Meriden, Connecticut 

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Population

59,988

1% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.0%

Median Income

$53,401

Avg. Home Price

$144,800

Best Places to Live in Meriden, Connecticut

Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City
Pros
-Historic downtown core
-College-town amenities
-Healthcare
Cons
-Cost of housing
-Low job growth
-Areas of urban decay

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What Bert Has To Say About New Haven-Milford Metro Area

A city of contrasts, New Haven is a mix of colonial history, Ivy League college town, and past-its-prime industrial center. Once an important manufacturing center, it is known today as the home of prestigious Yale University. The first planned city in the American Colonies, New Haven was laid out in 1638 in nine equal squares. The New Haven Green, a square reserved for the public, is now a pedestrian area surrounded by stately trees, the Yale campus, and an assortment of museums and architecturally significant homes and churches. The downtown is generally clean and attractive and is known for its large number of trees.


QUICK FACTS

City: Meriden
Zip Codes: 06450 06451
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 7 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Meriden is 7.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Meriden jobs have increased by 0.93%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Meriden's cost of living is 7.00% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Meriden's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Meriden's population is 59,988 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.86%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Meriden is $144,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -19.02%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Meriden public schools spend $16,921 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.9 students per teacher in Meriden. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Meriden

It's not a good time to buy in Meriden. Home Appreciation is down -1.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Meriden Real Estate.

The median home price in Meriden is $144,800. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Meriden    13 Reviews
Stay away - 8/28/2016
Don't move to Meriden. Lived here most of my life and I am moving out. Crime is on the rise and few employment opportunities. A very disjointed population that cares... (Read More)

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Congestion - 6/26/2014
Traffic patterns and constant disrepair tend to make for long and aggravating commutes. While there are employment gains the quality of the work is significantly... (Read More)

Pricey ghetto - 11/17/2012
I have lived here for over 3 years and the crime has gotten significantly worse. I live on the outskirts but when I watch the news, I am appalled at the amount of crime... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT
06450 06451