Meridian’s #2 ?!?!
Last year Meridian was #1 in "America's 50 Best Cities to Live" list from MSN. Can you guess who beat us this year?!
I hate to whine and complain, but as a Meridian resident myself, it was fun being named the #1 city in America to live in.
This year's poll put Meridian at #2. Broomfield, Colorado beat us out.
Here's how the two cities stack up:
Meridian is more populated than Broomfield
Meridian has just over 90,000 residents
Broomfield has just over 65,000
Housing is Cheaper in Meridian
The average house in Meridian costs $213,100
The average home in Broomfield costs $342,800
The Poverty Rate is Lower in Broomfield
10.7% of residents are at the poverty level in Meridian
4.6% of residents are at the poverty level in Broomfield
Broomfield is more Educated than Meridian
56.1% of those living in Broomfield have a Bachelors Degree or higher
35.2% of people living in Meridian have at least a Bachelor's Degree
All in all, #2 isn't too shabby and I'm still very proud to call Meridian, Idaho home!