Having recently surpassed the eastern Idaho cities of Pocatello and Idaho Falls, the 2010 census placed Meridian as the third-largest city in Idaho behind Boise and Nampa, all in the Treasure Valley. Meridian is the state's fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000. (2010 Census)
Meridian is the 3rd-largest city in the state of Idaho.
About Meridian, Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho is based in Meridian. The Idaho State Police is headquartered in Meridian and the state police academy is housed on its campus. All police officers statewide are required to attend basic training at the facility.
Scentsy, a candle warmer company, is a large employer with corporate headquarters based in Meridian.
The Village at Meridian is new to the area and growing fast.
Meridian Receives National Environmental Achievement Award
Meridian, ID – (September 25, 2014) – Money Magazine is no stranger to Idaho, and certainly, to Meridian. The magazine has named Meridian, Idaho to its 2014 list of Best Places to Live. This is the fourth time the City of Meridian has received this recognition with a ranking of 49.
Meridian Named to Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” List For Fourth Time
The town was established in 1891 on the Onweiler farm north of the present site and was called Hunter. Two years later an I.O.O.F. lodge was organized and called itself Meridian because it was located on the Boise Meridian and the town was renamed. The Settlers' Irrigation Ditch, 1892, changed the arid region into a productive farming community which was incorporated in 1902. - Wikipedia
History of Meridian