Boise metropolitan area
Common name: Boise
|Other cities||– Nampa
|Population||Ranked 86th in the U.S.|
|– Density||52.1/sq. mi.
|Area||11833.06 sq. mi.
|– Highest point||feet ( m)|
|– Lowest point||feet ( m)|
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.
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.
- Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants
- Boise (Principal City)
- Places with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants
- Interstate 84
- Interstate 184
- U.S. Route 20
- U.S. Route 26
- U.S. Route 95
- State Highway 21
- State Highway 55
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.
- census.gov – Idaho population by county, 1900–90 accessed 2009-05-03