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-Mild climate
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting


-Economic cycles
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Boise City-Nampa Metro Area

Boise is the capital, largest city, and cultural center of Idaho. The clean and attractive downtown is framed by mountains to the northeast and irrigated agricultural plains to the west. The economy is a diverse blend of agriculture, agricultural processing, light manufacturing, and high-tech industries, including Micron Technology (semiconductors), Hewlett-Packard, and J.R. Simplot (agriculture and french-fry fame). The presence of state government rounds out the economic picture. More recently, the mountains, pleasant climate and low costs relative to other West Coast locations has brought a strong surge of migrants, many from California, and the typical construction real estate and service businesses that emerge from such migration. Considerable recent job growth has resulted from this migration.


Quick Facts About Nampa

    The unemployment rate in Nampa is 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Nampa jobs have Increased by 2.49 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Nampa's cost of living is 12.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Nampa's population is 81,667 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.12 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Nampa is $101,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.30 percent.
    Nampa public schools spend $6,958 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 23.6 students per teacher in Nampa.

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