Census 2010: Idaho › Meridian

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Square miles: 26.8 Population per sq. mile: 2,802.8

  • 2010 population: 75,092
  • 2000 population: 34,919
  • Total change: 40,173 (115.0%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 23.2%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 32.5 years old

Meridian population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native3750.5%1660.5%125.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1060.1%420.1%152.4%
Other race1,4491.9%4381.3%230.8%
Two or more races2,1732.9%7422.1%192.9%
*Hispanic origin5,1116.8%1,2913.7%295.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 25,092 (33.4%)

Diversity Index: 33.5%

Ages 18+

Population: 50,000 (66.6%)

Diversity Index: 22.0%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native1180.5%2570.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander320.1%740.1%
Other race5512.2%8981.8%
Two or more races1,3535.4%8201.6%
*Hispanic origin2,3129.2%2,7995.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population36,796 (49.0%)
Median age31.8
Population38,296 (51.0%)
Median age33
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1014,70819.6%7,52520.5%7,18318.8%
10 to 19 years11,95815.9%6,16416.8%5,79415.1%
20 to 29 years8,05810.7%3,76910.2%4,28911.2%
30 to 39 years12,36316.5%5,96316.2%6,40016.7%
40 to 49 years10,77114.3%5,38814.6%5,38314.1%
50 to 59 years7,4669.9%3,6129.8%3,85410.1%
60 to 69 years5,2877.0%2,4906.8%2,7977.3%
70 to 79 years2,7123.6%1,2133.3%1,4993.9%
80 and older1,7692.4%6721.8%1,0972.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.3
Households 19,916 (78.7%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 3.0
Households 5,386 (21.3%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 7,314 28.9% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 8,859 35.0% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 340 1.3% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 777 3.1% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 865 3.4% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 1,761 7.0% ...
Single male living alone 1,615 6.4% n/a
Single female living alone 2,580 10.2% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 1,191 4.7% n/a
Total 25,302 100% n/a
Family households 19,916 78.7% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 11,397 45.0% ...
Non-family households 5,386 21.3% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 4,668 18.4% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size3.0
Avg. household size3.0
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties3%
Renter-occupied properties4.7%
Overall vacancy rate5.1%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant1,372 5.1%
For rent2931.1%
Rented, but unoccupied210.1%
For sale6122.3%
Sold, but unoccupied710.3%
Seasonal use only1350.5%
Other vacant units2400.9%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team