Boise is a relatively large city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 228,959 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Boise is the largest community in Idaho.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Boise is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 noticeable about Boise, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Boise is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Boise a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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 2018 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.