Meridian, Mississippi

city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, United States

Meridian is the county seat and the most populous city of Lauderdale County in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the eighth most populous city in the state (after Jackson, Gulfport, Southaven, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Olive Branch and Tupelo) and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. it serves as a hub for the Eastern Mississippi region. The population was 35,052 at the 2020 census.[1] Many people moved there for a short time after Hurricane Katrina.

Meridian, Mississippi
A view of 6th Street in Downtown Meridian
A view of 6th Street in Downtown Meridian
Queen City
"A Better Longitude On Life"
Location of Meridian in Lauderdale County
Location of Meridian in Lauderdale County
Interactive map of Meridian
Coordinates: 32°22′29″N 88°42′15″W / 32.37472°N 88.70417°W / 32.37472; -88.70417
Country United States
State Mississippi
IncorporatedFebruary 10, 1860; 164 years ago (1860-02-10)
 • City and county seat54.51 sq mi (141.17 km2)
 • Land53.74 sq mi (139.19 km2)
 • Water0.76 sq mi (1.98 km2)
344 ft (105 m)
 • City and county seat35,052
 • Rank7th in Mississippi
 • Density652.24/sq mi (251.83/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code601
FIPS code28-46640
GNIS feature ID0673491

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Meridian city, Mississippi". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 10, 2024.

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