Caldwell, ID
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Caldwell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 53,149 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Caldwell is the sixth largest community in Idaho. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Caldwell, 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 Caldwell, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Caldwell’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Caldwell does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $42,855.00.

Caldwell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Caldwell is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Caldwell who work in office and administrative support (15.13%), sales jobs (7.96%), and personal care services (5.83%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Caldwell is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Caldwell area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Caldwell rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.39% 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 2010 was $16,280, 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 $65,120 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 36.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Caldwell include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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