Boise City, ID

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
730,483
2.78% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.6
0.826% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
10.5%
11.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$64,717
6.85% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$268,500
11.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
359,376
5.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Boise City, ID had a population of 730k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $64,717. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Boise City, ID grew from 710,743 to 730,483, a 2.78% increase and its median household income grew from $60,568 to $64,717, a 6.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boise City, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.7%), White (Hispanic) (6.85%), Other (Hispanic) (4.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%).

None of the households in Boise City, ID reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Boise City, ID are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boise City, ID are Boise State University (5,953 degrees awarded in 2020), College of Western Idaho (2,549 degrees), and Northwest Nazarene University (584 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Boise City, ID was $268,500, and the homeownership rate was 71%.

Most people in Boise City, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Boise City, ID was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Boise City, ID is home to a population of 730k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.39% of Boise City, ID residents were born outside of the country (46.7k people).

In 2020, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (582k people) in Boise City, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50k White (Hispanic) and 34.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2020 Citizenship
96.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.7% of Boise City, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Boise City, ID was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boise City, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    582k ± 1k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    50k ± 2.63k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    34.7k ± 2.41k
13.9%
Hispanic Population
101k people

In 2020, there were 11.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (582k people) in Boise City, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 50k White (Hispanic) and 34.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.9% of the people in Boise City, ID are hispanic (101k people).

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Idaho.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    49,238 ± 5,371 people
  2. Canada
    5,691 ± 1,849 people
  3. China
    2,886 ± 1,318 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 49,238 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,691 and China with 2,886.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.39%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
46.7k people
6.46%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
45.9k people

As of 2020, 6.39% of Boise City, ID residents (46.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boise City, ID was 6.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    15,728 ± 992
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,520 ± 984
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,539 ± 761

Boise City, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Boise City, ID employs 359k people. The largest industries in Boise City, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,128 people), Retail Trade (41,627 people), and Manufacturing (33,596 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,044), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,808), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,524).

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,243. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

359k
2020 Value
± 5,982
5.45%
1 Year growth
± 2.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Boise City, ID grew at a rate of 5.45%, from 341k employees to 359k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boise City, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,681 people), Management Occupations (38,116 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (37,167 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boise City, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

359k
2020 Value
± 5,982
5.45%
1 Year growth
± 2.13%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Boise City, ID grew at a rate of 5.45%, from 341k employees to 359k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boise City, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (50,128 people), Retail Trade (41,627 people), and Manufacturing (33,596 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,891
Median earning men ± $860
$29,696
Median earning women ± $867

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,128), Manufacturing ($55,009), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,941).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($47,895), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,399), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,881).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Idaho. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,168
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,876
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 4,558
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $7.13M
    Manufacturing
  2. $4.47M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $2.57M
    Wholesale Trade

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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. $11.3B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $7.63B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.3B, followed by Electronics ($8.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($7.63B).

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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$71.5B
2020 Value in Idaho
$123B
Projected 2050 Value in Idaho
72.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $71.5B. This is expected to increase 72.3% to $123B by 2050.

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. $7.47B
  2. $4.51B
  3. $3.06B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $7.47B, followed by California with $4.51B and Utah and $3.06B.

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

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Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Boise City, ID awarded 10,308 degrees. The student population of Boise City, ID in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 16,080 male students and 23,577 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boise City, ID are White (7,468 and 73.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,345 and 13.3%), Unknown (404 and 3.99%), and Two or More Races (350 and 3.46%).

The largest universities in Boise City, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise State University (5,953 and 57.8%), College of Western Idaho (2,549 and 24.7%), and Northwest Nazarene University (584 and 5.67%).

The most popular majors in Boise City, ID are General Studies (955 and 9.26%), Registered Nursing (582 and 5.65%), and General Business Administration & Management (401 and 3.89%).

The median tuition costs in Boise City, ID are $24,350 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.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Boise City, ID, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 39,657 (40.5% men and 59.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 39,657 students enrolled in Boise City, ID, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 28,124 records, of which 59.5% were women and 40.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 230 degree-majors awarded
  2. 464 degree-majors awarded
  3. 238 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boise City, ID was General Interdisciplinary Studies with 230 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,953 degrees awarded
  2. 2,549 degrees awarded
  3. 584 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise State University with 5,953 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,945 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boise City, ID, which is 0.62 times less than the 6,363 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 7,468 degrees mean that there were 5.55 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,345 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,536) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,536) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.529% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.55% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (372k), Some college (360k), and Bachelors Degree (233k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Boise City, ID was $268,500 in 2020, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $239,900 to $268,500, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Boise City, ID is 71%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Boise City, ID have an average commute time of 22.6 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.

Median household income in Boise City, ID is $64,717. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Boise City, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $73,274, followed by Ada County, ID and Jefferson County, ID, with respective values of $69,952 and $65,577.

Property

$268,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,891
$191,658
Median Property Taxes
±$3,865

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Boise City, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71%
Homeownership
2020
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71% of the housing units in Boise City, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boise City, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $73,274, followed by Ada County, ID and Jefferson County, ID, with respective values of $69,952 and $65,577.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,717
Median Household Income
± $1,092
270k
Number of Households
± 4,964

In 2020, the median household income of the 270k households in Boise City, ID grew to $64,717 from the previous year's value of $60,568.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Boise City, ID is from Idaho.
0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2020, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.667% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.91%)
  3. Carpooled (8.32%)

In 2020, 78.1% of workers in Boise City, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.91%) and those who carpooled to work (8.32%).

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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Commute Time

22.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boise City, ID have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Boise City, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boise City, ID (75.4k out of 719k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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90.1% of the population of Boise City, ID has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Idaho see 1528 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (1517 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1506 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 459 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,528 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Idaho

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,528 patients per year. This represents a 0.725% increase from the previous year (1,517 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.92%
Uninsured
50.3%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
2.02%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boise City, ID declined by 4.56% from 10.4% to 9.92%.

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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