20 Interesting Facts About Meridian, Idaho

Facts About Meridian, Idaho

Facts About Meridian

  1. The town was established in 1891 on the Onweiler farm north of the present site and was called Hunter.
  2. Meridian was incorporated in 1903.
  3. As of the 2020 census, the population of Meridian was 117,635, making it the second-largest city in Idaho after Boise.
  4. The majority of Meridian lies on a flat plain, roughly in the north-central part of Treasure Valley.
  5. The Elevation of Meridian is 2,605 ft above sea level.
  6. Meridian is located at 43°36′51″N 116°23′56″W (43.614229, -116.398963).
  7. Meridian has been the fastest growing city in Idaho since 1994, with the population tripling between 1990 and 2000, and more than doubling between 2000 and 2007.
  8. Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the U.S. state of Idaho.
  9. The Settlers’ Irrigation Ditch, 1892, changed the arid region into a productive farming community
  10. The city has a total area of 26.84 square miles, of which, 26.79 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles is water.
  11. Median Property Tax in Meridian is $1,337
  12. The city adopted its present name in 1893, after the Meridian Lodge of the Odd Fellows, because it was located on the Boise Meridian and the town was renamed.
  13. Meridian’s largest annual parade, Meridian Dairy Days, began in 1929.
  14. The median income for a household in the city was $53,276, and the median income for a family was $57,077.
  15. The Idaho State Police is headquartered in Meridian and the state police academy is housed on its campus.
  16. The average commute time for residents of Meridian is 22.7 minutes.
  17. The annual average precipitation at Meridian is 8.21 inches.
  18. The original Meridian townsite was filed in 1893 on homestead grant land belonging to Eliza Ann Zenger.
  19. Meridian shares boundaries with the two largest cities in Idaho, Boise, ID to the east and Nampa, ID to the west.
  20. In 1941, Meridian’s status changed from a village to a city.


Facts About Meridian, Idaho
Facts About Meridian, Idaho