Boise, ID
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Boise is a relatively large city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 218,281 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Boise is the largest community in Idaho.

Boise real estate is some of the most expensive in Idaho, although Boise house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Boise is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.92%), sales jobs (11.73%), and management occupations (10.26%).

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.

The education level of Boise citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.83% of adults in Boise have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Boise in 2010 was $29,289, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,156 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, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Boise is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.