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Boise
  • City in Idaho

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade A minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Boise is a city in Idaho with a population of 228,057. Boise is in Ada County and is one of the best places to live in Idaho. Living in Boise offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Boise there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Boise and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Boise are above average.

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About Boise...
Population
228,057

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$282,900
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,009
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    193.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    73.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    23.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    207.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,312.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

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