City At A Glance

Downtown Meridian, MS

Quick Facts:

Population: 43,575
Median Household Income: $29,837
Average Work Commute: 14 Minutes

About Meridian, MS

Meridian is known as The Strategic Center of the South. Due to its location, major industries such as military, which includes Naval Air Station Meridian and Key Field, manufacturing, and health care thrive here. The city is also the first in the state with a Designated Entertainment District. Other popular attractions include nine historic districts, MSU's Riley Theater, Meridian Little Theater and the Dentzel Carousel, which dates from 1896.