Meridian, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Meridian, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Meridian had a population of 324 as of July 1, 2019. Meridian ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Meridian is located at latitude 43.1656 and longitude -76.5369 in Cayuga County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Meridian encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cayuga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 453 feet.

The Village of Meridian (GNIS ID: 2390977) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Meridian is located within Town of Cato, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cayuga County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Meridian: Cato Four Corners.

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Meridian, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Meridian, NY Housing Affordability Index is 287
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Meridian, NY Wealth Index is 87
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 324
Population in Households 324
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 469
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,917
Average Household Income $83,465
Per Capita Income $31,181
Wealth Index3 87

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $147,368
Housing Affordability Index2 287
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.51% -0.12%
Households 0.41% -0.19%
Families -0.53% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Meridian, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meridian to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1118 7th
Population Density # 964 19th
Diversity Index # 1037 13th
Median Household Income # 440 63rd
Per Capita Income # 643 46th

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