Caldwell, ID
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Living in Caldwell


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. Caldwell has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Caldwell, where the median household income is $42,855.00.

Unlike some cities, Caldwell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Caldwell are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

The percentage of adults in Caldwell with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.39% of adults in Caldwell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

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.