Caldwell, ID

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Living in Caldwell

Caldwell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 59,996 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Caldwell is the fifth largest community in Idaho. Much of the housing stock in Caldwell was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Caldwell economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Caldwell, where the median household income is $55,069.00.

When you are in Caldwell, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.74% of Caldwell’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Caldwell is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Caldwell who work in office and administrative support (13.12%), sales jobs (8.58%), and management occupations (5.28%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.34% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Caldwell rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.45% of adults 25 and older in Caldwell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Caldwell in 2018 was $20,302, which is lower middle income relative to Idaho, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,208 for a family of four. However, Caldwell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Caldwell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Caldwell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Caldwell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Caldwell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Caldwell include German, English, Irish, French, and Scottish.

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