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Income/capita 16%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 53%
IndexMeridianCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$25,033$31,458$29,829
Median household income$48,750$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$70,938$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,875$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$43,036$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$0$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level18.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Meridian is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Meridian is 12% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Meridian is 53% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Meridian is 20% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,496$48,750$97,500
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Meridian median earnings by income bracket

      Meridian employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%10.6%
      Manufacturing sector9.8%56.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%7.6%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%22.7%
      Public administration7.3%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%3.0%
      Education, health & social services4.9%40.9%
      Other48.8%15.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sutter, CA3,204$76,61838%
      College City, CA206$73,21432%
      Arbuckle, CA3,244$56,8243%
      Williams, CA5,160$55,9001%
      Yuba City, CA66,147$50,7888%
      Meridian, CA403$48,75012%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wyoming, IA403$46,42916%
      Blue Berry Hill, TX403$54,4792%
      Fossil, OR403$30,92144%
      Schulter, OK403$29,16747%
      Ernest, PA403$52,0316%
      Meridian, CA403$48,75012%
      Source: The Meridian, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).