Key Facts

Community Well-being (Adults)
Title Meriden 2015 Connecticut 2015
% of adults, Satisfied with area where he/she lives 56% 82%
% of adults, Feel safe to walk at night in his/her neighborhood 61% 71%
% of adults, In excellent or very good health 58% 62%
% of adults, Obese 30% 26%
% of adults, Currently smoke 21% 15%
Food Insecurity Rate 21% 12%
Housing Insecurity Rate 7% 6%
Transportation Insecurity Rate 16% 13%
% of adults, Without a bank account 13% 8%
% of working adults, Underemployed 27% 14%
Maximum MoE on above estimates: +/- 7% for Meriden; +/- 1.1% for CT statewide
Demographic (Total Population)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Population 60,439 +/-42 3,593,222 +/-0
Population Ages 0-17 11,872 +/-832 784,736 +/-3,236
% of Total Population, Ages 0-17 19.6% +/-1.4% 21.8% +/-0.1%
Population Ages 65+ 9,212 +/-570 542,278 +/-3,485
% of Total Population, Ages 65+ 15.2% +/-0.9% 15.1% +/-0.1%
Population Female 31,041 +/-595 1,841,615 +/-359
% of Total Population, Female 51.4% +/- 1.0% 51.3% +/- 0.0%
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Race and Ethnicity (Total Population)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Hispanic Population 15,285 +/-1,216 526,508 +/-0
% of Total Population, Hispanic 25.3% +/-2.0% 14.7% +/-0.0%
White Non-Hispanic Population 37,090 +/-1,275 2,487,119 +/-1,188
% of Total Population, White Non-Hispanic 61.4% +/- 2.1% 69.2% +/- 0.0%
Black Non-Hispanic Population 6,044 +/-834 346,206 +/-2,085
% of Total Population, Black Non-Hispanic 10.0% +/-1.4% 9.6% +/-0.1%
Other Race Non-Hispanic Population 2,020 +/-484 233,389 +/-2,826
% of Total Population, Other Race Non-Hispanic 3.3% +/-0.8% 6.5% +/-0.1%
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Place of Birth (Total Population)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Foreign-born Population 5,763 +/-839 500,161 +/-5,934
% of Total Population, Foreign-born 9.5% +/-1.4% 13.9% +/-0.2%
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Households
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Households 24,663 +/-694 1,352,583 +/-3,661
Owner-Occupied Households 14,777 +/-656 906,227 +/-5,290
Homeownership Rate 59.9% +/- 3.1% 67.0% +/- 0.4%
Cost-Burdened Households 9,345 +/-606 514,946 +/-4,636
% of Households, Cost-Burdened 37.9% +/- 2.7% 38.1% +/- 0.4%
Households with a car 21,957 +/-871 1,229,000 +/-6,332
% of Households, with a car 89.0% +/- 4.3% 90.9% +/- 0.5%
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Educational Attainment (Population 25 years and over)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 25+ 43,966 +/-791 2,462,855 +/-421
Ages 25+ without a high school diploma 5,975 +/-525 249,857 +/-3,316
% of Population Ages 25+, without a high school diploma 13.6% +/-1.2% 10.1% +/-0.1%
Ages 25+ with a Bachelor's degree or more 8,581 +/-650 925,607 +/-6,326
% of Population Ages 25+, with a Bachelor's degree or more 19.5% +/- 1.5% 37.6% +/- 0.3%
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Median Income
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Median Household Income 54,588 +/-2,391 70,331 +/-409
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Poverty and Low-Income (Total Population)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Total Population, Poverty Status Determined 59,562 +/-198 3,483,303 +/-824
Population in Poverty 8,667 +/-1,246 366,351 +/-7,025
Poverty Rate 14.6% +/-2.1% 10.5% +/-0.2%
Population Low-Income 18,370 +/-1,686 822,732 +/-10,695
Low-Income Rate 30.8% +/- 2.8% 23.6% +/- 0.3%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 0 to 17 years)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Status Determined 11,707 +/-836 774,939 +/-2,955
Population Ages 0-17 In Poverty 3,082 +/-508 110,916 +/-2,928
Population Ages 0-17, Poverty Rate 26.3% +/- 4.7% 14.3% +/- 0.4%
Population Ages 0-17 Low-Income 5,739 +/-684 232,822 +/-4,257
Population Ages 0-17, Low-Income Rate 49.0% +/- 6.8% 30.0% +/- 0.6%
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Poverty and Low-Income (Population 65 years and over)
Title Meriden
2015 5-year
Error Connecticut
2015 5-year
Error
Population Ages 65+, Poverty Status Determined 8,638 +/-560 520,371 +/-751
Population Ages 65+ In Poverty 590 +/-172 37,164 +/-1,260
Population Ages 65+ Poverty Rate 6.8% +/- 2.0% 7.1% +/- 0.2%
Population Ages 65+ Low-Income 2,357 +/-337 123,911 +/-2,404
Population Ages 65+, Low-Income Rate 27.3% +/- 4.3% 23.8% +/- 0.5%
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Source

Community Well-being data are from the 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey. See definitions below for more information. All other data are from the US Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimate. The ACS surveys a sample of households on a rolling monthly basis; survey data are aggregated and averaged into 1, 3, and 5-year period estimates. The Census Bureau considers the 5-year estimates to be the most accurate and recommends using 5-year estimates for town-level data.

Definitions

  • 'MoE' is the Margin of Error for each estimate. Due to sampling methodology, margins of error exist for all reported survey estimates. For Wellbeing data, the maximum margin of error applies when the observed percentage is 50%. The margin of error shrinks as the percentage approaches the extremes of 0% or 100%. The maximum margin of error has a 95% confidence interval. See http://ctdatahaven.org/reports/datahaven-community-wellbeing-survey for more information on the survey methodology. For all other data, margins of error represent the 90% confidence interval for estimates. With 90% confidence, each estimate falls between a lower limit (subtracting margin of error from estimate) and an upper limit (adding margin of error to estimate).
  • 'Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'White Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of white or Caucasian race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Black Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as of black or African American race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. 'Other Race Non-Hispanic Population' includes all persons who identify as another race, and not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
  • 'Foreign-born Population' includes all residents born outside of the United States to non-American parents. An immigrant is another term for a foreign-born person.
  • 'Total Households' is equivalent to the number of occupied housing units in a given geographic area. The Census sometimes reports households as 'occupied housing units.'
  • 'Owner-occupied households' includes all households that own their housing unit.
  • 'Homeownership Rate' is owner-occupied households divided by total households.
  • 'Cost-Burdened Households' includes all households in which 30% or more of household income is spent on housing costs associated with owning or renting a home.
  • 'Total Population, Poverty Status Determined' is the total population, excluding persons living in prisons, nursing homes, college dormitories, military barracks, foster children under 15 years, and people in non-conventional housing.
  • 'Population in Poverty' includes any persons whose annual household income is below the poverty threshold. The federal government determines the poverty threshold based on the size of the family and the ages of its members.
  • 'Poverty Rate' is the population in poverty divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.
  • 'Population Low-Income' counts all whose annual household income is less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold, including the population in poverty.
  • 'Low-Income Rate' is the low-income population divided by the total population whose poverty status is determined.

Other Sources

Social Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP02/0600000US0900946520
Economic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP03/0600000US0900946520
Housing Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP04/0600000US0900946520
Demographic Characteristics: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/15_5YR/DP05/0600000US0900946520