2019 Idaho Real Estate Blog

Meridian Idaho Facts and Stats Main Idaho Real Estate Insights

Meridian, the population center of the Treasure Valley, is just minutes away from anywhere in the Boise metropolitan area, including airports, regional medical centers, cultural events, and government services. Interstate 84 links Meridian with Boise to the east and Nampa to the west.

Latitude 43.61 N
Longitude 116.40 W

Land Area
26.7 square miles

Elevation
2,600 feet

Climate
High Avg. Daily Max Temp: 90.6F
Low Avg. Daily Min Temp: 22.6F
Average Annual Precipitation: 11.7”
Average Annual Snowfall: 21.6”

History
Established in 1893, Meridian was incorporated as a village in 1903 with a population of approximately 200.

Population:
75,290 (2009 COMPASS estimate)


Largest Employers
Joint School District No. 2
Citi
T-Mobile
St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center
Blue Cross of Idaho
Wal-Mart
Western Electronics
Crucial Technology
Idaho Dept. of Law Enforcement
R.C. Willey Home Furnishings
Food Services of America

Average Commute Time
20.6 minutes

Median Household Income
$63,948

Cost of Living
95% of national average

Median Home Cost
$181,670

Libraries

Meridian Library — Main
Meridian Library—Silverstone
Bookmobile

Education
Meridian Joint School District No. 2

28 Elementary schools
8 Middle schools
7 High schools

Area Colleges and Universities
Idaho State University – Meridian
University of Phoenix
George Fox University
Boise State University
College of Western Idaho
College of Idaho
Northwest Nazarene University
Stevens-Henager College
Guardian College
Apollo College
Brown Mackie College
Treasure Valley Community College
Guardian College

High School Graduation Rate
86%, above national average by 17%

Parks and Pathways

Developed Parks
18 developed parks
186.66 acres
 
Undeveloped Parks

5 undeveloped parks
179.24 acres
 
Pathways
4 pathways
10.97 acres
 
Infrastructure
447 miles of water line
379 miles of sewer line
20 pressure-regulating valve
stations
1 booster station
18 active wells
14 lift stations
3,500 active fire hydrants
9,000 manholes

476 total permits issued in 2009
through the City Clerk’s Office: 
 
Temporary Use (40)
Liquor Catering (40)
Beer/Wine/Liquor Sales (114)
Fireworks (18)
Private Security (19)
Mobile Sales Units (120)
Massage Therapy (39)
Citizen’s Use (19)
Pawnbrokers (2)
Other (65)
 
Public Safety
 
Police
76 sworn police officers
28 non-sworn police staff
 
 
Watch Them Grow!
 
5 K-9 police dogs certified in drug detection and apprehension skills
 
35 new commercial project permits
 
89 sign permits
 
158 tenant improvement permits 
 
126 construction plans reviewed and 129 site inspections made by Wastewater staff
 
300 teams & 3,939 participants in Parks & Rec sports programs
 
549 development applications processed
 
626 new residential permits
 
600 fire hydrants painted
 
1,927 drinking water samples analyzed to ensure safety
 
6,950 lbs of recyclable metal collected by volunteers during the Old Town Cleanup
 
16,832 volunteer hours were donated by citizens assisting with City programs and projects 
 
26,450 utility accounts handled by City’s Utility Billing staff
 
40,304 people attended events in City park picnic shelters
 
1,770,410,000 gallons of water traveled through Meridian’s Wastewater Treatment Plant
 
3,000,000,000 gallons of drinking water pumped to citizens

 

 
Posted by tlangford at 5/30/2014 5:16:00 PM
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