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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Caldwell is a town in Idaho with a population of 51,634. Caldwell is in Canyon County. Living in Caldwell offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Caldwell there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Caldwell and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Caldwell...
Population
51,634

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$790
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Caldwell Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    291.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    427.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,482.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Caldwell

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,269
National
$55,322
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Caldwell Reviews

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Love our hometown, Caldwell! <3 Love the smaller town feel and people. So many events for the whole family and so much to get out and do close-by! Wineries, YMCA, Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Indian Creek Plaza/downtown. etc. etc!. I'm rating our public school experience as high. Much better than experience in CA. Also rating "nightlife" as high because we LOVE the family friendly safe downtown.
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We sold our home in Meridian to pay off debt and moved to Caldwell with intent of moving back to Meridian but we fell in love with Caldwell. People are kind, the Mayor is amazing and making incredible improvements and we feel safe. Our home has more than doubled In two years!
Lots to do here. Just Between Indian Creek plaza and the Simplot stadium there are over two hundred events a year. We love this city!
I moved to Caldwell just under four years ago from Modesto, California and moving here was a big culture shock. It seemed as if life here in Caldwell moves a lot slower and is much more manageable as compared to city life. Both businesses and people alike are much more personable, and this is also seen in schools as well. I feel as if the teachers truly want each of their students to succeed and to actually learn and understand the material at hand instead of merely memorizing facts. I would definitely recommend for families with children to move to Caldwell because their well-being will be take much more seriously and to heart that any other city I have been in.