Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID

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Population

120,393

2.94% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$64,366

4.19% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

55,443

4.44% growth

Median Property Value

$213,500

8.54% growth

About

In 2017, Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID had a population of 120k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $64,366. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew from 116,960 to 120,393, a 2.94% increase and its median household income grew from $61,779 to $64,366, a 4.19% increase.

The population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is 84.5% White Alone, 7.81% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.99% Asian Alone. 8.81% of the people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Boise Bible College (41 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is $213,500, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID employs 55.4k people. The largest industries in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Hospitals (3,839 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,528 people), and Construction (3,475 people), and the highest paying industries are Savings institutions, including credit unions ($122,052), Offices of physicians ($99,793), and Other motor vehicle dealers ($96,006).

Median household income in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is $64,366. Males in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have an average income that is 1.63 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,948. The income inequality in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,366

2017 value

± $2,105

4.19%

1 Year Growth

± 4.4%

Households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have a median annual income of $64,366, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,779 in 2016, which represents a 4.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,231

Average Male Salary

± $9,361

$41,948

Average Female Salary

± $4,715

In 2017, full-time male employees in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID made 1.63 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,312 ± $27,664

  2. White

    $48,320 ± $5,411

  3. Black

    $45,603 ± $50,304

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.452

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.09% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID with a value of $65,785, followed by Eagle City PUMA, ID and Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Hayden Cities PUMA, ID, with respective values of $58,539 and $57,301.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID (12.5k out of 120k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    10,127 ± 951

  2. Hispanic

    1,321 ± 392

  3. Black

    1,073 ± 389

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

55.4k

2017 Value

4.44%

1 Year growth

± 4.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew at a rate of 4.44%, from 53.1k employees to 55.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, are Retail salespersons (1,862 people), Customer service representatives (1,839 people), and Miscellaneous managers (1,700 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, by number of employees, are Retail salespersons (1,862 people), Customer service representatives (1,839 people), and Miscellaneous managers (1,700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Compliance officers (5.21 times higher than expected), Dental hygienists (4.07 times), and Electrical & electronics engineers (3.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($135,109), Physicians & surgeons ($123,724), and Financial managers ($118,329).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55.4k

2017 Value

4.44%

1 Year growth

± 4.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew at a rate of 4.44%, from 53.1k employees to 55.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, are Hospitals (3,839 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,528 people), and Construction (3,475 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, though some of these residents may live in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, by number of employees, are Hospitals (3,839 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,528 people), and Construction (3,475 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID has an unusually high number of Administration of environmental quality & housing programs (7.65 times higher than expected), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. (7.47 times), and Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing (5.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, by average salary, are Savings institutions, including credit unions ($122,052), Offices of physicians ($99,793), and Other motor vehicle dealers ($96,006).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $10.8B

  2. $4.28B

  3. $4.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $10.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($4.28B) and Electronics ($4.26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Idaho products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$55.1B

2015 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

49.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Idaho trade was $55.1B. This is expected to increase 49.1% to $82.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $6.23B

  2. $3.13B

  3. $2.01B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.23B, followed by California with $3.13B and Utah and $2.01B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.4% of the population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 8.93% on Medicaid, 8.45% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 1.91% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID see 1555 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1560 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 523 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.3%). Additionally, Minidoka County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,555 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,555 patients per year. This represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1,560 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Idaho in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,927

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,560

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,069

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,737

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.6%

Uninsured

56.9%

Employer Coverage

8.93%

Medicaid

8.45%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

1.91%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 10.6%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.3% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 11.1% prevalence

Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 11.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Idaho by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is home to a population of 120k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is composed of 102k White Alone residents (84.5%), 9.41k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.81%), 3.6k Asian Alone residents (2.99%), 2.84k Two or More Races residents (2.36%), 2.05k Black or African American Alone residents (1.7%), 383 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.318%), 306 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.254%), and 113 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0939%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Spanish (3,740 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (968 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (876 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

6.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.84k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was 6.7%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    1,031 ± 785 people

  2. Canada

    639 ± 619 people

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina

    591 ± 595 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Mexico, the natal country of 1,031 Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents, followed by Canada with 639 and Bosnia and Herzegovina with 591.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    102k ± 2.61k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.41k ± 1.5k

  3. Asian Alone

    3.6k ± 637

In 2017, there were 10.8 times more White Alone residents (102k people) in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.41k Hispanic or Latino and 3.6k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    3,740 speakers (3.36%)

  2. Serbo-Croatian

    968 speakers (0.87%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    876 speakers (0.787%)

8.81% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Spanish. 3.36% of the overall population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are native Spanish speakers. 0.87% speak Serbo-Croatian and 0.787% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,630 ± 393

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,616 ± 332

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,341 ± 343

Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID awarded 41 degrees. The student population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is skewed towards men, with 78 male students and 60 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are White (35 and 87.5%), followed by Unknown (4 and 10%), Black or African American (1 and 2.5%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise Bible College (41 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Biblical Studies (13 and 31.7%), Religious Education (6 and 14.6%), and Other Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries (6 and 14.6%).

The median tuition costs in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are $11,250 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Religious Education with 6 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

41 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,250

Median Private

In 2016, the Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise Bible College with 41 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

17

Degrees Awarded to Men

24

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, which is 0.708 times less than the 24 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    35 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID were to White students. These 35 degrees mean that there were 8.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was $213,500 in 2017, which is 0.981 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $196,700 to $213,500, a 8.54% increase. The homeownership rate in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$64,366

Median Household Income

± $2,105

42.8k

Number of Households

± 1,684

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.8k households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew to $64,366 from the previous year's value of $61,779.

The following chart displays the households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$213,500

2017 Median

± $4,227

$196,700

2016 Median

± $4,819

In 2017, the median property value in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew to to $213,500 from the previous year's value of $196,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

71.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Drove Alone (82.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.3%) and those who Worked At Home (6.64%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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