A town in Idaho, Meridian has just under 92,000 residents. Families with children are commonplace, as kids aged 5-14 account for an above-average percentage of the community. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 36, skew younger than most cities in Idaho. Most Meridian residents own their homes, and 23% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,050/month, exceeding the state average by $198 a month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Meridian residents have an average commute of about 24 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical means of commuting to work, selected by 42% of residents, while public transportation is not used much. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Compared to the state average, Meridian has a relatively large number of residents older than 25 who have earned a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree (21%). Many Meridian residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 15% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $77,000, Meridian workers take home more than the average Idaho resident. Meridian's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
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