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Overview

Introduction to Meridian, Idaho

Meridian, Idaho, in Ada county, is located 9 miles W of Boise, Idaho (center to center) and 336 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boise City metropolitan area.

Meridian History

The early settlers of Meridian lived along the Five Mile Creek. The first school of the area was established in 1885. A mail drop was soon established along the railroad line and was named as Hunter. The city adopted its present name in 1893, after the Meridian Lodge of the Odd Fellows. It was incorporated in 1903. The early economy of the city was largely depended on its fruit orchards. In 1908, Meridian was connected by the Interurban electric railway.

Meridian and nearby Attractions

  • Roaring Springs Water Park
  • Adventure Island Playground
  • World Center Birds of Prey
  • Warhawk Air Museum
  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Idaho Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Meridian

While staying in Meridian tourists can visit the Roaring Springs Water Park, which includes Thunder Falls, Kiddie Slide, and an icy landslide. The water park also offers the White Water Bay Wave Pool, Endless River, and the Leisure Lagoon. You can also let your kids enjoy at the Adventure Island Playground. The Boondocks Fun Center is also worth taking a look around. The city also offers easy access to Boise City Zoo, World Center Birds of Prey, Warhawk Air Museum, and Eagle Island State Park.

Meridian Transportation

The nearest airport is Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.

Meridian Higher Education

Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, Walla Walla Community College, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population88,247
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+40,438
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married59.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.4%
Median Earnings25+$38,317
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,868
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,804

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,109
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home7.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,020
Median House Value$199,100

Ancestry

English19.6%
German16.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.7%
Irish8%
Norwegian3.9%
Italian3.6%
Swedish2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.9%
Danishn1.7%
Basque1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Ukrainian0.9%
African0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Czech0.4%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Meridian Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ada County
Standard Zip Codes83642, 83646
P.O. Box Zip Codes83680
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.59
Approximate Longitude-116.42

Meridian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBOISE AIR TERMINAL
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp60 to 89 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip12.1 inches
StationBOISE 7 N
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 36 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip19.2 inches
StationCALDWELL
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp58 to 93 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eagle22,711$95,041
Garden City11,423$55,676
Kuna17,015$63,737
Nampa87,896$48,103
Star7,255$67,008

Meridian Public Libraries

Meridian District
1326 W CHERRY LN
Meridian, Idaho
(208) 888-4451

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Meridian Hospitals

St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center
520 S. Eagle Road
(208) 706-5000
Vibra Hospital Of Boise
2131 South Bonito Way
(208) 489-9500

Meridian Public Schools

Ada Professional-technical Ctr
1900 W Pine
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4198
High
Chaparral Elementary
1155 N Deer Creek Lane
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-4180
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Compass Public Charter School
2511 W Cherry Lane
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-2802
Other
Total Enrollment 654
Crossroads Middle School
650 N Nola
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4275
Middle
Total Enrollment 151
Discovery Elementary School
2100 E Leigh Field Drive
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4090
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Hunter Elementary School
2051 West Mcmillan Road
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4285
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Idaho College & Career Readiness Academy
1965 S. Eagle Road Suite 150, Suite 150
ZIP: 83642
(877) 654-4845
High
Total Enrollment 77
Idaho Virtual Academy
1965 S Eagle Road Suit190, Suite 190
ZIP: 83642
(208) 322-3559
Other
Total Enrollment 2036
Idaho Virtual Academy Alt Hs
1965 S Eagle Rd. Suite 190, Suite 190
ZIP: 83642
(208) 322-3559
High
Total Enrollment 244
Lewis & Clark Middle School
4141 East Pine Street
ZIP: 83642
(208) 377-1353
Middle
Total Enrollment 1018
Mary Mc Pherson Elementary
1050 East Amity Road
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Meridian Academy
2311 E. Lanark St
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4315
High
Total Enrollment 179
Meridian Elementary School
1035 Nw 1st St
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4335
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Meridian High School
1900 West Pine Street
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-4160
High
Total Enrollment 1510
Meridian Middle School
1507 West 8th Street
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4225
Middle
Total Enrollment 1006
Mountain View High School
2000 S Millennium Way
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4050
High
Total Enrollment 2293
Peregrine Elementary School
1860 Waltman Street
ZIP: 83642
(208) 888-1384
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Ponderosa Elementary School
2950 N Naomi
ZIP: 83642
(208) 855-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Rebound School Of Opportunity Alt
1450 E Watertower St S110
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-5233
High
Total Enrollment 62
Renaissance High School
1307 E Central Dr
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-4380
High
Total Enrollment 739
Rocky Mountain High School
5450 N Linder Rd
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-4340
High
Total Enrollment 2160
Siena Elementary
2870 East Rome Dr
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-4370
Primary
Total Enrollment 810
Silver Trail Elementary School
2950 W Mason Creek Rd.
ZIP: 83642
(208) 472-9731
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Virtual School House
1303 East Central Drive
ZIP: 83642
(208) 350-5079
Primary
Total Enrollment 2
Barbara Morgan Stem Academy
1825 Chateau Drive
ZIP: 83646
(208) 855-4430
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Central Academy (alt)
6075 N Locus Grove Rd
ZIP: 83646
(208) 855-4325
High
Total Enrollment 171
Chief Joseph School Of The Arts
1100 East Chateau
ZIP: 83646
(208) 350-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Heritage Middle School
4990 N Meridian Rd
ZIP: 83646
(208) 350-4130
Middle
Total Enrollment 1155
Meridian Medical Arts Charter
1789 E Heritage Park Ln
ZIP: 83646
(208) 855-4075
High
Total Enrollment 183
Meridian Technical Charter High
3800 N Locust Grove
ZIP: 83646
(208) 288-2928
High
Total Enrollment 192
Paramount Elementary School
550 W Producer Dr
ZIP: 83646
(208) 350-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Pathways Middle School
1855 E Leigh Field Dr
ZIP: 83646
(208) 350-4040
Middle
Total Enrollment 132
Prospect Elementary School
4300 N Red Horse Way
ZIP: 83646
(208) 350-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
River Valley Elementary School
2900 East River Valley St
ZIP: 83646
(208) 884-1741
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Sawtooth Middle School
3730 N Linder Road
ZIP: 83646
(208) 855-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 992
Willow Creek Elementary School
6195 N. Long Lake Way
ZIP: 83646
(208) 350-4410
Primary
Total Enrollment 287

Meridian Private Schools

Cole Valley Christian Schools
200 E Carlton Ave
ZIP: 83642
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 703
King's Kids Preschool & Kindergarten
50 W Spicewood Dr
ZIP: 83646
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
The Ambrose School
6100 N Locust Grove Rd
ZIP: 83646
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 441
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