%
Public administration6.0%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%1.5%
Education, health & social services17.5%39.8%
Other26.1%24.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Collinsville, MS1,699$72,44035%
Meridian Station, MS649$63,68119%
Nellieburg, MS1,432$52,4192%
Marion, MS1,596$41,34323%
Chunky, MS406$37,37530%
Meridian, MS40,809$29,53145%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sumter, SC40,819$39,07227%
Quincy, IL40,782$40,88624%
Streamwood, IL40,746$72,72036%
Covington, KY40,712$35,46034%
Warren, OH40,925$29,24945%
Meridian, MS40,809$29,53145%
Source: The Meridian, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.