Meridian, Idaho Population 2022

126,143
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Meridian is a city located in Ada County Idaho. Meridian has a 2020 population of 126,143. Meridian is currently growing at a rate of 3.49% annually and its population has increased by 7.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 117,635 in 2010.

The average household income in Meridian is $89,857 with a poverty rate of 6.51%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,200 per month, and the median house value is $304,500. 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 Meridianwas:

  • White: 89.52%
  • Two or more races: 5.52%
  • Asian: 2.45%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Black or African American: 0.99%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Meridian, Idaho is 126,143 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 117,635.

Meridian, Idaho Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White96,49289.52%
Black or African American1,0700.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native3830.36%
Asian2,6412.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1290.12%
Some Other Race1,1251.04%
Two or More Races5,9475.52%
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Meridian Population by Race

Meridian Population Pyramid 2022

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Meridian Median Age

35.9


Total

34.3


Male

37.2


Female

Meridian Adults

There are 77,369 adults, (13,412 of whom are seniors) in Meridian.

Meridian Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Meridian Sex Ratio

Female

54,179

50.26%

Male

53,608

49.74%

Meridian Population by Age

Meridian Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Meridian Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All76.8%23.2%
Non Family64.6%35.4%
Female63.9%36.1%
Male50.4%49.6%

76.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Meridian Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,0492.8276.8
Married22,6743.3986.4
Male1,9903.5850.4
Female3,5483.1263.9
Non Family9,8371.2664.6

3.3

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

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Meridian Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4550.66%
9th to 12th Grade2,0212.95%
High School Graduate12,98918.93%
Some College17,14424.99%
Associates Degree7,76811.32%
Bachelors Degree18,80727.41%
Graduate Degree9,42613.74%
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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
Asian1,8341,6441,000
White60,24458,45324,772
Hispanic4,2433,9811,710
2+ Races2,3932,321930
Native American29615066
Black36335263
Other Race82372474

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.53%.

Meridian Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,504$54,636$34,721
Less Than 9th Grade$32,825$46,605$17,477
High School Graduate$34,002$40,666$31,143
Some College$39,863$48,428$30,945
Bachelors Degree$46,231$65,625$40,801
Graduate Degree$75,477$93,457$56,358

$43,504

Average Earnings

$54,636

Average Male

$34,721

Average Female

Meridian Earnings by Educational Attainment

Meridian Language by Age

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Meridian Language

93.66% of Meridian residents speak only English, while 6.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.40% of the population.

Meridian Language

Meridian Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander129129100.00%
Asian2,56143216.87%
White91,2276,0776.66%
Hispanic8,4491982.34%
Multiple5,9461111.87%
Native38361.57%
Black1,067111.03%
Other116NaN%

6.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.95%

Male Poverty Rate

7.05%

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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.72%.

Meridian Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.37%
High School6.83%
Some College7.30%
Bachelors or Greater2.02%

Meridian Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.49%
Male Unemployed22.71%
Female Employed3.81%
Female Unemployed20.83%

Meridian Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Meridian Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$76,403$98,497
Families$88,961$113,339
Married Families$98,506-
Non Families$43,555$52,710
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Income by Household Type

Meridian Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

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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6,283

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,679
First Gulf War2,165
Vietnam1,746
Korea411
World War II158

Meridian Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34497
35 to 542,135
55 to 641,079
65 to 741,318
75+1,254

Meridian Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,6278.02%
Native American4511.75%
Asian1799.96%
Other Race12414.64%
2+ Races30810.28%
Hispanic4398.57%

Meridian Veterans by Race

Meridian Veterans by Education

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6.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meridian Veterans by Education

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71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

3%

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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44.84%

Born in Meridian

95.46%

Native Born

4.54%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

3.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.46% of Meridian residents were born in the United States, with 44.84% having been born in Idaho. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Meridian Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19401,5000.00%
19602,1006001.70%
19702,6165162.22%
19806,6584,0429.79%
19909,5962,9383.72%
200034,91925,32313.79%
201075,09240,1737.96%
201179,3464,2545.67%
201283,6004,2545.36%
201387,8544,2545.09%
201492,1084,2544.84%
201596,3624,2544.62%
2016100,6164,2544.41%
2017104,8704,2544.23%
2018109,1244,2544.06%
2019113,3784,2543.90%
2020117,6354,2573.75%
2021121,8894,2543.62%
2022126,1434,2543.49%

Meridian Population by Year