Meridian, Idaho

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Population in 2013: 83,596 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +139.4%
Males: 41,079  (49.1%)
Females: 42,517  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  32.6 years
Idaho median age:  35.0 years

Zip codes: 83642.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,596 (it was $53,276 in 2000)
Meridian:

$64,596
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,175 (it was $20,150 in 2000)

Meridian city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,100 (it was $119,800 in 2000)
Meridian:

$178,100
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $235,366; Detached houses: $245,910; Townhouses or other attached units: $193,822; In 2-unit structures: $117,759; Mobile homes: $54,010; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,243

Median gross rent in 2012: $910.

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Meridian races chart
  • White alone - 66,737 (88.7%)
  • Hispanic - 5,243 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1,533 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 1,002 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 552 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 97 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 28 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 18 (0.02%)

Races in Meridian detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Meridian: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.0%), English (13.9%), Irish (8.6%), United States (6.5%), Norwegian (3.5%), Scottish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 2600 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 7,091 people per square mile   (high).

Meridian,ID real estate house value index trend

Meridian, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Meridian:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meridian city:

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

3,539 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  4.4%
Idaho:  5.9%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 158 registered sex offenders living in Meridian, Idaho as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Meridian to the number of sex offenders is 509 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,228 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,272 (0.6%)

Meridian satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boise, ID (8.1 miles , pop. 185,787).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (330.6 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (667.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Eagle, ID (2.5 miles ), Garden City, ID (2.6 miles ), Star, ID (2.7 miles ), Boise, ID (2.8 miles ), Kuna, ID (2.9 miles ), Nampa, ID (2.9 miles ), Hidden Spring, ID (3.2 miles ), Middleton, ID (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 889 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 1998: 990 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 1999: 993 buildings, average cost: $119,500
  • 2000: 717 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2001: 831 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2002: 938 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2003: 1433 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2004: 2337 buildings, average cost: $182,900
  • 2005: 3172 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2006: 1559 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2007: 813 buildings, average cost: $240,300
  • 2008: 568 buildings, average cost: $231,000
  • 2009: 626 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2010: 509 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2011: 539 buildings, average cost: $244,900
  • 2012: 825 buildings, average cost: $254,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.61 N, Longitude: 116.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,792 (-7.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,487 (27.3%)

Area code: 208

Meridian household income distribution Meridian home values distribution

Crime rates in Meridian by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Murders 000201
per 100,000 0.00.00.05.00.02.2
Rapes 596102312
per 100,000 17.525.216.625.154.826.0
Robberies 3331257
per 100,000 10.58.48.330.111.915.2
Assaults 203822436767
per 100,000 69.9106.660.8108.0159.8145.3
Burglaries 401184139205190254
per 100,000 1400.9516.1384.1515.1453.0550.8
Thefts 8158251,0061,0251,004931
per 100,000 2847.22314.22779.62575.32394.02018.7
Auto thefts 444735477068
per 100,000 153.7131.896.7118.1166.9147.4
Arson 19111661510
per 100,000 66.430.944.215.135.821.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 322.9) 267.8192.2182.2219.5231.0199.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Meridian detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 111 (86 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Idaho average:

1.74

Meridian tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +24,611 (+238.8%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and electronic products (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

Work and jobs in Meridian: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Meridian, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Meridian-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 353% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 133.4 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 222.7 miles away from Meridian center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 292.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 363.8 miles away from Meridian center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 301.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ada County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Meridian topographic map

Birthplace of: Brock Forsey - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Feb 11, 1980), Ron Packard - Politician, Randy Tolsma - Racing driver, Vern Law - Baseball player, Kevin Fellows - College basketball player (Penn State Nittany Lions).

Hospitals in Meridian:

  • ACCENT HOSPICE CARE (4273 EAST SPEARFISH DRIVE)
  • HARRISON'S HOPE (2430 SOUTH TITANIUM PLACE)
  • PREFERRED COMMUNITY HOMES - BEDFORD (398 EDGAR COURT)
  • PREFERRED COMMUNITY HOMES - ELK RUN (2273 SOUTH GULL COVE PLACE)
  • PREFERRED COMMUNITY HOMES - VINEYARDS (2226 W SONOMA DR)
  • TOMORROW'S HOPE - ARMGA (4782 ARMGA DRIVE)
  • TOMORROW'S HOPE - MERIDIAN (1821 GREENHEAD)
  • TOMORROW'S HOPE - NAVARRO (946 NORTHWEST 12TH)
  • TOMORROW'S HOPE - SAPPHIRE (2154 SAPPHIRE PLACE)
  • VISTACARE OF IDAHO (680 SOUTH PROGRESS AVENUE, SUITE 2)

Heliports located in Meridian:

Amtrak stations near Meridian:

  • 9 miles: NAMPA (1424 2ND ST. S.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.
  • 10 miles: BOISE (1212 W. BANNOCK ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Meridian:

  • University of Phoenix-Idaho Campus (Full-time enrollment: 285; Location: 1422 S. Tech Lane; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Broadview University-Boise (FT enrollment: 135; Location: 2750 East Gala Court; Private, for-profit; Website: broadviewuniversity.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meridian:

  • College of Western Idaho (about 6 miles; Nampa, ID; Full-time enrollment: 6,300)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 10 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • Boise State University (about 10 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 41 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 121 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 145 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 194 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)

Public high schools in Meridian:

Private high school in Meridian:

  • COLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 389; Location: 200 E CARLTON AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Meridian:

Private elementary/middle schools in Meridian:

  • KING'S KIDS PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (Students: 40; Location: 50 W SPICEWOOD DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEW WAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 1797 S MILLENNIUM WAY; Grades: PK - 2)
See full list of schools located in Meridian

Library in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,978,674; Location: 1326 W CHERRY LN; 121,717 books; 571 e-books; 12,189 audio materials; 10,034 video materials; 12 local licensed databases; 51 state licensed databases; 126 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • College/University in Meridian: Northwest Lineman College 7600 S. Meridian Rd. Meridian, Idaho 83642 Phone: (208) 888-4817 Fax: (208) 888-4275 nlc at lineman.com
  • Addition to hospitals: St Lukes (Main) corner Broadway and Jefferson Boise, St. Lukes Meridian 520 S Eagle Rd
  • Under "Public High Schools in Meridian" add: MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1800; Location: 2001 S. Millennium Way; Grades: 09 - 12) MEDICAL ARTS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 135; Location 1789 East Leighfield Dr.; Grades 09 - 12)

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Notable locations in Meridian: Cherry Plaza (A), Ada County Paramedics Medical Station 63 (B), Meridian Fire Department Station 4 (C), Meridian Fire Department Station 2 (D), Ada County Paramedics Medical Station 51 (E), Ada County Paramedics Medical Station 61 (F), Meridian Fire Department Station 1 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Terrace Lawn Cemetery (1), Meridian Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Roaring Springs Water Park (Water Parks & Slides; 400 West Overland Road) (1), Boondocks Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1385 South Blue Marlin Lane) (2), Aktion Zone Paintball Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 37 East Broadway Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Rama Inn (1019 South Progress Avenue) (1), Comfort Suites Meridian (2610 East Freeway Drive) (2), Hampton Inn & Suites (875 South Allen Street) (3), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (800 South Allen Street) (4), Comfort Suites (2610 East Freeway Drive) (5), Holiday Inn Express (800 South Allen Street) (6), Motel 6 (1047 South Progress Avenue) (7), Treasure Valley Errands- LLC (P.O. Box 1353) (8), Mr Sandman Motel (I 84 Exit 44) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Ada County Juvenile Court Services (124 West Franklin Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Ada County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 156. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

156
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.257. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.257
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Meridian and their reported violations in the past:

MERIDIAN WATER DEPT (Population served: 80,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MERIDIAN HEIGHTS WATER & SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 790, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-03-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAY-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-15-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-15-2005)
  • 30 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • 10 regular monitoring violations
GREENHILLS ESTATES 3 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Combined Uranium
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-08-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2014), St BCA signed (JUN-26-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2013), St BCA signed (JUN-26-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 59 regular monitoring violations
ARROWROCK RANCH (Population served: 138, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • 102 regular monitoring violations
BITTERCREEK MEADOWS SUBDIVISION (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 52 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Meridian that have no violations reported:

  • GRANT TRAILER PARK (Population served: 46, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.1%
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  78.7%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Meridian in 2010:

  • 169 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 103 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Meridian in 2000:

  • 153 people in nursing homes
  • 95 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Meridian, Idaho environmental map by EPA

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Meridian compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with most branches in Meridian (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Cherry Lane Branch, Meridian Albertsons Branch, Cherry & Ten Mile Albertsons Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • KeyBank National Association: Eagle & Ustick Branch, El Dorado Keycenter Branch, Meridian Branch. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Bank of the Cascades: El Dorado Branch at 3135 East Overland Road, branch established on 2004/12/06; Meridian Branch at 30 E Broadway Avenue, branch established on 2005/05/23. Info updated 2007/01/18: Bank assets: $1,334.8 mil, Deposits: $1,087.3 mil, headquarters in Bend, OR, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Cascade Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Meridian North Branch at 1682 N Main Street, branch established on 1979/10/22; Meridian Branch at 210 East Corporate Drive, branch established on 1995/11/08. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Washington Trust Bank: Meadow Lake Branch at 4037 East Clocktower Lane, #12, branch established on 2008/01/07; Meridian Financial Center Branch at 3251 East Presidential Drive, branch established on 2001/08/01. Info updated 2009/02/17: Bank assets: $4,172.4 mil, Deposits: $3,522.4 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 41 total offices, Holding Company: W.T.b. Financial Corporation
  • Home Federal Bank: 55 East Franklin Road Branch at 55 East Franklin Road, branch established on 2007/06/20; E Overland Rd Branch at 3405 E Overland Rd, branch established on 2009/10/15. Info updated 2011/06/16: Bank assets: $1,098.5 mil, Deposits: $928.9 mil, headquarters in Nampa, ID, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Home Federal Bancorp, Inc.
  • Mountain West Bank: Meridian Branch at 2970 East Saint Lukes Drive, branch established on 2001/11/05; Fairview Branch at 4250 Fairview Avenue East, branch established on 2006/02/20. Info updated 2011/02/15: Bank assets: $1,129.4 mil, Deposits: $806.0 mil, headquarters in Coeur D Alene, ID, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Grandview Station at 1595 S. Eagle Road, branch established on 2006/10/26. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Idaho Banking Company: Meridian Branch at 1875 S. Eagle Rd., branch established on 2004/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $124.9 mil, Deposits: $115.3 mil, headquarters in Boise, ID, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Idaho Bancorp
  • 8 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Meridian, Idaho:

  • MR Sandman, 1575 S Meridian Rd, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 375-1285, Fax: (208) 887-2062
  • Best Western Rama Inn, 1019 S Progress Ave, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 887-7888, Fax: (208) 887-7600
  • Motel 6, 1047 S Progress Ave, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 888-1212, Fax: (208) 887-3737
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boise West-Meridian, 2610 E Freeway Dr, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 288-2060, Fax: (208) 887-3990
  • Candlewood Suites - Meridian Id, 1855 S Silverstone Way, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 888-5121, Fax: (208) 888-5132
  • Country Inn & Suites Meridian, 3355 E Pine Ave, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 639-3300, Fax: (208) 639-7999
  • Courtyard By Marriott - Meridian, 1789 S Eagle Rd, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 888-0800, Fax: (208) 888-0806
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Meridian, 875 S Allen St, Meridian, ID 83642 , Phone: (208) 887-3600, Fax: (208) 887-6640
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Meridian, Idaho

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Meridian travel time to work - commute Meridian mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Meridian city (based on Ada County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.47%
Here: 44.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentAssemblies of God
Adherents34.1%27.6%4.4%4.1%3.2%
Congregations42.5%2.7%3.1%1.1%3.4%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.3%2.3%2.2%1.9%17.8%
Congregations1.9%2.7%3.4%3.1%36.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Ada County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Ada County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 99
Ada County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 291
Here:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Ada County:

22.1%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.1%
State:

11.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 24$99,195$49,5983$1,862
Other Government Administration 24$111,132$55,5668$6,830
Judicial and Legal 3$20,558$82,2321$2,252
Police Protection - Officers 85$474,352$66,9671$2,534
Police - Other 24$73,313$36,6572$2,617
Firefighters 67$422,784$75,7236$2,040
Fire - Other 3$9,197$36,7880$0
Streets and Highways 28$125,343$53,7180$0
Sewerage 30$102,798$41,1190$0
Parks and Recreation 19$65,720$41,50711$8,600
Water Supply 19$66,264$41,8510$0
Other and Unallocable 7$24,849$42,5980$0
Totals for Government 333$1,595,505$57,49632$26,735

Meridian government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $6,418,000 ($76.77)
    Water Utilities: $4,841,000 ($57.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $879,000 ($10.51)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $5,235,000 ($62.62)
    Police Protection: $5,188,000 ($62.06)
    Water Utilities: $3,949,000 ($47.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,358,000 ($40.17)
    General - Other: $2,547,000 ($30.47)
    Central Staff Services: $1,514,000 ($18.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $841,000 ($10.06)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $769,000 ($9.20)
    Financial Administration: $384,000 ($4.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $362,000 ($4.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $127,000 ($1.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $324,000 ($3.88)
    General - Other: $81,000 ($0.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($0.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,024,000 ($95.99)

Meridian government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,649,000 ($79.54)
    All Other: $502,000 ($6.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $277,000 ($3.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000 ($1.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,367,000 ($16.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $10,530,000 ($125.96)
    Interest Earnings: $2,370,000 ($28.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $346,000 ($4.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $132,000 ($1.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,259,000 ($62.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,550,000 ($30.50)
  • Tax - Property: $8,567,000 ($102.48)
    Other License: $7,792,000 ($93.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $914,000 ($10.93)

Meridian government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,960,000 ($35.41)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,585,000 ($30.92)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $375,000 ($4.49)

Meridian government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,332,000 ($63.78)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,829,000 ($847.28)

6.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Idaho average:

7.20%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.05%
Idaho average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Canyon County, ID  1.32% ($31,593 average AGI)
from Elmore County, ID  0.18% ($31,428)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.16% ($34,251)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Idaho average:

7.21%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.07%
Idaho average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Canyon County, ID  1.20% ($30,028 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.15% ($43,260)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($34,850)

Strongest AM radio stations in Meridian:

  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KSPD (790 AM; 1 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KCID (1490 AM; 1 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Meridian:

  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KIZN (92.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGL (96.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFC (97.9 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMG (93.1 FM; NEW PLYMOUTH, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSX (91.5 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBSU-FM (90.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIX (105.9 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVB (94.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXLT-FM (107.9 FM; EAGLE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOT (105.1 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHI (107.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBXL (94.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KTSY (89.5 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY)
  • KSAS-FM (103.3 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTB (104.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K239AC (95.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KQXR (100.3 FM; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSRV-FM (96.1 FM; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Meridian:

  • KTRV (Channel 12; NAMPA, ID; Owner: IDAHO INDEPENDENT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K30GS (Channel 30; BOISE, ID; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K35GE (Channel 35; BOISE, ID; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBCI-TV (Channel 2; BOISE, ID; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - IDAHO TV, L.L.C.)
  • K17ED (Channel 17; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: DOUG GARCIA)
  • KAID (Channel 4; BOISE, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, STATE OF IDAHO)
  • KIVI (Channel 6; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KNIN-TV (Channel 9; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: BANKS-BOISE, INC.)
  • KTVB (Channel 7; BOISE, ID; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K31FD (Channel 25; BOISE, ID; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Meridian fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total average daily traffic: 312,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 20,360

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 6
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Meridian, ID
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Meridian)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Meridian, ID)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 369 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Meridian)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Meridian)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 107 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED202$152,113131$137,230573$160,74512$84,62345$128,0272$86,220
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$176,72611$143,111106$174,9765$108,1905$149,3400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$155,90421$137,485231$183,4479$113,87321$152,6022$112,565
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$141,40413$148,708122$184,2682$103,6908$165,8640$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$185,2803$146,66030$181,6813$54,4272$233,0451$56,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.10 , 0103.21, 0103.22, 0103.32, 0103.33

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$162,53128$203,0862$134,985
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$185,86910$192,5042$281,720
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$175,5293$245,6572$153,270
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$141,2352$220,9301$106,710
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.10 , 0103.21, 0103.22, 0103.32, 0103.33

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 273
  • Hazardous Condition: 87
  • Service Call: 14
  • Good Intent Call: 40

Incident types - Meridian

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Meridian, ID
Most common first names in Meridian, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9776.9 years
John8676.1 years
Robert8371.2 years
James5871.6 years
Mary5781.2 years
Charles5177.3 years
George4877.5 years
Margaret4083.1 years
Ruth3979.1 years
Dorothy3880.9 years
Most common last names in Meridian, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4376.8 years
Johnson3477.6 years
Davis3075.6 years
Brown2675.8 years
Wilson2478.1 years
Wright2077.5 years
Jones1979.3 years
Miller1873.1 years
Anderson1874.7 years
White1777.8 years
Businesses in Meridian, ID
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Little Caesars Pizza1
Albertsons2Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's1Marshalls1
Ashley Furniture1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone1Maurices1
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1McDonald's5
Baskin-Robbins1Motel 61
Bath & Body Works1Nike2
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Big O Tires1On The Border1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express2
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
Carl\s Jr.1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Decora Cabinetry3Quiznos2
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Red Robin1
Famous Footwear1Rite Aid1
Fashion Bug1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx9Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sprint Nextel4
GNC1Starbucks3
GameStop1Subway5
H&R Block2T-Mobile3
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS9
IHOP1Vans1
Jack In The Box2Verizon Wireless2
Jimmy John's2Walgreens5
KFC1Walmart1
Kohl's1Wendy's2
Kroger2

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