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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.
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.
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.
27% of Meridian residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Meridian, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $559. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,019.
Libraries in Meridian include Meridian District, Meridian District-Old Town Branch ... View libraries
Ada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Meridian political report.
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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