Meridian, Idaho Population 2020

115,550

Meridian is a city located in Idaho. With a 2020 population of 115,550, it is the 2nd largest city in Idaho (after Boise) and the 254th largest city in the United States. Meridian is currently growing at a rate of 3.93% annually and its population has increased by 53.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 75,092 in 2010. Spanning over 34 miles, Meridian has a population density of 3,402 people per square mile.

The average household income in Meridian is $87,653 with a poverty rate of 8.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,045 per month, and the median house value is $242,000. The median age in Meridian is 36 years, 34.5 years for males, and 37.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.9 males.

Meridian Demographics

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

  • White: 92.02%
  • Asian: 3.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Other race: 1.24%
  • Black or African American: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
The current population of Meridian, Idaho is 115,550, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 106,804.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 75,092.

Meridian, Idaho Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White89,26292.02%
Asian2,9973.09%
Two or More Races2,4042.48%
Some Other Race1,2051.24%
Black or African American6860.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native3030.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1510.16%

Meridian Population Pyramid 2020

Meridian Median Age

36


Total

34.5


Male

37.3


Female

Meridian Adults

There are 69,394 adults, (11,786 of whom are seniors) in Meridian.

Meridian Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Meridian Sex Ratio

Female

49,268

50.79%

Male

47,740

49.21%

Meridian Households and Families

Meridian Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Meridian Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All76.7%23.3%
Male69.1%30.9%
Non Family64.4%35.6%
Female56%44%

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All34,7832.7876.7
Married19,7823.4386.8
Non Family10,5321.264.4
Female2,6463.3756
Male1,8234.0269.1

3.39

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Meridian Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6371.02%
9th to 12th Grade2,1633.45%
High School Graduate15,58024.83%
Some College15,99425.49%
Associates Degree6,30710.05%
Bachelors Degree15,56224.80%
Graduate Degree6,50910.37%

Meridian Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,90854,05119,872
Hispanic3,6212,921877
Asian1,8821,690886
Multiple Races1,0161,016255
Other Race86861795
Black309307160
Native American14192
Islander707021

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 black people with a rate of 51.78%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,797$53,025$33,010
Less Than High School$25,648$34,636$
High School Grad$31,804$39,849$26,180
Some College$38,693$49,646$29,610
Bachelors Degree$52,190$66,648$41,323
Graduate Degree$80,750$100,267$57,963

$41,797

Average Earnings

$53,025

Average Male

$33,010

Average Female

Meridian Language

Meridian Language by Age

Meridian Language

92.29% of Meridian residents speak only English, while 7.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.31% of the population.

Meridian Poverty

Meridian Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White83,7196,5927.87%
Hispanic7,27586511.89%
Asian2,99783327.79%
Other1,20514411.95%
Islander15113086.09%
Black68412618.42%
Native30131.00%

8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.94%

Male Poverty Rate

9.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Meridian

The race most likely to be in poverty in Meridian is Islander, with 86.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Meridian is Native, with 1.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.33%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.29%
High School11.45%
Some College6.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed13.99%
Female Employed5.99%
Male Employed4.54%
Female Unemployed3.28%

Meridian Income

Meridian Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,131$87,653
Families$81,203$104,712
Married Families$86,933-
Non Families$35,647$45,706

Meridian Marital Status

Meridian Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.0%

Male Marriage Rate

56.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Meridian Married by Age and Sex

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

Meridian Veterans

5,879

Number of Veterans

5,108

Male Veterans

771

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,981
First Gulf War1,835
Second Gulf War1,353
Korea327
World War II100
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,4588.46%
Hispanic2756.40%
2 or More17417.13%
Other12312.63%
Asian1185.74%
Indian62.25%

$Meridian Veterans by Education

4.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Meridian Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Meridian Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.43%

Born in Idaho

93.83%

Native Born

6.17%

Foreign Born

2.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.83% of Meridian residents were born in the United States, with 47.43% having been born in Idaho. 2.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020115,5504,3733.93%
2019111,1774,3734.09%
2018106,8046,1516.11%
2017100,6534,3734.54%
201696,2804,1334.49%
201592,1472,9963.36%
201489,1514,0914.81%
201385,0602,9663.61%
201282,0942,4073.02%
201179,6872,2852.95%
201077,40242,4838.29%
200034,91925,32313.79%
19909,5962,9383.72%
19806,6584,0429.79%
19702,6165162.22%
19602,1006001.70%
19401,5000.00%