Moscow, ID

Moscow profile

Living in Moscow

Moscow is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 25,435 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Moscow is the 13th largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities, Moscow isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Moscow are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Moscow is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moscow who work in teaching (14.81%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and food service (10.45%).

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.

One of the benefits of Moscow is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.69 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Moscow, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Moscow is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.70% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Moscow in 2018 was $24,421, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,684 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 Polish and Spanish.