Meridian, TX Population

Population: 1,491. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,527 (+2.4% change)
Males: 696 (46.7%), Females: 795 (53.3%)

Bosque County

Zip code: 76665

Median resident age: 35.7 years
Median household income: $32,750
Median house value: $45,600

Races in Meridian:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.9%)
  • Hispanic (23.0%)
  • Other race (8.2%)
  • Black (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (11.6%), United States (9.8%), Irish (8.6%), English (7.1%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%), Norwegian (1.7%).

Land area: 2.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Meridian

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meridian city

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

6.4% Foreign born (6.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+5.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Meridian:

  • GOODALL WITCHER HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION (about 13 miles; CLIFTON, TX)
  • LAKE WHITNEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 22 miles; WHITNEY, TX)
  • GLEN ROSE MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; GLEN ROSE, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Meridian:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 38 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 57 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
  • KILLEEN MUNI (about 58 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Abbreviation: ILE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Meridian:

  • CLIFTON MUNICIPAL/ISENHOWER FIELD (about 10 miles; CLIFTON, TX; Abbreviation: 7F7)
  • LAKE WHITNEY STATE PARK (about 22 miles; WHITNEY, TX; Abbreviation: F50)
  • LITTLE C RANCH (about 23 miles; HICO, TX; Abbreviation: 4T7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meridian:

  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 45 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 59 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 60 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 61 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)

Schools

Public high school in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN H S (Students: 267; Location: 204-2ND ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN EL (Students: 283; Location: 204-2ND ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MERIDIAN AEP (Students: 4; Location: P O BOX 67; Grades: 01 – 12)

Libraries

Library in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $46,303; Location: 105 N ERATH; 6,900 books; 75 audio materials; 31 video materials; 14 serial subscriptions)