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Boise-Nampa Metro Statistical Area

An area also known as the Treasure Valley. It is the state’s largest metro area and includes Idaho’s three largest cities; Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. It also encompasses the municipalities of Caldwell, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna and others.

Five counties in southwestern Idaho comprise the Boise- Nampa MSA; Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee. Nearly 40 percent of Idaho’s total population lives in the area.

Combined the total population is estimated to be well over 778,000 people in 2020. The metro area is currently the third largest in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Portland, and is the 80th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

778k+ Population

$82,312 Average
Household Income

34.2 Median Age

National Rankings

  • Idaho is the 2nd fastest growing state in the nation
  • The Boise area is ranked as the 29th “Best Places for Business and Careers” (Forbes 2019)
  • Four seasons of world-class outdoor recreation, Idaho is world-renowned for; skiing, hiking, cycling, fishing, rock climbing, rafting and more
  • Boise Metro ranked the 8th fastest growing metro in the country
  • #4 Best City for First Time Homebuyers (Smart Asset 2020)
  • #1 City whose jobs are recovering (WalletHub 2020)
  • Best Places to Retire (Forbes 2020)
  • #1 Real Estate Market (WalletHub 2020)
  • #1 Best City for a Coronavirus Recovery (Forbes 2020)
  • #6 City with the most employment opportunities (The Traveler 2020)
  • #10 Best City for Jobs (Yahoo Money 2020)
  • #5 Best City for Starting a Business (Inc 2019)
  • #1 Moving Destination (National movers study 2020)



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