Meridian, Colorado

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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 is located in the United States
Meridian
Meridian
Location of the Meridian CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°31′41″N 104°49′33″W / 39.5280645°N 104.8257853°W / 39.5280645; -104.8257853 (Meridian CDP, Colorado)Coordinates: 39°31′41″N 104°49′33″W / 39.5280645°N 104.8257853°W / 39.5280645; -104.8257853 (Meridian CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyDouglas County
Government
 • Typeunincorporated community
Area
 • Total0.509 sq mi (1.319 km2)
 • Land0.509 sq mi (1.319 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation5,964 ft (1,818 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,970
 • Density5,835/sq mi (2,252/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80112
Area codes303 & 720
GNIS feature[2]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.[4] The CDP lies in ZIP code 80112.[3]

Geography[edit]

The Meridian CDP is located in northern Douglas County at 39.53’89”N 104.84’75”W at 5,964 feet above sea level, higher than Denver.[5] Meridian roughly spans from the intersection of I-25 and Inverness Parkway south to the intersection of I-25 and Lincoln Avenue, east along Lincoln Avenue to North 1st Street, north along North 1st Street until E-470 where the boundary then meanders northeast until South Chambers Road, where it finally spans due west back to the intersection of I-25 and Inverness Parkway. The plot of developed land just south of Lincoln Avenue is included in the CDP as well. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.56 square miles, all of which is land.[6] It is bordered to the north by Centennial, to the west and south by Lone Tree, and to the east by Parker; Denver is 18 miles to the north.[7] The natural geography of Meridian can be characterized by slow, rolling hills covered in thick grass and brush.

Demographics[edit]

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Meridian CDP for the United States Census 2000.

Meridian CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2000184—    
20102,970+1514.1%
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Education[edit]

The Douglas County School District serves Meridian.

Economy[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Zip Code 80112 Map and Profile". zipdatamaps.com. 2020. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "GNIS Detail - Meridian Census Designated Place". geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  6. ^ "2020 Census Gazetteer". US Census.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Douglas County Cities Map". apps.douglas.co.us. Retrieved 2021-06-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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