Census 2010: Idaho › Boise City

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Boise City

Square miles: 80.0 Population per sq. mile: 2,591.5

  • 2010 population: 205,671
  • 2000 population: 185,787
  • Total change: 19,884 (10.7%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 27.6%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 35.3 years old

Boise City population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1,4040.7%1,3000.7%8.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander4570.2%3020.2%51.3%
Other race5,1392.5%3,2411.7%58.6%
Two or more races6,1363.0%4,4332.4%38.4%
*Hispanic origin14,6067.1%8,4104.5%73.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 46,800 (22.7%)

Diversity Index: 44.5%

Ages 18+

Population: 158,917 (77.3%)

Diversity Index: 26.8%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native3220.7%1,0820.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1220.3%3350.2%
Other race1,7303.7%3,4112.1%
Two or more races2,8206.0%3,3182.1%
*Hispanic origin5,38011.5%9,2265.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population101,690 (49.4%)
Median age34.3
Population103,981 (50.6%)
Median age36.5
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1026,10012.7%13,20013.0%12,90012.4%
10 to 19 years26,80013.0%13,50013.3%13,20012.7%
20 to 29 years34,50016.8%17,50017.2%16,90016.3%
30 to 39 years28,10013.7%14,50014.3%13,60013.1%
40 to 49 years28,20013.7%14,20014.0%14,10013.6%
50 to 59 years28,40013.8%13,80013.6%14,60014.0%
60 to 69 years18,0008.8%8,6908.6%9,3008.9%
70 to 79 years8,8104.3%3,8503.8%4,9704.8%
80 and older6,9403.4%2,4302.4%4,5004.3%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.0
Households 50,647 (59.1%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.4
Households 35,057 (40.9%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 21,973 25.6% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 15,968 18.6% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 1,634 1.9% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 2,211 2.6% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 3,500 4.1% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 5,361 6.3% ...
Single male living alone 11,786 13.8% n/a
Single female living alone 14,419 16.8% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 8,852 10.3% n/a
Total 85,704 100% n/a
Family households 50,647 59.1% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 23,540 27.5% ...
Non-family households 35,057 40.9% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 17,001 19.8% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.5
Avg. household size2.2
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties3.1%
Renter-occupied properties8.6%
Overall vacancy rate7.5%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant6,996 7.5%
For rent3,1543.4%
Rented, but unoccupied1810.2%
For sale1,6841.8%
Sold, but unoccupied2340.3%
Seasonal use only5950.6%
Other vacant units1,1481.2%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team