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Moscow, ID
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Moscow profile


Living in Moscow



Moscow is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 26,249 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Moscow is the 13th largest community in Idaho.

Also of interest is that Moscow has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Moscow has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Moscow lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Moscow is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Moscow people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Moscow, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Moscow spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.87 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Moscow. 52.23% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Moscow in 2018 was $28,075, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,300 for a family of four. However, Moscow contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Moscow is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moscow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moscow residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Moscow include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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