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  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
Nampa is a town in Idaho with a population of 89,576. Nampa is in Canyon County. Living in Nampa offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nampa there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Nampa and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Nampa...
Population
89,576

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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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
    181.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    75.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    22.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,846
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    296.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Nampa

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,058
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Idaho since my birth in 2001. I grew up in an abusive family and only recently left home after turning 18. The police and child protective services in nampa are inadequate and made only a few pitiful investigations into my case.

While the town does have a beautiful public library, there's virtually no development on the part of the city counsel. The town has continued to sprawl in all directions as subdivisions add to its limits. At this point, the town is mostly subdivisions.

Politically it is conservative and pseudo red-neck.
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I moved to Nampa, Idaho before I could walk. Most of my mental map is made up of 12th Avenue and Caldwell Blvd, where there is access to almost everything a 20 year old girl could want, my favorite highlight is the Nampa Public Library. There are spread out strip malls with mostly fields, farms, neighborhoods and parks filling this space. A family oriented feeling permeates throughout. If your car breaks down, people will check to see if you're okay. As far as advancements, I would like to see Nampa become more cyclist and pedestrian friendly. Many streets don't have bike lines or lanes that have abrupt endings.
A town that is starting to feel more like a city is handling the growth well. Historic downtown is filled with vape stores and antique shops. It might take some searching, but there is charm in the food trucks (Lamai Thai) and restaurants around downtown.
People care about each other here, down town is small but unique. The schools are trying very hard to not only prepare students for college but for trade schools or careers to start immediately out of high school to fit a variety of goals by students. Not everyone wants to go on to college, ask Mike Rowe!

There is a variety a food place to eat too! There is also often big name concerts at the Idaho Center.