Boise City, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Boise City, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Boise City had a population of 227,531 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Boise City, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 227,531
Population in Households 223,149
Population in Familes 163,121
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,382
Population Density2 2,827
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $55,099
Average Household Income $77,411
Per Capita Income $32,657


Total Housing Units 102,932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,787 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,285 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,860 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $222,462
Average Home Value $268,077


Total Households 95,072
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 54,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.23% 1.46%
Households 1.26% 1.49%
Families 0.82% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2018 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 Density # 10 96th
Diversity Index # 90 60th
Median Household Income # 49 79th
Per Capita Income # 19 92nd

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