Meridian, Idaho

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Population in 2017: 99,926 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +186.2%
Males: 49,534  (49.6%)
Females: 50,392  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Idaho median age:

36.3 years

Zip codes: 83642.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,273 (it was $53,276 in 2000)
Meridian:

$64,273
ID:

$52,225

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,562 (it was $20,150 in 2000)

Meridian city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $271,800 (it was $119,800 in 2000)
Meridian:

$271,800
ID:

$207,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $281,330; detached houses: $290,159; townhouses or other attached units: $192,608; in 2-unit structures: $198,327; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,374; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $166,899; mobile homes: $46,088; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $113,718

Median gross rent in 2017: $976.

March 2019 cost of living index in Meridian: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.9%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.1% for American Indian residents, 79.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.3% for other race residents, 13.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Meridian, ID (2017)
    • 84,68287.7%White alone
    • 6,6626.9%Hispanic
    • 2,0622.1%Asian alone
    • 1,7881.9%Two or more races
    • 7810.8%Black alone
    • 1770.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 450.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists, there were 309 registered sex offenders living in Meridian, Idaho as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Meridian is 298 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Meridian by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.2)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(4.1)
2
(2.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(1.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
12
(26.0)
14
(26.1)
26
(40.4)
7
(10.1)
21
(29.3)
17
(23.4)
19
(25.0)
13
(16.8)
33
(40.2)
19
(22.2)
17
(18.7)
24
(25.5)
46
(46.4)
42
(40.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(15.2)
9
(16.8)
8
(12.4)
13
(18.7)
14
(19.6)
11
(15.1)
3
(4.0)
9
(11.6)
5
(6.1)
1
(1.2)
10
(11.0)
5
(5.3)
11
(11.1)
14
(13.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
67
(145.3)
85
(158.6)
84
(130.6)
87
(125.2)
80
(111.8)
77
(105.9)
84
(110.6)
70
(90.6)
77
(93.8)
47
(54.8)
69
(75.8)
76
(80.8)
92
(92.7)
107
(103.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
254
(550.8)
270
(503.7)
189
(294.0)
266
(382.9)
227
(317.1)
197
(271.0)
156
(205.5)
220
(284.7)
193
(235.2)
189
(220.5)
168
(184.5)
225
(239.1)
216
(217.7)
171
(164.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
931
(2,019)
934
(1,742)
897
(1,395)
843
(1,214)
764
(1,067)
952
(1,310)
863
(1,137)
990
(1,281)
812
(989.5)
969
(1,130)
852
(935.5)
1,166
(1,239)
1,218
(1,227)
1,041
(1,003)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
68
(147.4)
79
(147.4)
67
(104.2)
37
(53.3)
20
(27.9)
36
(49.5)
30
(39.5)
20
(25.9)
25
(30.5)
29
(33.8)
35
(38.4)
66
(70.1)
55
(55.4)
48
(46.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(21.7)
16
(29.8)
17
(26.4)
12
(17.3)
8
(11.2)
6
(8.3)
9
(11.9)
13
(16.8)
17
(20.7)
12
(14.0)
9
(9.9)
9
(9.6)
8
(8.1)
10
(9.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)189.9178.1146.9121.2118.8128.0111.6108.3111.297.189.0110.0127.7116.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Meridian, ID

Crime rate in Meridian detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 135 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.01
Idaho average:

1.59
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Ancestries: English (27.1%), American (12.2%), German (9.6%), European (5.7%), Irish (4.5%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 2600 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 8,476 people per square mile   (high).

Meridian, Idaho map

5,093 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.4% Latin America).

This city:

5.3%
Idaho:

5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,677 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,767 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.61 N, Longitude: 116.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,908 (-1.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,800 (34.5%)

Area code: 208

Distribution of median household income in Meridian, ID in 2017
Distribution of house value in Meridian, ID in 2017
Meridian satellite photo by USGS

Meridian tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.7%
Idaho:

3.4%
Historical population in Meridian, ID
Historical housing units in Meridian, ID

Population change in the 1990s: +24,611 (+238.8%).
Most common industries in Meridian, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (11.9%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (15.8%)
  • Construction (14.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Meridian, ID (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.9%)

Average climate in Meridian, Idaho

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Meridian, Idaho environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 79.7. This is about average.

City:

79.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.248. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.45. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.294. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.294
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.81
U.S.:

8.46

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 Meridian 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 the city 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 the city 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 Meridian 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 (13).
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

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 (Full-time 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)

Biggest public high schools in Meridian:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,251, Location: 2000 S MILLENNIUM WAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • COMPASS PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 343, Location: 2511 W CHERRY LANE, Grades: PK-12, Charter school)
  • MERIDIAN MEDICAL ARTS CHARTER (Students: 194, Location: 1789 E HERITAGE PARK LN, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • MERIDIAN TECHNICAL CHARTER HIGH (Students: 192, Location: 3800 N LOCUST GROVE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • MERIDIAN ACADEMY (Students: 152, Location: 2311 E. LANARK ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • CENTRAL ACADEMY (ALT) (Students: 148, Location: 6075 N LOCUS GROVE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • IDAHO VIRTUAL ACADEMY ALT HS (Location: 1965 S EAGLE RD. SUITE 190, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • IDAHO COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS ACADEMY (Location: 1965 S. EAGLE ROAD SUITE 150, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1900 WEST PINE STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • ADA PROFESSIONAL-TECHNICAL CTR (Location: 1900 W PINE, Grades: 10-12)

Private high schools in Meridian:

  • COLE VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 740, Location: 200 E CARLTON AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE AMBROSE SCHOOL (Students: 441, Location: 6100 N LOCUST GROVE RD, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Meridian:

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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).

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Meridian:

Marital status in Meridian, ID
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Meridian:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Idaho average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Meridian
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Meridian, ID (based on Ada County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other67,288156
Evangelical Protestant52,126147
Catholic26,3029
Mainline Protestant22,44137
Orthodox4204
Black Protestant2522
None223,536-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Ada County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

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

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Ada County:

6.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.1%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ada County:

10.1%
Idaho:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.8%
Idaho:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Meridian:

45.3%
Idaho:

44.1%

Average BMI:
Meridian:

28.9
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.6%
Idaho:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
Idaho:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Meridian:

6.8
Idaho:

6.8

Overweight people:
Meridian:

34.7%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

56.6%
Idaho:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.3%
Idaho:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Meridian, ID Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 93$565,009$72,9040$0
Firefighters 65$429,772$79,3430$0
Sewerage 38$138,034$43,5900$0
Streets and Highways 37$169,261$54,8950$0
Other Government Administration 32$148,657$55,7468$7,226
Financial Administration 29$138,458$57,2931$441
Parks and Recreation 24$88,879$44,44023$9,605
Police - Other 24$78,840$39,4201$1,318
Water Supply 22$80,907$44,1310$0
Judicial and Legal 5$40,209$96,5020$0
Fire - Other 4$12,398$37,1940$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,725$46,3500$0
Totals for Government 375$1,898,149$60,74133$18,590

Meridian government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $7,587,000 ($75.93)
    Water Utilities: $4,970,000 ($49.74)
    Police Protection: $3,468,000 ($34.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,699,000 ($17.00)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $13,493,000 ($135.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,259,000 ($92.66)
    Sewerage: $6,437,000 ($64.42)
    Central Staff Services: $5,702,000 ($57.06)
    Water Utilities: $5,033,000 ($50.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,567,000 ($35.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,215,000 ($32.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,192,000 ($21.94)
    General - Other: $803,000 ($8.04)
    Financial Administration: $477,000 ($4.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,559,000 ($15.60)
    Water Utilities: $746,000 ($7.47)
    Central Staff Services: $725,000 ($7.26)
    Police Protection: $545,000 ($5.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $230,000 ($2.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $108,000 ($1.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $33,552,000 ($335.77)

Meridian government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,661,000 ($196.76)
    Other: $1,229,000 ($12.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $866,000 ($8.67)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $450,000 ($4.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $39,000 ($0.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $275,000 ($2.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $2,635,000 ($26.37)
    Interest Earnings: $667,000 ($6.67)
    General Revenue - Other: $552,000 ($5.52)
    Fines and Forfeits: $488,000 ($4.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $140,000 ($1.40)
    Sale of Property: $87,000 ($0.87)
    Rents: $36,000 ($0.36)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,239,000 ($112.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,502,000 ($55.06)
    Other: $1,209,000 ($12.10)
  • Tax - Property: $24,787,000 ($248.05)
    Other License: $4,631,000 ($46.34)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,455,000 ($14.56)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $69,000 ($0.69)

Meridian government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $81,588,000 ($816.48)

7.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Idaho average:

8.09%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($428 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.05%
Idaho average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Canyon County, ID  1.29% ($42,077 average AGI)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.17% ($42,526)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($91,251)


6.14% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Idaho average:

7.05%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($609 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.06%
Idaho average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Canyon County, ID  1.43% ($41,443 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.14% ($52,933)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.12% ($59,206)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Meridian fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 236ft / 72.2mTotal length
  • $6,101,000Total costs
  • 1,123,740Total average daily traffic
  • 78,567Total average daily truck traffic
  • 938,985Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Meridian, ID - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 101960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 132010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Meridian, ID
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Meridian)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Meridian, ID)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 42 (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: 659 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Meridian)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Meridian)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 117 (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 in Meridian, ID
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Meridian, ID - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 206. The highest number of fire incidents - 283 took place in 2007, and the least - 149 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Meridian, ID When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.9%), and Structure Fires (29.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Meridian, ID
    • 1,81551.9%Outside Fires
    • 1,04629.9%Structure Fires
    • 55315.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 822.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Meridian, ID

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Meridian, Idaho:

  • Best Western Rama Inn, 1019 S Progress Ave, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 887-7888, Fax: (208) 887-7600
  • Motel 6, 1047 S Progress Ave, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 888-1212, Fax: (208) 887-3737
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boise West-Meridian, 2610 E Freeway Dr, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 288-2060, Fax: (208) 887-3990
  • Candlewood Suites - Meridian Id, 1855 S Silverstone Way, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 888-5121, Fax: (208) 888-5132
  • Country Inn & Suites Meridian, 3355 E Pine Ave, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 639-3300, Fax: (208) 639-7999
  • Courtyard By Marriott - Meridian, 1789 S Eagle Rd, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 888-0800, Fax: (208) 888-0806
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Boise/Meridian, 875 S Allen St, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 887-3600, Fax: (208) 887-6640
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott, 1415 S Eagle Rd, Meridian, Idaho 83642 , Phone: (208) 884-8550, Fax: (208) 884-8565
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Meridian, Idaho
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Meridian, ID
  • 88.7%Utility gas
  • 9.8%Electricity
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Meridian, ID
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 20.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


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 significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly 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.

Meridian on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population increases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population increase from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest sunshine amount differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 100 fastest growing cities from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest minimum monthly morning or afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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  • Luan C. Tran (26)
  • John D. Porter (23)
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  • Haitao Liu (17)
  • Christopher S. Johnson (15)
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Total of 1069 patent applications in 2008-2020.