PopulationMeriden is a community of 60,616 residents knit together by award winning schools and spirited civic, service and cultural groups and activities.

Land area:  Total land area is 24 square miles with over 3,000 acres of municipally owned park space.

Location:  The “Crossroads of Connecticut”, located at the intersection of Interstate highways 91, the I-691 connector to I-84 and the Wilbur Cross Highway, midway between New Haven/Hartford, and New York/Boston, with connections to Amtrak rail service, CT bus transit and the Meriden Markham Airport.

Government:  City Manager/City Council form of government with a popularly elected Mayor, elected Board of Education and 25 appointed boards and commissions.