Profile & Demographics


Meriden is a community of 60,000+ residents knit together by award winning schools and spirited civic, service and cultural groups and activities.

SCRCOG Demographic Profile 2021 AdvanceCT Town Profile 2021

Land Area

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


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.


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

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