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"Silver City of the World"

Meriden is a city in New Haven County, in the New Haven-Milford metro area.

The community was named after town in England

The latitude of Meriden is 41.538N. The longitude is -72.807W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 177 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,962.


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Median household income
Local
$43,237
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Meriden demographic reports
Meriden is on the Quinnipiac River
Former and merged names include:
· Wallingford North Society
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 127. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Daffodil Festival - April 28-29, 2007
  • Meriden Grange Fair - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Meriden web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Dequaine Foundation (home of the Barbershop Museum, Glass Museum and Rosa Ponselle Museum)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Meriden residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Meriden ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Meriden was $20,597, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Meriden residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Meriden, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $529.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,181.


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Libraries in Meriden include Meriden Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Meriden include Meriden Record-Journal

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WPKT.

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The average commute time for Meriden workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Meriden between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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