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Meridian, Colorado
Location in Douglas County and the state of Colorado
Location in Douglas County and the state of Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Douglas
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
5,889 ft (1,795 m)
 • Total 2,970
 • Density 3,287/sq mi (1,269.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 08-50012
GNIS feature ID 1852845

Meridian is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The population was 2,970 at the 2010 census, up from just 184 at the 2000 census.

Meridian is the birthplace of Dish Network and the current home of CH2M and CSG International.


Meridian is located in northern Douglas County at 39°32′55″N 104°51′3″W / 39.54861°N 104.85083°W / 39.54861; -104.85083 (39.548714, -104.850969). It is bordered to the south by the city of Lone Tree. Downtown Denver is 18 miles (29 km) to the north.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 184 people, 97 households, and 36 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 24.2 people per square mile (9.3/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 18.4 per square mile (7.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.24% White, 2.17% African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.54% Pacific Islander, 2.17% from other races, and 9.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.89% of the population.

There were 97 households out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 61.9% were non-families. 46.4% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.90 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 15.2% from 18 to 24, 50.5% from 25 to 44, 11.4% from 45 to 64, and 0.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 119.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,781, and the median income for a family was $42,917. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $45,781 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $46,031. None of the families and 7.5% of the population were living below the poverty line.

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