Boise is a relatively large city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 228,790 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Boise is the largest community in Idaho.
Unlike some cities, Boise isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Boise are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Boise is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boise who work in office and administrative support (11.87%), sales jobs (11.17%), and management occupations (10.48%).
Also of interest is that Boise has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing that you will notice about Boise is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Boise a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Boise is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.09% of adults in Boise have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Boise in 2010 was $33,287, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,148 for a family of four. However, Boise contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Boise is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Boise home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Boise residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Boise include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Boise is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.