Quick Facts

Population (2010): 39,688

Median Age (1980-2014): 39.1 years with nearly

30% of the population between 50 and 70 years old

12% of the population being college-age adults between 20 and 24 years old

Households (2010): 16,414 

32.8% of the population under 65 years old is single without any children, another 27.5% are married without any children, and 10.4% of the population is over 65 years of age and living alone.

Median home value in the Township is $181,300

Education is a priority (2014): 63.8% of the Township’s adults (over age 25) have attended four or more years of college

The high levels of educational attainment are highlighted in the types of occupations common of Meridian Township residents. Nearly 60% of the working population works in a management, professional, or related field. Natural resource, construction, and maintenance jobs are less common than across the region and the State.

Income (2014): Median Household Income is $92,971

Renter-Occupied households earn $30,023

Homeowners spend nearly $1,400 per month on housing

Renters spend an average of $800 per month

 

Township Parks and Trails: Over 900 acres of land on 29 parks

20 miles of Natural Trails

1.8 miles of Off Road Pathways

1.8 miles of InterUrban Pathways

4.8 miles along the Red Cedar River Trail

County Parks: 430+ acres

Preserved Open Space: 740+ acres

Hidden Gems:       

Harris Nature Center, Meridian Historical Village, Nokomis Learning Center, Lake Lansing Park, Historical Markers

Farmers’ Market – Year Round

Meridian Arts and Crafts Marketplace – Held on the fourth Sunday of June, July, August and September

Meridian Cares Program – Providing temporary assistance to residents in a financial crisis

Green Meridian - Recycling Program