Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$37,191$24,280$29,829
Median household income$63,778$49,174$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,519$59,554$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,102$30,762$35,192
Median earnings male$39,423$31,790$36,919
Median earnings female$28,887$20,292$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%3.9%4.7%
Poverty level12.0%15.2%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Boise is 25% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Boise is 15% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Boise is 30% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Boise is 20% lower than the national average

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      $42,514 $63,778 $127,556
      $32,779 $49,174 $98,348
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Boise median earnings by income bracket

      Boise employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%11.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.2%13.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.8%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%13.5%
      Public administration5.3%5.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%5.9%
      Education, health & social services13.7%13.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Hidden Springs, ID3,416$122,188120.9%
      Robie Creek, ID1,380$102,27984.9%
      Eagle, ID28,145$91,41465.2%
      Meridian, ID107,787$76,40338.1%
      Star, ID9,819$71,75929.7%
      Boise, ID228,057$63,77815.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Richmond, VA229,233$51,4217.1%
      Windsor, ON230,583n/a 
      Richmond, BC222,489n/a 
      Hialeah, FL233,876$38,47130.5%
      Baton Rouge, LA222,191$44,17720.1%
      Boise, ID228,057$63,77815.3%
      Source: The Boise, ID employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).