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Income/capita 3%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 38%
IndexMeridianIdahoNational
Income per capita$28,872$24,280$29,829
Median household income$64,337$49,174$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,834$59,554$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,327$30,762$35,192
Median earnings male$42,530$31,790$36,919
Median earnings female$25,750$20,292$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%3.9%4.7%
Poverty level9.3%15.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Meridian is 3% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Meridian is 16% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Meridian is 38% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Meridian is 38% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $42,887$64,337$128,674
      City
      $32,779$49,174$98,348
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Meridian median earnings by income bracket

      Meridian employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.5%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector12.4%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services5.0%6.8%
      Wholesale & retail services18.3%13.6%
      Public administration7.5%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%2.0%
      Education, health & social services11.2%38.3%
      Other24.4%25.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hidden Springs, ID2,474$115,690109%
      Eagle, ID22,711$82,57749%
      Kuna, ID17,015$58,5376%
      Star, ID7,255$54,8091%
      Boise, ID218,677$52,2496%
      Meridian, ID88,247$64,33716%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Newton, MA88,317$127,402130%
      Waukegan, IL88,159$46,80215%
      Edmond, OK88,342$74,63235%
      San Tan Valley, AZ88,507$61,04910%
      Toms River, NJ88,537$72,50031%
      Meridian, ID88,247$64,33716%
      Source: The Meridian, ID employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).