Boise is a relatively large city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 235,684 people and 75 constituent neighborhoods, Boise is the largest community in Idaho.
Housing costs in Boise are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Boise who work in management occupations (12.17%), office and administrative support (11.03%), and sales jobs (9.71%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Boise, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Boise ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Boise, 42.65% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Boise in 2018 was $37,191, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,764 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, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Boise is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.