Boise

A place surrounded by rivers and foothills.

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Welcome to Boise

Boise, Idaho is where tranquility, wilderness, and adventure are only minutes from an energetic downtown with gourmet restaurants, funky local shops, and craft breweries galore. It’s a place surrounded by rivers and foothills where trails start near your front door and live theater performances are an Uber ride away.
 
The city of Boise has the largest population in the state of Idaho and is also the state capital, yet with a population of just over 225,000, it still is a very welcoming community where people say hello and wave to each other on the streets.
 
Outdoor recreation is a way of life in Boise. The Boise foothills have over 140 miles of trails, literally out of many residents' back door, for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking. The Greenbelt offers 25 miles of paved and dirt trails along the Boise River to run, ride, or stroll and hundreds of spots along the way to fish or play in the river. During the summer, floating the Boise River is a must and with Bogus Basin just 20 miles up the mountain, skiing is a huge part of the Boise winter.
 
Yes, as much as outdoor recreation is a way of life in Boise, so is the arts and music scene. There are annual jazz and music festivals, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and many other theater performances throughout the year. Home to the largest Basque community in the United States, there is a huge Basque festival, Jaialdi, held every five years – the next one in 2020. There’s the Boise Philharmonic, Ballet Idaho, Performing Arts, and several museums. Yes, if the outdoors isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll find plenty of other ways to fill your event calendar in Boise.
 
Boise is the quintessential city in that it’s large enough to have everything you could want or need at your fingertips, yet small enough to still be friendly and easy to navigate. It’s no wonder it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.

Overview for Boise, ID

231,537 people live in Boise, where the median age is 37.7 and the average individual income is $40,056. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

231,537

Total Population

37.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$40,056

Average individual Income

Around Boise, ID

There's plenty to do around Boise, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

66
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
91
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
26
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Scotty's Hot Dogs, Acme Bakeshop, and Shadow Puppet.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.3 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.65 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.14 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.33 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.25 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.84 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Boise, ID

Boise has 96,395 households, with an average household size of 2.37. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boise do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 231,537 people call Boise home. The population density is 2,754.42 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

231,537

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.7

Median Age

50.39 / 49.61%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
96,395

Total Households

2.37

Average Household Size

$40,056

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Boise, ID

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The following schools are within or nearby Boise. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Rolling Hills Public Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Idaho Connects Online Alternative School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Sage International School Of Boise
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
The Village Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Capital Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Highlands Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Hillcrest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Hillside Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
2/5
Lowell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Maple Grove Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Monroe Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Owyhee Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Roosevelt Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Valley View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Washington Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Treasure Valley Math/Science
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
4/5
Pioneer School Of The Arts
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lowell Scott Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Cecil D Andrus Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Frontier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Foothills School Of Arts & Sciences
PRIVATE
PreK - 9th
No rating available
St Marks Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Northview Montessori Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Boise Girls Academy-Teen Challenge Pacific Northwe
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Five Mile Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
iSUCCEED VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Collister Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
South Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
No rating available
Whittier Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Riverglen Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
1/5
Joplin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Pepper Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Hillside Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Peace Valley Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Horizon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Borah Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Koelsch Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Longfellow Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
Mountain View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Whitney Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Morley Nelson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Ustick Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Eliza Hart Spalding Stem Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Bishop Kelly High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Joseph's Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Children's School Of Boise
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Cole Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Inspire Virtual Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Empower Connections Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Fairmont Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
No rating available
Garfield Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Jefferson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Pierce Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Taft Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Les Bois Junior High School
PUBLIC
6th - 9th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Shadow Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Timberline High School
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
5/5
Liberty Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
White Pine Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Cynthia Mann Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Ada County Juvenile Center
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
No rating available
Grace Jordan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
McMillan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Summerwind School Of Math And Science
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Presidio High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
Rose Hill Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Sacred Heart Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Calvary Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Learning Treeinc
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Parkcenter Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Riverstone International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Lakewood Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Riverside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Hawthorne Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
North Junior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 9th
4/5
Wesleyan Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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