Meridian, ID

Meridian profile

Living in Meridian

Meridian is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 117,635 people and 32 constituent neighborhoods, Meridian is the second largest community in Idaho. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Meridian, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Meridian, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Meridian’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Meridian does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $76,403.00.

Meridian home prices are not only among the most expensive in Idaho, but Meridian real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Meridian is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Meridian is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meridian who work in office and administrative support (13.54%), sales jobs (12.86%), and management occupations (11.22%).

Also of interest is that Meridian has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Meridian telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Meridian is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Meridian a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Meridian has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Meridian’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Even though Meridian is not a small city, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.

The education level of Meridian ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Meridian, 41.15% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Meridian in 2018 was $36,614, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $146,456 for a family of four. However, Meridian contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Meridian is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Meridian home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meridian residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Meridian include English, German, Irish, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Meridian is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.