Boise City, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boise City, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Boise City had a population of 220,918 as of July 1, 2016. Boise City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Boise City is located at latitude 43.5993 and longitude -116.2298 in Ada County. The formal boundaries for the City of Boise City (see map below) encompass a land area of 80.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles.

The City of Boise City (GNIS ID: 2409876) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Boise City is located within Boise City Division of Ada County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boise City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Boise City, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 220,918
Population in Households 216,776
Population in Familes 159,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,142
Population Density1 2,745
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 91,840
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 53,233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 98,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,206 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,633 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,116 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $204,698
Average Home Value $251,066


Median Household Income $50,613
Average Household Income $73,294
Per Capita Income $30,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.15% 1.34%
Households 1.11% 1.33%
Families 0.79% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Boise City, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boise City to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 11 96th
Diversity Index2 # 92 60th
Median Household Income # 52 78th
Per Capita Income # 15 94th

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