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Idaho : What you need to know

A mountainous state with many lakes, rivers and 25 state parks, Idaho is an outdoor recreation wonderland. The Gem State is ranked high for being very welcoming to small business, while large industry sectors experiencing major success include energy, science and technology. Best places to live in Idaho are Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Coeur d’Alene. Top university choices are Boise State, Idaho State and the University of Idaho.

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Quick Facts about ID

Population 1,616,547
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $47,583
Median Home Price $162,900
Median Property Tax $1,189
Median Rent $69

Employment Rate in ID

  Employed 96.2%
  Unemployed 3.8%

Race in ID

  Ethnicity White 91.7%
  Ethnicity Black 0.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 11.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.4%

Employment Rate in ID

  Employed 96.2%
  Unemployed 3.8%

Educational Levels in ID

  Bachelor's Degree 17.7%
  Associate's Degree 9.2%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 8.2%
  High School Graduate 27.5%
  Some College, No Degree 26.9%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 25.9%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.5%

Industry in ID

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 5.6%
Construction 7.1%
Manufacturing 9.9%
Wholesale Trade 2.6%
Retail Trade 12.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.8%
Information 1.9%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.2%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 9.7%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 22.7%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.4%
Public Administration 5.2%

Housing in ID

  Homes Rent 68.9%
  Homes Owned 31.1%

Idaho Rankings

Best places to Live in Idaho

Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Boise 214,196 $180,200 $50,323
Nampa 86,203 $111,900 $40,060
Meridian 84,018 $191,000 $63,023
Idaho Falls 58,374 $140,700 $44,580
Pocatello 54,549 $133,700 $40,269
Caldwell 49,149 $104,600 $41,048
Coeur d'Alene 46,796 $170,600 $43,033
Twin Falls 45,984 $141,200 $41,927
Lewiston 32,284 $166,700 $46,536
Post Falls 29,320 $164,400 $49,045
Rexburg 26,723 $176,300 $25,372
Moscow 24,688 $205,300 $34,121
Eagle 21,863 $310,000 $78,939
Kuna 16,557 $134,600 $57,417
Ammon 14,469 $169,200 $61,725
Chubbuck 14,224 $161,200 $50,368
Mountain Home 13,804 $128,900 $46,739
Hayden 13,749 $188,000 $56,386
Blackfoot 11,843 $123,400 $38,406
Garden City 11,313 $174,300 $38,086