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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$817
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Nampa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    238
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    91
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    591
    500
  • Theft
    2,010
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    286
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,210
National
$55,322
Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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Nampa has a "small town" feel with all of the "big city" perks, shopping, and activities to enjoy. The people are extremely friendly, the schools are excellent and inviting, with many extracurricular and academic opportunities, the job and housing markets are good, the cost of living is low, the 4 seasons are gorgeous, it's very close to many amazing parks and places for outdoor sports/recreation, and it's an incredible place to raise a family! I highly recommend Nampa, Idaho to anyone wishing to relocate!
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Nampa is a great affordable place to live. It is a short drive away from the states capital, a waterpark and fun zone, and many outdoor recreation areas. There is a diverse selection of activities no matter what season it is, because yes here in ID we actually experience all four. The people are extremely kind and there is no such thing as heavy traffic. This is a great place to raise kids!
Nampa is a decently populated town that's been growing steadily within the last decade. Having grown up here, my family has dealt with very little crime and my experience with the education system has been decent. Local dining is diverse enough to sate appetites of all kinds but the town could use some more mom and pop style restaurants rather than the current over saturation of big commercial chains. Entertainment and shopping options are quite limited and residents of Nampa often find themselves taking the quick 30 minute commute to Boise for a wider range in activities, but residents will still find it has it's fair share of outdoor and local events. I personally can't speak on my experiences with the real estate market or job market opportunites, but houses around here seem to be popping up fast and jobs seem to be readily available in high demand fields such as construction and food service. Overall Nampa is a rapidly developing community that has a lot to look forward to.