Caldwell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 58,481 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Caldwell is the sixth largest community in Idaho. Caldwell has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Caldwell, where the median household income is $49,046.00.
When you are in Caldwell, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.19% of Caldwell’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Caldwell is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Caldwell who work in office and administrative support (13.87%), sales jobs (9.16%), and management occupations (5.19%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Caldwell rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.67% of adults 25 and older in Caldwell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Caldwell in 2018 was $18,703, which is lower middle income relative to Idaho, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,812 for a family of four. However, Caldwell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Caldwell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Caldwell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Caldwell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Caldwell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Caldwell include German, English, Irish, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Caldwell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.