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Meridian, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Meridian is the 2nd largest city in Idaho with a population of 109,300 as of July 1, 2019. 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 43.6121 and longitude -116.3915 in Ada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Meridian 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.


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Meridian, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Meridian, ID Housing Affordability Index is 134
State of Idaho Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Meridian, ID Wealth Index is 101
State of Idaho Wealth Index is 76
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 109,300 (100%)
Population in Households 108,960 (99.7%)
Population in Families 95,361 (87.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 340 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 3,254
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $70,333
Average Household Income $91,453
Per Capita Income $30,774
Wealth Index4 101

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 38,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,905 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,543 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,864 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $269,171
Housing Affordability Index3 134
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 36,448
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 28,186
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 3.77% 2.6%
Households 3.65% 2.55%
Families 3.46% 2.4%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 2019 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 # 6 98th
Diversity Index # 101 56th
Median Household Income # 13 95th
Per Capita Income # 32 86th

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