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

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Population
124,917
3.76% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
Median Age
35.4

Poverty Rate
10.5%

Median Household Income
$66,490
3.3% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$232,900
9.09% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
55,443
4.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID had a population of 125k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $66,490. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew from 120,393 to 124,917, a 3.76% increase and its median household income grew from $64,366 to $66,490, a 3.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), White (Hispanic) (6.33%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%). 8.24% 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 Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Boise Bible College (32 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is $232,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Idaho.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Idaho.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Idaho went to Donald J. Trump with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (27.5%), followed by Evan Mcmullin (8.8%). The most partisan county was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Idaho
59.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Idaho
  1. 78.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 75.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Idaho was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Idaho colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is home to a population of 125k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.71% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents were born outside of the country (7.13k people).

In 2018, there were 13.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.91k White (Hispanic) and 3.94k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Spanish (3,731 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (944 speakers), and Vietnamese (542 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 2.55k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.91k ± 1.27k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.94k ± 815
8.52%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2018, there were 13.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.91k White (Hispanic) and 3.94k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.52% of the people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are hispanic (10.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races 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
    3,731 speakers (3.21%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    944 speakers (0.812%)
  3. Vietnamese
    542 speakers (0.466%)

8.24% 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 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Spanish. 3.21% of the overall population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are native Spanish speakers. 0.812% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.466% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.71%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
7.13k people
6.7%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
7.84k people

As of 2018, 5.71% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents (7.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than 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 decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents was 36.

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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%
2018 Citizenship
97.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.3% of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,566 ± 423
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,618 ± 398
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,612 ± 316

Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is $66,490. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID with a value of $66,016, followed by Nampa (Central & East) & Meridian (West) Cities PUMA, ID and Boise (South) & Kuna Cities PUMA, ID, with respective values of $64,491 and $62,112.

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.

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).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,490
2018 value
± $2,224
3.3%
1 Year Growth
± 4.53%

Households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have a median annual income of $66,490, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,366 in 2017, which represents a 3.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$68,231
Average Male Salary in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID
± $9,361
$41,948
Average Female Salary in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID
± $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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID
  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 in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID.

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Wage Distribution

0.452
2017 Wage GINI in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID
0.447
2016 Wage GINI in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID

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 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 2018, 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 $66,016, followed by Nampa (Central & East) & Meridian (West) Cities PUMA, ID and Boise (South) & Kuna Cities PUMA, ID, with respective values of $64,491 and $62,112.

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

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID (13.1k out of 124k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. 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
    10,576 ± 1,088
  2. Hispanic
    1,548 ± 452
  3. Black
    936 ± 357

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.

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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 in Idaho
$82.2B
Projected 2045 Value in Idaho
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID awarded 32 degrees. The student population of Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is skewed towards men, with 70 male students and 60 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are White (28 and 87.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 6.25%), Two or More Races (1 and 3.13%), and Unknown (1 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise Bible College (32 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are Pastoral Studies & Counseling (10 and 31.3%), Biblical Studies (7 and 21.9%), and Missionary Studies & Missiology (6 and 18.8%).

The median tuition costs in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID are $11,580 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

Most Common
  1. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 4 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Pastoral Studies & Counseling with 10 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
32 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$11,580
Median Private

In 2017, the Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise Bible College with 32 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

18
Degrees Awarded to Men
14
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 18 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID, which is 1.29 times more than the 14 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ada County (Central)--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
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ada County (Central)--Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID were to White students. These 28 degrees mean that there were 14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was $232,900 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $213,500 to $232,900, a 9.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID is 72.6%, 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 20.2 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.

Housing

Property Value

$232,900
2018 Median
± $4,830
$213,500
2017 Median
± $4,227

In 2018, the median property value in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew to to $232,900 from the previous year's value of $213,500.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,490
Median Household Income
± $2,224
44.5k
Number of Households
± 1,719

In 2018, the median household income of the 44.5k households in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID grew to $66,490 from the previous year's value of $64,366.

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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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

72.6%
2018 Homeownership
73.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.6% of the housing units in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

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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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% 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
    83.6%
  2. Carpooled
    7.53%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.49%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID was Drove Alone (83.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.53%) and those who Worked At Home (6.49%).

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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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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Health

92.2% of the population of Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 9.43% on Medicaid, 8.69% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Idaho was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Idaho 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 in Idaho

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Idaho
$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

7.76%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
9.43%
Medicaid
8.69%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
2.28%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID N/A by N/A from N/A% to 7.76%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meridian (Northeast) & Boise (Far West) Cities PUMA, ID changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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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