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Meridian is a city in Ada County, in the Boise City-Nampa metro area.

The community was named for a local building, the Meridian Lodge of the Odd Fellows

The latitude of Meridian is 43.612N. The longitude is -116.39W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,605 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 41,127.


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Median household income
Local
$53,276
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Meridian demographic reports
Public transportation: ValleyRide (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 67. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Dairy Days - June 12-16, 2007
  • Scarecrow & Harvest Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Meridian web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Meridian Symphony Orchestra
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Meridian demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ada County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boise City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83642 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Meridian residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Meridian ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Meridian was $20,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Meridian residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Meridian, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $559.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,019.


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Libraries in Meridian include Meridian District, Meridian District-Old Town Branch ... View libraries

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Ada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Meridian political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Meridian workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Meridian between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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