Boise City, ID

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Population

710,323

2.91% growth

Median Age

36.4


Median Household Income

$55,324

0.294% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

339,487

2.73% growth

Median Property Value

$228,800

10.2% growth

About

In 2017, Boise City, ID had a population of 710k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $55,324. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boise City, ID grew from 690,214 to 710,323, a 2.91% increase and its median household income grew from $55,162 to $55,324, a 0.294% increase.

The population of Boise City, ID is 80.2% White Alone, 13.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.75% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Boise City, ID speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boise City, ID are Boise State University (4,322 degrees awarded in 2016), College of Western Idaho (1,513 degrees), and Northwest Nazarene University (663 degrees).

The median property value in Boise City, ID is $228,800, and the homeownership rate is 68.1%. Most people in Boise City, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Boise City, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Boise City, ID employs 339k people. The largest industries in Boise City, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,866 people), Retail Trade (40,694 people), and Manufacturing (32,805 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,467), Finance & Insurance ($50,267), and Public Administration ($50,141).

Median household income in Boise City, ID is $55,324. Males in Boise City, ID have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,191. The income inequality in Boise City, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,324

2017 value

± $2,162

0.294%

1 Year Growth

± 5.05%

Households in Boise City, ID have a median annual income of $55,324, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,162 in 2016, which represents a 0.294% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,561

Average Male Salary

± $2,350

$39,191

Average Female Salary

± $1,701

In 2017, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.44 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. Asian

    $44,693 ± $9,308

  2. White

    $42,458 ± $1,445

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $34,507 ± $5,849

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.05 times more than White 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.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.464

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.528% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 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 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boise City, ID was Ada County, ID with a value of $60,858, followed by Kootenai County, ID and Bonneville County, ID, with respective values of $57,219 and $53,478.

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 13.4%. 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

339k

2017 Value

± 12,176

2.73%

1 Year growth

± 4.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boise City, ID grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 330k employees to 339k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boise City, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,359 people), Management Occupations (36,483 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,373 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 Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,359 people), Management Occupations (36,483 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (36,373 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 (2.41 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.34 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boise City, ID, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,222), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,456), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,870).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

339k

2017 Value

± 12,176

2.73%

1 Year growth

± 4.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boise City, ID grew at a rate of 2.73%, from 330k employees to 339k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boise City, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (44,866 people), Retail Trade (40,694 people), and Manufacturing (32,805 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 (44,866 people), Retail Trade (40,694 people), and Manufacturing (32,805 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Boise City, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.3 times higher than expected), Construction (1.31 times), and Utilities (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boise City, ID, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,467), Finance & Insurance ($50,267), and Public Administration ($50,141).

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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. $10.8B

  2. $4.28B

  3. $4.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $10.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($4.28B) and Electronics ($4.26B).

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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$55.1B

2015 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

49.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Idaho trade was $55.1B. This is expected to increase 49.1% 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. $6.23B

  2. $3.13B

  3. $2.01B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.23B, followed by California with $3.13B and Utah and $2.01B.

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).

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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%).

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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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Idaho by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Boise City, ID is home to a population of 710k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.11% of Boise City, ID residents were born outside of the country (43.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Boise City, ID is composed of 570k White Alone residents (80.2%), 96.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.5%), 19.6k Two or More Races residents (2.75%), 12.3k Asian Alone residents (1.74%), 7.02k Black or African American Alone residents (0.989%), 3.53k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.497%), 1.07k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.15%), and 1.05k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.148%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Boise City, ID are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boise City, ID was 36.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Boise City, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, 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

    47,956 ± 5,301 people

  2. Canada

    4,990 ± 1,732 people

  3. Philippines

    4,277 ± 1,604 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 47,956 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 4,990 and Philippines with 4,277.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Boise City, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boise City, ID was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    570k ± 2.94k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    96.2k ± 9.01k

  3. Two or More Races

    19.6k ± 3.96k

In 2017, there were 5.92 times more White Alone residents (570k people) in Boise City, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 96.2k Hispanic or Latino and 19.6k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Boise City, ID as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Boise City, ID citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Boise City, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Boise City, ID are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    14,369 ± 1,844

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,969 ± 1,859

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,049 ± 1,586

Boise City, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Boise City, ID awarded 7,931 degrees. The student population of Boise City, ID is skewed towards women, with 16,265 male students and 21,698 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boise City, ID are White (5,978 and 77.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (865 and 11.2%), Unknown (404 and 5.21%), and Two or More Races (167 and 2.15%).

The largest universities in Boise City, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise State University (4,322 and 54.5%), College of Western Idaho (1,513 and 19.1%), and Northwest Nazarene University (663 and 8.36%).

The most popular majors in Boise City, ID are Liberal Arts & Sciences (432 and 5.45%), Registered Nursing (431 and 5.43%), and General Business Administration & Management (338 and 4.26%).

The median tuition costs in Boise City, ID are $22,346 for private four year colleges, and $4,872 and $19,322 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 209 degrees awarded

  2. 341 degrees awarded

  3. 242 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boise City, ID was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 209 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. 4,322 degrees awarded

  2. 1,513 degrees awarded

  3. 663 degrees awarded

$4,872

Median In-State Public

$22,346

Median Private

In 2016, the Boise City, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise State University with 4,322 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,228

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,703

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,228 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boise City, ID, which is 0.686 times less than the 4,703 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

    5,978 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    865 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    404 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Boise City, ID were to White students. These 5,978 degrees mean that there were 6.91 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 865 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boise City, ID was $228,800 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $207,600 to $228,800, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Boise City, ID is 68.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boise City, ID have an average commute time of 21.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$55,324

Median Household Income

± $2,162

258k

Number of Households

± 9,647

In 2017, the median household income of the 258k households in Boise City, ID grew to $55,324 from the previous year's value of $55,162.

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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Housing

Property Value

$228,800

2017 Median

± $4,454

$207,600

2016 Median

± $5,232

In 2017, the median property value in Boise City, ID grew to to $228,800 from the previous year's value of $207,600.

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 $200k - $250k 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

68.1%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.1% 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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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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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boise City, ID have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% 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

    8.18%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Boise City, ID was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.18%) and those who Worked At Home (6.19%).

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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