Livability Awards

A+ Caldwell Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Caldwell Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Idaho
919% less expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Caldwell cost of living
B Caldwell Crime Total crime is 47% higher than Idaho
Total crime
2,4764% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 414% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
13%Year over year crime is up
Caldwell crime
F Caldwell Employment Household income is 13% lower than Idaho
Median household income
$42,85523% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$16,28045% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%50% higher than the US average
Caldwell employment
A- Caldwell Housing Home value is 33% lower than Idaho
Median home value
$113,00039% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$74621% lower than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Caldwell real estate or Caldwell rentals
F Caldwell Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Idaho
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
32%34% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Caldwell K-12 schools or Caldwell colleges

Living in Caldwell, ID

Caldwell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. The city has a population of 50,288 inhabitants. The majority of Caldwell residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Caldwell are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 26% of the population also speak Spanish. Caldwell tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. 71% of the people in Caldwell (over the age of 15) are married and 49% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Caldwell is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Idaho, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in Caldwell and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Idaho and national averages.

The livability score in Caldwell is 74 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 77th percentile of all cities across America. Based on the grades for each individual category, Caldwell has received high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B), cost of living (B+) and housing (A-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Caldwell. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: education (F) and employment (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Caldwell on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Ste. Chapelle Winery, Willaimson Orchard & Vineyard, and Huston Vineyards.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Caldwell can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Caldwell. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Caldwell are affordable. The median home price for Caldwell homes is $113,000, which is 32.7% lower than the Idaho average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Caldwell, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.6, which is 23.5% lower than the Idaho average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Caldwell area were 16% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.5%.

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      I have lived on the outskirts of Caldwell, Idaho for several years in the past when I was in college attending Boise State University. Caldwell is part of the Boise metropolitan area and is a very nice place to live overall. Crime rates are extremely low in this area and life tends to move a lot slower than other places around the country.

      Caldwell is a fairly small town that is next to the larger city Nampa, although the two cities pretty much blend together. There is not much major industry in the city and surrounding areas of Caldwell, although there is a thriving agricultural economy. The majority of residents in this area either work in shops and stores around the area, work on a farm, or commute about thirty minutes into the city of Boise. Many people prefer to live out in this general area due to the fact that it is much quieter and open the Boise is.

      There is a lot to do in Caldwell if you enjoy being outdoors and exploring the wilderness. The Snake River runs through the area of Caldwell, which serves as the dividing line between Idaho and Oregon. There is amazing fishing and hunting in this area of the country and people come from all over to participate in both of these activities. There is great camping to be had all over this area and some of the most beautiful rock formations you've ever seen. There are a handful of spectacular waterfalls that are very close to Caldwell, as well as some amazing hiking routes. Overall Caldwell is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
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      Source: The Caldwell, ID data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).