Quick Facts - 2010 Census Data

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  • Population (2010): 39,688
  • Square Miles: approximately 32
  • Median Age (2000): 35.4 years
  • Households (2000): 16,414
  • College Graduates (2000): 60% (over age 25)
  • Median Household Income (1999): $55,203
  • Township Parks: 906+ acres
  • County Parks: 430+ acres
  • Preserved Open Space: 740+ acres

Easy Access

Meridian Township is situated just north of I-96, exit 110 and just south of I-69, exit 94.Grand River Avenue(M-43) bisects the community east to west and BL-69 crosses the northwest third of the Township.

School Districts

  • East Lansing School District (U.S. News & World Report Silver Medal recipient)
    517.333.7420
  • Haslett Public Schools
    517.339.2078
  • Okemos Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report Silver Medal recipient)
    517.706.5000
  • Williamston Community Schools
    517.655.4361

Higher Education

  • Michigan State University: 47,131 students
  • Lansing Community College: 21,000+ students
  • Cooley Law School
  • Davenport University
  • Great Lakes Christian College
  • Albion College (Albion)
  • Baker College (Owosso)
  • Olivet College (Olivert)

Major Township Employers

  • American Collegiate Marketing
  • Andrews Hooper & Pavlik
  • Bavarian Motor Transport
  • Best Buy
  • Charter Township of Meridian
  • Court One
  • Delta Dental*
  • Douglas J
  • Eyde Company
  • Hampton Inn
  • Haslett Public Schools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Huntsman
  • InghamCounty*
  • Kroger
  • Leo’s Lodge
  • Macy’s
  • Meijer’s*
  • Meridian Mall
  • Meritain
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Okemos Public Schools
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • PNCBank
  • J.C. Penney
  • Playmakers
  • Red Cedar Solutions
  • Soldans
  • Sparrow Health System*
  • Spartan.net
  • Staybridge Suites
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart*
  • Younkers

* Major regional employer

Major Regional Employers

(not listed above)

  • State of Michigan
  • Michigan State University
  • General Motors
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Jackson National Life Insurance
  • Accident Fund Insurance
  • Farm Bureau Insurance
  • Dart Corporation
  • Spartan Motors
  • MSU Federal Credit Union
  • Techsmith
  • LiquidWeb
  • IBM
  • Peckham
  • Two Men & a Truck
  • Neogen
  • Emergent Biosystems
  • Ingham Regional Medical Center

Parks and Recreation

  • Meridian Township Parks – 28 parks
  • Ingham County Parks – 2 parks
  • Harris Nature Center
  • Nokomis Learning Center
  • Meridian Farmers Market
  • Meridian Historic Village
  • Land Preservation properties - 17
  • 73 miles of bicycle-pedestrian pathways