Meridian, ID
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Meridian is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 99,926 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Meridian is the third largest community in Idaho. Much of the housing stock in Meridian was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Meridian economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Meridian, where the median household income is $64,375.00.

Meridian real estate is some of the most expensive in Idaho, although Meridian house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Meridian is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Meridian is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Meridian who work in office and administrative support (16.13%), sales jobs (11.60%), and management occupations (9.66%).

Also of interest is that Meridian has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Meridian is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Meridian a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Meridian has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Meridian’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In terms of college education, Meridian is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.72% of adults in Meridian have a college degree.

The per capita income in Meridian in 2010 was $29,857, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,428 for a family of four. However, Meridian contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Meridian home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Meridian residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Meridian include English, German, Irish, Norwegian, and European.

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