B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  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
    B+

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 nice place to raise a family. There are good people here with good Christian values. There is shopping nearby and two hospitals. It is a growing town. The public school system is very low quality with a lot of nonenglish speaking children so the bar is set pretty low. We are disappointed that so many farmers are selling off their land to developers. We like the country feel of this place without living in the country. Downtown Nampa is kind of run down and a lot of crime seems to happen there, especially at night. There is some gang activity reported here in Nampa and Caldwell.