Boise, ID
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Living in Boise


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.

Boise is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.51% 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 (13.07%), sales jobs (11.41%), and management occupations (10.67%).

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.

The education level of Boise ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Boise, 40.94% 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 2010 was $32,147, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,588 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 Chinese.