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Meridian INFORMATION

Population: 64,907

Male 49% Female 50%
Married 68%
Single 31%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.

9/10

Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.

8/10

Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Meridian has a low population density. Meridian is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,506 Meridian
27,441 New York

City Info

Meridian, ID is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Meridian has a population density of 5,506, with 64,907 current residents.

Out of the 64,907 current residents, 49% are male and 50% are female. 68% of the residents are married and 31% are single.

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Residence

Air quality

Average air quality

Weather

  • 57% Sun
  • 9% Rain
  • 11% Snow

Condition

54°F average temperature

  • 9 years Median home age
  • $177,410 Median home price
  • -16.07% Home appreciation rate
  • 9.8% Annual property tax
  • 80.2%
    Homes owned
  • 14%
    Homes rented
  • 5.8%
    Homes vacant

Residence

As for living in Meridian, the air quality is 65% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 9% rainy, and 11% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Meridian, you should know that 80.2% of homes are owned while 14% of homes are rented, and 5.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $177,410, the median age of homes is 9 years, the annual home appreciation is -16.07% and the annual property tax is 9.80%.

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Community

Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

    4
  • Average age

    31
  • Political majority

    Republican Republican

Community

When looking at the community of Meridian, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Meridian’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Meridian is 31 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 45.49% Democratic, 51.63% Republican, and 2.88% Independent.

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Locale

Unemployment

10%

Education

Student teacher ratio 1:23

Occupation

  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
    16%
  • Sales & Office Occupations
    29.9%
  • Service Occupations
    12.9%
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
    9.3%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
    9.8%
  • 92%
    High school diploma
  • 8%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 21%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree

Locale

When looking at Meridian, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.80% of residents are unemployed in Meridian (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Meridian residents: 16% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.84% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.9% are in the customer service field, 29.9% are in the sales field, 0.28% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 9.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:23. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 92.14%, 8.14% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.42% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.04% have a master’s degree.

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Transit

Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
    transportation
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home

Transit

If you plan on commuting to work in Meridian, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26.5 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Meridian have a few different options. 85% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 4% of residents work from home.

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