Meridian, ID Population

By | June 11, 2019

Population: 34,919. Estimated population in July 2020: 52,240 (+49.6% change)
Males: 17,138 (49.1%), Females: 17,781 (50.9%)

The city of Meridian is located in Ada County, Idaho. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Idaho, including top 10 cities by population and area of Idaho.

Zip codes: 83642.

Median resident age: 30.1 years
Median household income: $53,276
Median house value: $121,200

Races in Meridian:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (21.2%), English (15.5%), Irish (11.4%), United States (9.2%), Norwegian (5.1%), Italian (4.0%).

Elevation: 2600 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles

Map of Meridian, ID

Population

For population 25 years and over in Meridian

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Meridian city

  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.2%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

3.2% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.1% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +24,611 (+238.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Meridian:

  • INTERMOUNTAIN HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; BOISE, ID)
  • ST ALPHONSUS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 8 miles; BOISE, ID)
  • SUNHEALTH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM (about 8 miles; BOISE, ID)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Meridian:

  • BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD (about 14 miles; BOISE, ID; Abbreviation: BOI)
  • FRIEDMAN MEMORIAL (about 147 miles; HAILEY, ID; Abbreviation: SUN)
  • JOSLIN FIELD – MAGIC VALLEY RGNL (about 155 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Abbreviation: TWF)

Other public-use airports nearest to Meridian:

  • NAMPA MUNI (about 9 miles; NAMPA, ID; Abbreviation: S67)
  • CALDWELL INDUSTRIAL (about 17 miles; CALDWELL, ID; Abbreviation: EUL)
  • EMMETT MUNI (about 18 miles; EMMETT, ID; Abbreviation: S78)

Amtrak stations near Meridian:

  • 12 miles: NAMPA (1424 2ND ST. S.) – Bus Station. Services: public payphones, free short-term parking.
  • 14 miles: BOISE (1212 W. BANNOCK ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Meridian:

  • DEE DEES MERIDIAN SCHOOL OF BEAUTY (Location: 834 E 2ND ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Meridian:

  • BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; BOISE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 12,033)
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN IDAHO (about 153 miles; TWIN FALLS, ID; Full-time enrollment: 3,433)
  • EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 166 miles; LA GRANDE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,192)
  • LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE (about 195 miles; LEWISTON, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,213)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 216 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 223 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 238 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)

Schools

Public high schools in Meridian:

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,803; Location: 2000 S. MILLENIUM WAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,522; Location: 1900 WEST PINE AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERIDIAN CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 3800 NORTH LOCUST GROVE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERIDIAN ACADEMY (Students: 147; Location: 2311 EAST LANARK STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MERIDIAN MEDICAL ARTS CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 3750 N. LOCUST GROVE ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ADA PROFESSIONAL-TECHNICAL CENTER (Location: 357 E WATERTOWER LN STE D; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,490; Location: 1507 WEST 8TH STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LEWIS & CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,061; Location: 4141 EAST PINE STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PONDEROSA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 765; Location: 2950 NORTH NAOMI; Grades: PK – 05)
  • PEREGRINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 757; Location: 1860 WALTMAN STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 598; Location: 1155 NORTH DEER CREEK LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHIEF JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 1100 EAST CHATEAU DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RIVER VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 559; Location: 2900 EAST RIVER VALLEY STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MARY MC PHERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 557; Location: 1050 EAST AMITY ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LINDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 548; Location: 1825 CHATEAU DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LOCUST GROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 492; Location: 3960 E. LEIGHFIELD DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)

Private primary/middle schools in Meridian:

  • NEW HORIZONS – MERIDIAN (Students: 68; Location: 1830 NORTH MERIDIAN ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CLOVERDALE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 4765 GOLDENROD; Grades: PK – 1)

Libraries

Library in Meridian:

  • MERIDIAN DISTRICT (Operating income: $1,164,798; Location: 1326 W CHERRY LN; 78,734 books; 2,113 audio materials; 4,078 video materials; 1,360 serial subscriptions)