Meriden, CT Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 59,927 (99% urban, 1% rural). >Population change since 2000: +2.9%

Population (male): 28,317

Median Age: 42.6 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $984.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Meriden: 127.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.8%

Poverty (breakdown): (6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (13.0%), Polish (7.2%), Irish (6.0%), French (4.8%), German (4.6%), American (4.4%).

Land Area: 23.7 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 06450, 06451

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,110 (it was $43,237 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,660 (it was $20,597 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,392 (it was $114,700 in 2000) Meriden:$172,392CT:$273,100

Recognitions and Certifications

Accredited Drug Testing has been recognized as one of the "Top 10 drug testing companies" for excellent customer service and we have received TPA Accreditation from the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association. We are active in all drug testing industry associations and our staff are trained and certified as drug and alcohol testing specialists.

Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

FDA Authorized Covid-19 Testing in Meriden, CT

3 Testing Options for Meriden, CT

Testing Option 1
(In Home/Self-Administered Instant Result Test)

This test is commonly used by both employers and individuals wishing to determine if a person has the COVID-19 active virus. This test is easily administered by a nasal swab and after following the testing procedures, results are generally available within 15 minutes. This self-administered test can be ordered to have readily available should an employee or family member in Meriden, CT begin exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Order Online or Call (800) 221-4291

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Testing Option 2
(Laboratory Certified PCR Test)

This test is commonly used by individuals in need of a PCR Molecular test for travel or any other Governmental required purpose. This saliva PCR test is self-collected and sent by overnight delivery to our FDA approved certified laboratory for analysis and result reporting. Meriden, CT Testing procedures are easily followed and upon registration of your test, results are available within 24 hours of reaching the laboratory. COVID-19 results are transmitted electronically and are approved for travel, return to work purposes or to provide laboratory certification that you are not actively infected with COVID-19. Call to Order (800) 221-4291

Testing Option 3
(COVID-19 Antibody Blood Draw)

You can schedule your Covid-19 Antibody blood test at a local testing center in Meriden, CT by calling our scheduling department or scheduling your testing online. Once your test is scheduled, you will receive an email with your test authorization form, testing location address and hours of operation. Same day service is available. Test results are provided in approximately 2-3 days. Call to Schedule (800) 221-4291

Additional COVID-19 Information

Accredited Drug Testing provides Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19 testing utilizing several testing methods including an FDA approved self-administered molecular saliva test to determine if the virus is active or a blood draw collection at testing centers in Meriden, CT to determine if the virus antibody is present. All tests are analyzed at our FDA/CLIA Certified laboratories and results are provided in a confidential manner.

What is the Coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others in Meriden, CT from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

What test should I get, a PCR Saliva test or an antibody test?

You should get a PCR Saliva test if:

  • You have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath).
  • You don’t have symptoms but may have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • You don’t have symptoms and haven’t been recently exposed but live or work in a place where people reside, meet, or gather in close proximity (this can include healthcare settings, homeless shelters, assisted living facilities, group homes, prisons, detention centers, schools, and workplaces).
  • Your employer, public health department, contact investigator, or healthcare provider has identified you as someone who should get tested.

You should get an antibody test if:

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19, it has been at least 10 days since your diagnosis, and you want to know if you have antibodies.
  • You have not had symptoms and have not had a known exposure to COVID-19 within the last 10 days but want to see if you have antibodies.
  • You have had or suspect you’ve had COVID-19 but have not experienced any new symptoms in the past 10 days
  • You have had or suspect you’ve had COVID-19 but have not experienced a fever in the past 24 hours.
  • If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or that you have been exposed to the virus, you should consult your place of work for specific guidance about whether to stay home or continue working.

Who should not get a COVID-19 test?

You should not get a PCR Saliva test if you:

  • Currently have severe symptoms that limit your daily activities. Seek medical attention right away if this is the case.
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 months. Speak with your healthcare provider prior to getting tested.

You should not get an antibody test if you:

  • Are feeling sick or have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
  • Are trying to diagnose COVID-19.
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 10 days ago.
  • Were directly exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Have a condition that weakens your immune system.

If you have any other questions, speak with your healthcare provider about testing recommendations to see if testing is right for you at this time.

How are COVID-19 tests performed?

A PCR Saliva test is conducted by saliva collection. The saliva test requires providing a sample of your spit into a collection tube.

An antibody test is conducted by collecting a blood sample (such as from a finger prick or needle draw).

What will my COVID-19 test results tell me?

A PCR Saliva test will confirm whether or not you are currently infected with COVID-19. If your results are positive, it is important to isolate immediately and continue to monitor your symptoms. If your results are negative, it means the virus was not present in the sample you provided.

An antibody test will show whether or not you have developed antibodies to COVID-19.

After receiving your results, you will have an opportunity to speak with a licensed healthcare provider who can answer any questions you may have about your test results and help determine next steps in care.

Are there any limitations to COVID-19 tests?

A PCR Saliva test may not detect the virus in early stages of infection. In addition, a PCR test may not detect the virus if there was a problem with your sample, such as when the sample is not collected as directed. There is also the possibility of a false negative (a negative result that is incorrect) if you’ve had recent exposure to the virus along with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

An antibody test may detect antibodies from previous exposure to coronaviruses other than COVID-19, which can cause a false positive result. Getting an antibody test too soon after being infected may cause a false negative result. Additionally, some individuals who are infected with COVID-19 may not develop detectable levels of antibodies, such as those with weakened immune systems due to a medical condition or certain medications.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Meriden, CT Testing Locations

"816 Broad Street, Ste 22" 0.0 miles

"816 Broad Street, Ste 22"
Meriden, CT 06450
Categories: Meriden CT

365 Queen Street 5.4 miles

365 Queen Street
Southington, CT 06489
Categories: Southington CT

15 South Elm Street 5.7 miles

15 South Elm Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
Categories: Wallingford CT

185 Center St, Ste E 5.7 miles

185 Center St, Ste E
Wallingford, CT 06492
Categories: Wallingford CT

205 Main Street, 2nd Floor 5.7 miles

205 Main Street, 2nd Floor
East Haven, CT 06512
Categories: East Haven CT

400 Saybrook Rd 8.3 miles

400 Saybrook Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
Categories: Middletown CT

Ketley Professional Plaza - 11 8.3 miles

Ketley Professional Plaza - 11
Middletown, DE 19709
Categories: Middletown DE

120 Sandhill Dr Suite 1 8.3 miles

120 Sandhill Dr Suite 1
Middletown, DE 19709
Categories: Middletown DE

366 East Main Street 8.3 miles

366 East Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709
Categories: Middletown DE

3000 Dixwell Ave 10.9 miles

3000 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
Categories: Hamden CT

3018 Dixwell Ave 3rd Fl 10.9 miles

3018 Dixwell Ave 3rd Fl
Hamden, CT 06518
Categories: Hamden CT

935 Farmington Avenue 11.8 miles

935 Farmington Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010
Categories: Bristol CT

2272 Berlin Tpke, Suite 2284 11.8 miles

2272 Berlin Tpke, Suite 2284
Newington, CT 06111
Categories: Newington CT

60 Westwood Avenue 12.7 miles

60 Westwood Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
Categories: Waterbury CT

1068 W Main St 12.7 miles

1068 W Main St
Waterbury, CT 06708
Categories: Waterbury CT

1080 Silas Deane Hwy 14.5 miles

1080 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Categories: Wethersfield CT

465 Silas Deane Highway 14.5 miles

465 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Categories: Wethersfield CT

45 S Main St 15.0 miles

45 S Main St
Unionville, CT 06085
Categories: Unionville CT

131 New London Turnpike 15.8 miles

131 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Categories: Glastonbury CT

21 Woodland St 16.8 miles

21 Woodland St
Hartford, CT 06105
Categories: Hartford CT

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Show Regional Data

Population (total): Population in 2017: 59,927 (99% urban, 1% rural). >Population change since 2000: +2.9%

Population (male): 28,317

Median Age: 42.6 years

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $984.

Cost of Living: March 2019 cost of living index in Meriden: 127.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.8%

Poverty (breakdown): (6.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 18.2% for two or more races residents)

Ancestries: Ancestries: Italian (13.0%), Polish (7.2%), Irish (6.0%), French (4.8%), German (4.6%), American (4.4%).

Land Area: 23.7 square miles.

Population Density:

Zip Codes: 06450, 06451

Median Incomes:
      Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,110 (it was $43,237 in 2000)
      Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,660 (it was $20,597 in 2000)
      Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $172,392 (it was $114,700 in 2000) Meriden:$172,392CT:$273,100

Local Area Info: Meriden, Connecticut

Meriden was originally a part of the neighboring town of Wallingford. It was granted a separate meetinghouse in 1727, became a town in 1806 with over 1000 residents, and incorporated as a city in 1867 with just under 9000 residents. It was once proposed as the Connecticut state capital. It was named for the village of Meriden, West Midlands, England, near Birmingham.

The grave of Winston Churchill's great-great-great maternal grandfather, Timothy Jerome, can be seen today at what is now called "Burying Ground 1720" (Google Maps: 41.522877, -72.787707) at the juncture of Dexter Avenue and Lydale Place. At the time the location was known as "Buckwheat Hill," and overlooked the salt-making estate for which Jerome had received a royal grant. Timothy Jerome's son, Samuel, is the great-great grandfather of Jennie Jerome, Winston Churchill's mother.

In the 1800s, Meriden became a manufacturing center of note, with several companies forming, or relocating to the city, including the Meriden Britannia Company (a predecessor of the International Silver Company with corporate HQ in Meriden), C.F. Monroe Company (18921916), Charles Parker Company, Parker Brothers (guns), Manning, Bowman & Co. (18491945), the Meriden Flint Glass Company (187692), Edward Miller & Co / Miller Company (1844present), Wilcox and White, Handel Company (lamps), and the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Company (18521940). Meriden earned the nickname "Silver City", due to the large number of silver manufacturers. In addition to hollowware, Meriden was also a significant center of cutlery production (various silver companies, Meriden Cutlery and Miller Bros. Cutlery). The small city is also known for the historical production of glass and lamps, and having secured a large number of technology and design patents by companies based in Meriden. During this time, several mansions and houses of note were built, particularly on Broad Street.