Boise demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,6671991
Median age35.835.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%60%55%
Speak English90%89%79%
Speak Spanish5%8%13%
Boise, ID has a population of 218,677 and is the 100th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,667 per sq mi which is 13880% higher than the Idaho average and 2844% higher than the national average. The median age in Boise is 36 which is approximately equal to the Idaho average of 36. In Boise, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 44% of Boise residents were born in Idaho, 47% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Boise is 13880% higher than Idaho.
  • The median age in Boise is equal to Idaho.
  • In Boise 89.00% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Boise 1.78% of the population is African American.
  • In Boise 3.40% of the population is Asian.

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Boise population breakdown by race

African American1.78%0.64%12.63%
American Indian0.81%1.31%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.12%0.12%0.18%
Mixed race3.36%2.57%3.06%
Other race1.52%2.74%4.75%
In Boise, 8.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Boise age breakdown

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Source: The Boise, ID demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).