Meridian, Idaho Population 2021

129,555
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Meridian is a city located in Ada County Idaho. With a 2020 population of 129,555, it is the 2nd largest city in Idaho (after Boise) and the 215th largest city in the United States . Meridian is currently growing at a rate of 6.32% annually and its population has increased by 72.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,092 in 2010. Meridian reached it's highest population of 129,555 in 2021. Spanning over 34 miles, Meridian has a population density of 3,814 people per square mile.

The average household income in Meridian is $89,857 with a poverty rate of 8.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,111 per month, and the median house value is $274,900. The median age in Meridian is 36.2 years, 33.8 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Meridian Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Meridian was:

  • White: 90.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Asian: 3.21%
  • Black or African American: 1.03%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Meridian, Idaho is 129,555 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 106,464.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,092.

Meridian, Idaho Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White92,67690.94%
Two or More Races3,4003.34%
Asian3,2733.21%
Black or African American1,0521.03%
Some Other Race1,0281.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native3580.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1180.12%
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Meridian Population by Race

Meridian Population Pyramid $2021

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Meridian Median Age

36.2


Total

33.8


Male

38


Female

Meridian Adults

There are 73,354 adults, (13,051 of whom are seniors) in Meridian.

Meridian Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Meridian Sex Ratio

Female

51,418

50.46%

Male

50,487

49.54%

Meridian Population by Age

Meridian Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meridian Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All76.2%23.8%
Male64.5%35.5%
Female64.2%35.8%
Non Family63.4%36.6%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meridian Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All36,6162.7876.2
Married20,7273.4585.8
Non Family11,0591.2163.4
Female3,1923.2264.2
Male1,6383.8664.5

3.38

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Meridian Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6360.97%
9th to 12th Grade2,1193.22%
High School Graduate14,41921.89%
Some College16,74325.42%
Associates Degree7,42611.27%
Bachelors Degree16,67725.32%
Graduate Degree7,85211.92%
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Meridian Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Meridian Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White57,99056,18421,729
Hispanic3,8703,2951,013
Asian2,2651,9451,115
2+ Races1,5861,586609
Other Race721572104
Black283273131
Native American21016628
Islander4444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.23%.

Meridian Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,105$53,478$35,367
Less Than 9th Grade$24,211$32,094$16,656
High School Graduate$33,852$40,220$31,450
Some College$40,136$48,469$30,289
Bachelors Degree$49,794$64,358$41,080
Graduate Degree$74,253$93,018$64,980

$43,105

Average Earnings

$53,478

Average Male

$35,367

Average Female

Meridian Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meridian Language by Age

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Meridian Language

92.35% of Meridian residents speak only English, while 7.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.24% of the population.

Meridian Language

Meridian Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White87,3327,5448.64%
Asian3,22473322.74%
Hispanic6,9972343.34%
Black1,04818918.03%
Islander118118100.00%
Other1,028323.11%
Native35820.56%

8.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.36%

Male Poverty Rate

8.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meridian

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meridian is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meridian is Native, with 0.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.52%.

Meridian Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.26%
High School11.10%
Some College7.89%
Bachelors or Greater2.50%

Meridian Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed17.60%
Female Unemployed7.75%
Female Employed5.69%
Male Employed4.54%

Meridian Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meridian Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,389$89,857
Families$85,600$106,909
Married Families$91,999-
Non Families$37,753$48,052
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Income by Household Type

Meridian Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Meridian Married by Age and Sex

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Meridian Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Meridian Marital Status by Race

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Meridian Marital Status

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5,709

Number of Veterans

5,021

Male Veterans

688

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,799
First Gulf War1,615
Second Gulf War1,308
Korea448
World War II134

Meridian Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,786
55 to 641,235
65 to 741,154
75+1,114
18 to 34420

Meridian Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,2587.84%
Hispanic3147.13%
2+ Races18310.28%
Asian1275.39%
Other Race10612.60%
Native American3510.57%

Meridian Veterans by Race

Meridian Veterans by Education

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6.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meridian Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Meridian Employment by Age

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Meridian Employment by Race

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Meridian Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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45.26%

Born in Meridian

94.15%

Native Born

5.85%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

3.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.15% of Meridian residents were born in the United States, with 45.26% having been born in Idaho. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Meridian Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021129,5557,6976.32%
2020121,8587,6976.74%
2019114,1617,6977.23%
2018106,4645,9255.89%
2017100,5394,3124.48%
201696,2274,0834.43%
201592,1442,9703.33%
201489,1744,0884.80%
201385,0862,9613.61%
201282,1252,4023.01%
201179,7232,2952.96%
201077,42842,5098.29%
200034,91925,32313.79%
19909,5962,9383.72%
19806,6584,0429.79%
19702,6165162.22%
19602,1006001.70%
19401,5000.00%

Meridian Population by Year