Meriden, a town in Connecticut, has a population of just over 60,000. The city's population, with an average age of just under 42, is a little older compared to other municipalities in Connecticut, which has an average age of 39. Renters tend to be in the minority in Meriden, and 60% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $992/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Meriden will save around $1,900 compared to the state average.
Compared to the state average, Meriden has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (6%). Additionally, 12% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Meriden residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 23% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of about $71K, Meriden workers take home less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income, however, is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345.
Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for Meriden residents is faster than the Connecticut average of about 27 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 44% of commuters, while public transit isn't widely used. Few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.