Boise metropolitan area

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Boise City–Nampa
Map of Boise

Common name: Boise
Largest city Boise
Other cities Nampa
Meridian
Caldwell
Population  Ranked 83rd in the U.S.
 – Total 650,288
 – Density 52.1/sq. mi. 
20.118/km2
Area 11,833.06 sq. mi.
30,647.48 km2
Country   United States
State(s)  Idaho
Elevation   
 – Highest point 10,751 feet (3,277 m)
 – Lowest point 2,000 feet (610 m)
Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 27,034
1910 63,705 135.6%
1920 75,088 17.9%
1930 82,224 9.5%
1940 108,917 32.5%
1950 141,059 29.5%
1960 168,270 19.3%
1970 191,090 13.6%
1980 280,035 46.5%
1990 319,596 14.1%
2000 464,840 45.4%
2010 616,561 32.6%
Est. 2013 650,288 5.5%
sources:[1]

The Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or Boise City-Mountain Home-Ontario, ID-OR Combined Statistical Area(commonly known as the Boise Metropolitan Area or the Treasure Valley), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of seven counties in southwestern Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon anchored by the cities of Boise and Nampa. It is the state's largest officially designated metropolitan area and includes Idaho's three largest cities – Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Nearly 40 percent of Idaho's total population lives in the area.

Boise, from its foothills

As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 616,561. The metro area is currently the third largest in the US section of the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Portland, and is the 86th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Downtown Boise in 2013

Counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, there were 616,561 people, 170,291 households, and 120,118 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 89.80% White, 0.52% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 5.02% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.96% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $36,695, and the median income for a family was $42,196. Males had a median income of $31,854 versus $23,244 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,041.

Population
County 2010 2000 1990 1980 1970 1960 1950 1940 1930 1920 1910
Ada 392,365 300,904 205,775 173,036 112,230 93,460 70,649 50,401 37,925 35,213 29,088
Boise 7,028 6,670 3,509 2,999 1,763 1,646 1,776 2,333 1,847 1,822 5,250
Canyon 188,923 131,441 90,076 83,756 61,288 57,662 53,597 40,987 30,930 26,932 25,323
Gem 16,719 15,181 11,844 11,972 9,387 9,127 8,730 9,544 7,419 6,427
Owyhee 11,526 10,624 8,392 8,272 6,422 6,375 6,307 5,652 4,103 4,694 4,044
Total 616,561 464,840 319,596 280,035 191,030 168,270 141,059 108,917 82,224 75,088 63,705

Communities[edit]

Boise's Capitol Boulevard
Nampa
Meridian
Idaho City

Over 200,000 inhabitants[edit]

  • Boise - (principal city)

50,001 to 200,000 inhabitants[edit]

25,001 to 50,000 inhabitants[edit]

10,001 to 25,000 inhabitants[edit]

5,001 to 10,000 inhabitants[edit]

1,001 to 5,000 inhabitants[edit]

1,000 inhabitants or fewer[edit]

Unincorporated places[edit]

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Mass transit[edit]

Colleges & Universities[edit]

Major Universities[edit]

Four Year Colleges and Universities[edit]

Community Colleges & Trade Schools[edit]

Major Valley Employers[edit]

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Coordinates: 43°30′N 116°30′W / 43.500°N 116.500°W / 43.500; -116.500