Boise, ID: What you need to know

Boise, Idaho has never missed a ranking our our Top 100 Best Live list, not to mention numerous other Livability rankings. 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 214,196
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $50,323
Median Home Price $180,200
Walkscore 37

Boise, ID Real Estate

Each community offers something different

Boise is a natural wonder, yet full of man-made amenities, too

Boise, Idaho, gives residents access to Rocky Mountain recreation, top-notch health care and strong schools.

Boise is a city brimming with stories. The city is alive with the richness of history and the energy of progress.

Boise, ID Health and Health Care

Boise residents have a lot of choices when it comes to their health

Boise, ID Business and Economy

Boise's Police Department uses the SARA model to deter retail crime.

The city boasts an impressive lineup of software and information technology companies

Boise, ID Schools

In Boise, a solid education starts long before college

Boise, ID Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 50%
  Female 50%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 352
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in Boise, ID

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%


  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%


  Median Household Income $50,323
  Median Home Price $180,200
  Homes Owned 40.4%
  Homes Rent 59.6%
  Median Property Rent $805


  English Only 90%
  English Other 10%

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Commute Types

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

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