Idaho : What you need to know

A mountainous state with many lakes, rivers and 25 state parks, Idaho is an outdoor recreation wonderland. The Gem State is ranked high for being very welcoming to small business, while large industry sectors experiencing major success include energy, science and technology. Best places to live in Idaho are Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Coeur d’Alene. Top university choices are Boise State, Idaho State and the University of Idaho.


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Idaho Profile

Quick Facts

Population 1616547
Latest Population Increase 1.06%
Median Household Income $1616547
Median Home Price $162900
Median Property Tax $1189
Median Rent $68.9

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.2%
  Unemployed 3.8%

Race

  Ethnicity White 91.7%
  Ethnicity Black 0.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 11.8%
  Ethnicity Indian 1.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.4%

Employment Rate

  Employed 96.2%
  Unemployed 3.8%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 17.7%
  Associate's Degree 9.2%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 8.2%
  High School Graduate 27.5%
  Some College, No Degree 26.9%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 25.9%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.5%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 5.6%
Construction 7.1%
Manufacturing 9.9%
Wholesale Trade 2.6%
Retail Trade 12.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.8%
Information 1.9%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 5.2%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 9.7%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 22.7%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.4%
Public Administration 5.2%

Housing

  Homes Rent 68.9%
  Homes Owned 31.1%

Idaho Rankings


Best places to Live in Idaho
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Aberdeen 2,046 $87,600 $38,649
Acequia 140 $65,000 $0
Albion 254 $131,300 $52,813
American Falls 4,380 $122,900 $42,308
Ammon 14,469 $169,200 $61,725
Arbon Valley 715 $124,100 $45,585
Arco 955 $75,400 $31,681
Arimo 344 $113,200 $51,250
Ashton 968 $114,300 $39,688
Athol 798 $95,000 $37,880
Atomic City 21 $0 $33,750
Bancroft 308 $93,200 $46,319
Banks 9 $0 $0
Basalt 344 $112,100 $33,214
Bellevue 2,514 $219,200 $45,843
Bennington 286 $177,900 $58,125
Blackfoot 11,843 $123,400 $38,406
Blanchard 160 $183,900 $73,036
Bliss 346 $103,100 $25,000
Bloomington 188 $167,200 $47,083