• Evening in downtown Caldwell

    photo credit: Dan Smede

  • Main Street, circa 1950-s - Ellis

    photo credit - unknown

  • 2018 4th of July Fireworks

    Dan Smede

  • Historic Caldwell Home

    Jan Boles

  • Cardboard Kayak Races - 2018

    Destination Caldwell

  • Indian Creek Plaza ice ribbon

    Destination Caldwell

  • Winter Wonderland - 7th St Bridge

    Angie Point

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Demographics and Population

Since the incorporation of Caldwell on January 15, 1890, the population has changed at an ever increasing rate. Caldwell has continued to grow as an agricultural, trading and educational center and the City's geographic position places it in an advantageous position to accommodate additional future growth. Caldwell is a thriving community of 58,830 residents. As the sixth largest city in Idaho, Caldwell serves as the gateway to the Treasure Valley from the West and represents the county seat of Canyon County. The statistics below reflect the census data for the City of Caldwell.

  
CENSUS DATA FOR CALDWELL IDAHO*
GENERAL POPULATION DATA 
 Population estimate (COMPASS 2019)  58,830
AGE & GENDER  PERCENTAGE
 Persons under 5 years 9.4% 
 Persons under 18 years 31.8% 
 Persons 65 years & over  10.0%
 Female persons   51.1%
RACE & HISPANIC ORIGIN   PERCENTAGE 
 White alone 83.7% 
 Black or African American alone 0.5% 
 American Indian & Alaska Native alone 1.4% 
 Asian alone 0.8% 
 Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander alone 0.2% 
 Two or more races 3.3% 
 Hispanic or Latino 36.5% 
 HOUSING DATA 
 Housing units 2010-2014 16,323 
 Owner occupied housing unit rate 64.4% 
 Median value of owner-occupied housing units 2013-2017 $121,400 
 Median gross rent 2013-2017 $790
 FAMILY & LIVING ARRANGEMENT DATA 
 Households 2013-2017 16,204 
 Persons per household 2013-2017 3.10 
 Language other than English spoken at home, percent of      persons age 5 yrs+, 2013-2017 27.4% 
 EDUCATION PERCENTAGE 
 High school graduates or higher 2013-2017 81.7% 
 Bachelor's degree or higher 2013-2017 14.4% 
 ECONOMY DATA 
 In civilian labor force 16 yrs+ 2013-2017 64.6% 
 In civilian labor force, female 16 yrs+ 2013-2017 57.6% 
 Unemployment rate 2016 4.7% 
 Total accommodation & food service sales 2012 (thousands) 46,582 
 Total healthcare & social assistance 2012 (thousands)  187,182
 Total manufacturing shipments 2012 (thousands) 579,093 
 Total merchant wholesale sales 2012 (thousands) 130,359 
 Total retail sales 2012 (thousands) 430,024 
 Total retail sales per capita 2012 $9,021 
 TRANSPORTATION DATA 
 Mean travel time to work in minutes 2013-2017 23.5 
 INCOME & POVERTY  DATA
 Median household income 2013-2017 $43,269 
 Per capita income 2010-2014 $17,012 
 BUSINESSES DATA 
 Total employer establishments 2012 2,881 
 Men-owned firms 2012 1,327 
 Women-owned firms 2012 945 
 Minority-owned firms 2012 626 

 

* 2017 U.S. Census Data, unless otherwise noted.

 

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