Boise metropolitan area

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Boise City–Nampa
Map of Boise

Common name: Boise
Largest city Boise
Other cities Nampa
Population  Ranked 86th in the U.S.
 – Total 616,561
 – Density 52.1/sq. mi. 
Area 11833.06 sq. mi.
30647.48 km2
Country   United States
State(s)  Idaho
 – Highest point feet ( m)
 – Lowest point feet ( 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%

The Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (commonly known as the Boise Metropolitan Area or the Treasure Valley), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of five counties in southwestern Idaho, 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 Metropolitan Area, as seen from foothills above city

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. It is the 86th largest metropolitan area in the United States overall.

Downtown Boise, ID 2013



Idaho City
  • Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants
  • Places with 50,000 to 100,000 inhabitants



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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.

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