Boise City, ID 

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+24.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

119.6 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.1

summer / winter

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Boise City, ID

Boise, Idaho is an exciting city filled with plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy. Whether you're looking for a day at the slopes or some outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone here in Boise! Take a stroll through Julia Davis Park or visit the World Center for Birds of Prey to learn more about the local wildlife. Explore the Discovery Center of Idaho to learn about science and technology or take in a show at the historic Egyptian Theatre. Sports fans will love catching a game at Albertsons Stadium or going skiing at Bogus Basin Ski Resort. Regardless of your interests, there's always something fun to do in Boise! Mid-sized capital city - Southwestern Idaho, on a river plain at the base of the Boise Mountains.
State: Idaho
County: Ada County
Metro Area: Boise City Metro Area
City: Boise City
Zip Codes: 83709 83704 83706 83713 83705 83702 83716 83703 83712
Cost of Living: 19.6% higher
Time zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Elevation: 2868 ft above sea level
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Mild climate
Outdoor recreation
Attractive setting
Economic cycles
Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About Boise City 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.


The unemployment rate in Boise City is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Boise City jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Boise City's cost of living is 19.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Boise City's Cost of Living

September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Boise, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Ada county remained Republican, 50.0% to 46.1%. More Voting Stats

Boise City's population is 231,537 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 18.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Boise City is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.3%.

Boise City public schools spend $8,283 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.6 students per teacher in Boise City. More Education

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Housing Market in Boise City

It's not a good time to buy in Boise City. Home Appreciation is down -0.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Boise City is .

Reviews for Boise City   131 Reviews
Boise was the all-American town 30 years ago. - 6/20/2023
The people that made Boise the really appealing small-town America kind of place it was 30-40 years ago are gone. I moved here about 30 years ago. I'm not immediately... Read More

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Low wages and Months of hot weather. - 9/6/2022
My wife and I moved here in 2018 with pans to eventually buy a house and start a family. We bought a house at the end of 2019, if we hadn't there's no way we could... Read More

Boise is a Democratic stronghold in deep red ID. - 7/11/2022
Boise is often characterized as a right-leaning city, as Sperling mistakenly did in their synopsis of Boise. But, the truth is the city its not just blue; it is deep,... Read More

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