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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Payette is a town in Idaho with a population of 7,394. Payette is in Payette County. Living in Payette offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Payette and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Payette...
Population
7,394

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$108,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Payette Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    121.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    94.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    215.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    915.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Payette

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,655
National
$55,322
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I like the small town and that we are a close nit community that comes together to help one another regardless of background, income, race. We have amazing coaches who care about us and help us to achieve our goals. We might be small but we are mighty!
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There have been some issues with crime and safety. Recently, some students set fire to the high school's principal's house, luckily no one was hurt. They were able to catch the students and dealt with that. The police are always visible and quick to respond to situations.
The police are generally very friendly, although some may think extremely highly of themselves. These are the ones that you want to steer clear of as they are out to find ways to assert dominance occasionally. One of these men retired and the police force is more or less community friendly and helpful now.