Meridian, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Meridian, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Meridian is the 2nd largest city in Idaho with a population of 99,726 as of July 1, 2018. Meridian ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Meridian is located at latitude 43.618 and longitude -116.398 in Ada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meridian (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Ada County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,605 feet.

The City of Meridian (GNIS ID: 2411083) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Meridian is located within Boise City Division of Ada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Meridian population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Meridian, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 99,726
Population in Households 99,411
Population in Familes 87,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 315
Population Density2 3,652
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $68,776
Average Household Income $88,329
Per Capita Income $29,805


Total Housing Units 34,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,906 (75.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,199 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,136 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $236,761
Average Home Value $269,227


Total Households 33,105
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 25,602
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 3.47% 2.31%
Households 3.28% 2.24%
Families 3.06% 2.08%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Meridian, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Meridian to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 100 56th
Median Household Income # 9 96th
Per Capita Income # 34 85th

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