Boise, ID : What you need to know

As the capital and most populous city in Idaho, Boise helps set the cultural tone of the state, offering residents and visitors a rich collection of amenities from parks and restaurants to museums and music venues. Boise State University drives the economy in Boise, along with top employers like Micron Technology, St. Luke’s Health System and Simplot. While most of the city lies on a broad, flat plain, a stretch of mountains to the northeast offers great hiking and camping opportunities.


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Boise, ID City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 214196
Latest Population Increase 99.53
Median age 35.9
Median Household Income $50323
Median Home Price $180200
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Boise, ID Rankings

Boise, ID Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 50%
  Population Women 50%

 
TOTAL MILITARY : 0.2
In Boise

 
352% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Boise

Median Population

Median age 35.9
Age 18 Over 77.8
Age 21 Over 73.1
Age 62 Over 15.4
Age 65 Over 12.2

Race

  Ethnicity White 89.8%
  Ethnicity Black 1.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.6%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.8%
  Ethnicity Other 1.2%

Economics

  Median Household Income 50323
  Median Home Price 180200
  Homes Owned 40.4
  Homes Rent 59.6
  Median Property Rent 805

Language

  English Only 90
  English Other 10
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 18 MINUTES
in Boise

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Boise

Commute Types

  Walked 2.8
  Worked at Home 5.2
  Public Transportation 0.8
  Other Means 3.8
  Drove Alone 79.5
  Carpooled 8

37/100
WALK SCORE
for Boise