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Meridian, Colorado
Location of the Meridian CDP in Douglas County, Colorado.
Location of the Meridian CDP in Douglas County, Colorado.
Meridian, Colorado is located in the United States
Meridian, Colorado
Meridian, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Douglas County
 • Type unincorporated community
 • Total 0.509 sq mi (1.319 km2)
 • Land 0.509 sq mi (1.319 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
5,964 ft (1,818 m)
 • Total 2,970
 • Density 5,835/sq mi (2,252/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area codes 303 & 720
GNIS feature Meridian CDP

Meridian is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the Meridian CDP was 2,970 at the United States Census 2010. The CDP lies in ZIP code 80112.


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.


The Meridian International Business Center, from which the CDP derives its name, hosts the headquarters of three Fortune 500 Companies, including; Dish Network, Liberty Media, and Qurate Retail. Other notable employers within Meridian include; Toyota, American Family Insurance, Sierra Nevada, Jacobs, and Toastmasters.


The Douglas County School District serves Meridian.

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