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Meridian is a city in Bosque County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Meridian Creek, which was so-named because it lies on the 98th meridian

The latitude of Meridian is 31.923N. The longitude is -97.656W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,503.


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Median household income
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$32,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Meridian demographic reports
Founded on the Fourth of July, 1854
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Meridian State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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14% of Meridian residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Meridian ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Meridian was $17,258, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Meridian residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Meridian, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $246.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.


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Bosque County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Meridian political report.

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The average commute time for Meridian workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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