Boise City, ID

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
732,257
3.09% 1-year growth
Median Age
36.9

Poverty Rate
12.6%

Median Household Income
$61,407
11% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$264,400
15.6% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
351,190
3.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Boise City, ID had a population of 732k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $61,407. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Boise City, ID grew from 710,323 to 732,257, a 3.09% increase and its median household income grew from $55,324 to $61,407, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boise City, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.1%), White (Hispanic) (7.57%), Other (Hispanic) (4.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%). NaNk% of the people in Boise City, ID speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boise City, ID are Boise State University (5,113 degrees awarded in 2019), College of Western Idaho (1,800 degrees), and Northwest Nazarene University (614 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Boise City, ID was $264,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%. Most people in Boise City, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Boise City, ID was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Boise City, ID is home to a population of 732k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.21% of Boise City, ID residents were born outside of the country (45.4k people).

In 2018, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (586k people) in Boise City, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k White (Hispanic) and 32k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boise City, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    586k ± 3.16k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    55.4k ± 6.32k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    32k ± 5.73k
13.7%
Hispanic Population
100k people

In 2018, there were 10.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (586k people) in Boise City, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 55.4k White (Hispanic) and 32k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.7% of the people in Boise City, ID are hispanic (100k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Boise City, ID as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.21%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
45.4k people
6.11%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
43.4k people

As of 2018, 6.21% of Boise City, ID residents (45.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boise City, ID was 6.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Boise City, ID was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Boise City, ID are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Boise City, ID residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Citizenship

96.2%
2018 Citizenship
96.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.2% of Boise City, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Boise City, ID was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17,283 ± 1,850
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    12,662 ± 2,376
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,883 ± 1,686

Boise City, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Boise City, ID is $61,407. In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Boise City, ID was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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The economy of Boise City, ID employs 351k people. The largest industries in Boise City, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,695 people), Retail Trade (43,224 people), and Manufacturing (34,583 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,673), Utilities ($100,723), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,225).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,407
2018 value
± $2,316
11%
1 Year Growth
± 4.89%

Households in Boise City, ID have a median annual income of $61,407, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,324 in 2017, which represents a 11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

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Income by Location

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In N/A, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boise City, ID was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the counties in Boise City, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boise City, ID (86.2k out of 682k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    71,435 ± 2,361
  2. Hispanic
    20,354 ± 1,277
  3. Other
    5,518 ± 758

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boise City, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

351k
2018 Value
± 12,003
3.45%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Boise City, ID grew at a rate of 3.45%, from 339k employees to 351k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boise City, ID, are Sales & Related Occupations (43,380 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,122 people), and Management Occupations (37,042 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boise City, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boise City, ID, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (43,380 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (40,122 people), and Management Occupations (37,042 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Boise City, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.82 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.25 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boise City, ID, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($87,143), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,539).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

351k
2018 Value
± 12,003
3.45%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Boise City, ID grew at a rate of 3.45%, from 339k employees to 351k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boise City, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,695 people), Retail Trade (43,224 people), and Manufacturing (34,583 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boise City, ID, though some of these residents may live in Boise City, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Boise City, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,695 people), Retail Trade (43,224 people), and Manufacturing (34,583 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Boise City, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.51 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.35 times), and Construction (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boise City, ID, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($103,673), Utilities ($100,723), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,225).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Boise City, ID awarded 8,655 degrees. The student population of Boise City, ID is skewed towards women, with 17,185 male students and 24,456 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boise City, ID are White (6,423 and 75.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,107 and 13.1%), Two or More Races (255 and 3.01%), and Asian (215 and 2.54%).

The largest universities in Boise City, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise State University (5,113 and 59.1%), College of Western Idaho (1,800 and 20.8%), and Northwest Nazarene University (614 and 7.09%).

The most popular majors in Boise City, ID are Registered Nursing (433 and 5%), General Business Administration & Management (331 and 3.82%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (320 and 3.7%).

The median tuition costs in Boise City, ID are $22,568 for private four year colleges, and $5,532 and $22,452 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 182 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 342 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 191 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boise City, ID was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 182 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Boise City, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,113 degrees awarded
  2. 1,800 degrees awarded
  3. 614 degrees awarded
$5,532
Median In-State Public
$22,568
Median Private

In 2019, the Boise City, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise State University with 5,113 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,456
Degrees Awarded to Men
5,199
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 3,456 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boise City, ID, which is 0.665 times less than the 5,199 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Boise City, ID by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,423 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,107 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    255 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Boise City, ID was White students. These 6,423 degrees mean that there were 5.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,107 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boise City, ID was $264,400 in 2018, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $228,800 to $264,400, a 15.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Boise City, ID is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boise City, ID have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boise City, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$264,400
2018 Median
± $5,980
$228,800
2017 Median
± $4,454

In 2018, the median property value in Boise City, ID grew to to $264,400 from the previous year's value of $228,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boise City, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boise City, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$61,407
Median Household Income
± $2,316
268k
Number of Households
± 9,292

In 2018, the median household income of the 268k households in Boise City, ID grew to $61,407 from the previous year's value of $55,324.

The following chart displays the households in Boise City, ID distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Boise City, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Boise City, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
2018 Homeownership
68.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.1% of the housing units in Boise City, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Boise City, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boise City, ID have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Boise City, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.79%)

In 2018, 81.1% of workers in Boise City, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.2%) and those who worked at home (6.79%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Boise City, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boise City, ID have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

89.5% of the population of Boise City, ID has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 9.56% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.06% on military or VA plans.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%
Uninsured
49.2%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
9.56%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
2.06%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boise City, ID declined by 0.262% from 10.5% to 10.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Boise City, ID changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
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