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Meridian's Livability

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    Affordability
  • B-
    Housing
  • A-
    Job Market
  • C-
    Diversity
  • B+
    Crime
  • B+
    Commute
  • B+
    Education
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About Meridian, ID

Meridian, ID is located in Ada County in the state of Idaho.

The total City Population for Meridian is about 115,227 with about 1,169 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $349,584, which is roughly 51% higher than the Average Home Value of $171,026 for the state of Idaho, and roughly 46% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $85,201, which is roughly 45% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $47,141 for the state of Idaho, and roughly 32% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Meridian Population 115,227
Average Home Value $349,584
Median Household Income $85,201
Median Age 36.6
Unemployment Rate 2.9%
Politics 50.39% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.47
Male Population Estimate: 48.9%
Female Population Estimate: 51.1%
Median Age: 36.6
Male Median Age: 27.1
Female Median Age: 28.2

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:87.2%
Hispanic:8.6%
Asian:2.3%
Other:2.2%
Black:1.3%
Indian:0.4%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Ada County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Mike Crapo
U.S. Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
Jim Risch
U.S. Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
Brad Little
State governor
Brad Little
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 50.39%
Democratic: 46.47%
Libertarian: 2.05%
Other: 1.1%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Meridian specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Ada County: About 1.34214 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Ada County: About 230.633 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Ada County is about 66% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 20% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Meridian is about 2.9%.

Idaho is ranked #41 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 24.75 out of 100.

41st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 13.95

The average living wage for the state of Idaho is $31.29/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Idaho a minimum wage score of 6.86 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.35/hr, which gives Idaho a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 30.66 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Idaho is $145.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 5.2 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Idaho does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Idaho does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Idaho does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Idaho does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Idaho does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Idaho does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Idaho does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Idaho does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Idaho does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Idaho does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Idaho does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Idaho does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Idaho does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Idaho does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Idaho does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Idaho does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Idaho does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Idaho does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Idaho does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Idaho does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 83642, 83646, 83680 (3 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 43.611600
Longitude: -116.397700
TimeZone: Mountain (GMT -07:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 2619.3 ft.
Area Code(s): 208, 986