Boise City, ID

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Population

732,257

3.09% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$61,407

11% growth

Number of Employees

351,190

3.45% growth

Median Property Value

$264,400

15.6% 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%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.37%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%). N/A% 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 (4,706 degrees awarded in 2017), College of Western Idaho (1,494 degrees), and Northwest Nazarene University (609 degrees).

The median property value in Boise City, ID is $264,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.1%. Most people in Boise City, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Boise City, ID is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

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).

Median household income in Boise City, ID is $61,407. Males in Boise City, ID have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,804. The income inequality in Boise City, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

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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$59,517

Average Male Salary

± $2,604

$42,804

Average Female Salary

± $1,919

In 2018, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.39 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $79,371 ± $63,974

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,689 ± $31,368

  3. White

    $45,000 ± $1,523

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boise City, ID is from Idaho.

0.471

2018 Wage GINI

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.912% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Idaho across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boise City, ID was Ada County, ID with a value of $66,405, followed by Bonneville County, ID and Kootenai County, ID, with respective values of $58,729 and $55,236.

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

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boise City, ID (92.1k out of 666k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    77,285 ± 2,611

  2. Hispanic

    20,941 ± 1,256

  3. Other

    5,556 ± 735

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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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.9B

  2. $5.23B

  3. $4.79B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.9B, followed by Electronics ($5.23B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.79B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Idaho products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$60.8B

2020 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 35% to $82.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $6.86B

  2. $3.44B

  3. $2.28B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.86B, followed by California with $3.44B and Utah and $2.28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Boise City, ID was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Boise City, ID see 1555 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1560 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 523 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.3%). Additionally, Minidoka County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,555 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,555 patients per year. This represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1,560 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Idaho in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,927

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,560

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,069

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,737

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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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.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.3% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 11.1% prevalence

Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 11.3%.

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Diversity

Boise City, ID is home to a population of 732k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.11% of Boise City, ID residents were born outside of the country (43.4k 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 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

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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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

43.4k people

6.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

43.4k people

As of 2017, 6.11% of Boise City, ID residents (43.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boise City, ID was 6.28%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    54,726 ± 5,653 people

  2. Canada

    5,772 ± 1,862 people

  3. Philippines

    5,114 ± 1,753 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 54,726 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,772 and Philippines with 5,114.

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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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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. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    32k ± 5.73k

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 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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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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Education

In 2017, universities in Boise City, ID awarded 8,182 degrees. The student population of Boise City, ID is skewed towards women, with 16,665 male students and 22,605 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boise City, ID are White (6,020 and 76.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (992 and 12.5%), Unknown (305 and 3.86%), and Two or More Races (213 and 2.69%).

The largest universities in Boise City, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise State University (4,706 and 57.5%), College of Western Idaho (1,494 and 18.3%), and Northwest Nazarene University (609 and 7.44%).

The most popular majors in Boise City, ID are Registered Nursing (424 and 5.18%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (405 and 4.95%), and General Business Administration & Management (363 and 4.44%).

The median tuition costs in Boise City, ID are $23,011 for private four year colleges, and $5,043 and $20,359 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 228 degrees awarded

  2. 215 degrees awarded

  3. 336 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boise City, ID was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 228 degrees 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. 4,706 degrees awarded

  2. 1,494 degrees awarded

  3. 609 degrees awarded

$5,043

Median In-State Public

$23,011

Median Private

In 2017, the Boise City, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise State University with 4,706 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,328

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,854

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,328 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boise City, ID, which is 0.686 times less than the 4,854 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,020 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    992 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    305 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Boise City, ID were to White students. These 6,020 degrees mean that there were 6.07 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 992 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 commute by Drove Alone. 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 Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.79%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Boise City, ID was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.2%) and those who Worked At Home (6.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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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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