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Meridian-idaho-welcome-sign.jpg
Nickname(s): 
The Center of the Treasure Valley
Motto(s): 
"Built for business ...designed for living"[1]
Location of Meridian in Ada County, Idaho.
Location of Meridian in Ada County, Idaho.
Meridian is located in the United States
Meridian
Meridian
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°36′51″N 116°23′56″W / 43.61417°N 116.39889°W / 43.61417; -116.39889Coordinates: 43°36′51″N 116°23′56″W / 43.61417°N 116.39889°W / 43.61417; -116.39889
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyAda
Founded1893
Incorporated1903
Government
 • MayorRobert Simison
Area
 • City34.03 sq mi (88.15 km2)
 • Land33.97 sq mi (87.98 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Elevation
2,605 ft (794 m)
Population
 • City75,092
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
114,161
 • Density3,360.74/sq mi (1,297.60/km2)
 • Metro
709,845
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (Mountain)
ZIP codes
83642, 83646, 83680
Area code(s)208, 986
FIPS code16-52120
GNIS feature ID0396879
Websitewww.meridiancity.org

Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it then the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa.[5] Meridian is considered the state's fastest-growing city and among the fastest-growing cities in the United States.[6] With a 2019 Census estimate of 114,161 and a 1,000 percent increase in population since 1990, the city is currently estimated as the second largest in the state.[7]

  1. ^ "City of Meridian, Idaho". City of Meridian, Idaho. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
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  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019CenPopScriptOnlyDirtyFixDoNotUse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "U.S. Census website". census.gov. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  6. ^ Vitu, Teya (11 April 2018). "Meridian likely to be fastest-growing city in U.S". Idaho Business Review. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  7. ^ La Ganga, Maria (April 17, 2018). "Meridian, growing tenfold since '90, just hit this population milestone. Are you surprised?". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

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