Boise Metro Area

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  4. Boise Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Boise Metro Area Family Information
  6. Boise Metro Area Education Information
  7. Boise Metro Area Business Information
  8. Boise Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  9. Boise Metro Area Criminal Information
  10. Boise Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Boise Metro Area Counties
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Boise Metro Area Legal Resources

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Boise Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 464,840
  • Land Area (2000): 30,530.082 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 117.392 square kilometers

Boise Metro Area Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
1999 403,671 2002 448,110 2005 Not Available
2000 421,612 2003 507,451 2006 558,432
2001 441,385 2004 520,943 2007 586,066

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Houses (2000): 181,170

Boise Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 775,634 82.75%
 Rural, Farm 22,821 2.43%
 Rural, Non-farm 138,832 14.81%

Boise Metro Area Real Estate Lawyers provide services for home buying/selling, commercial real estate, leases, landlord tenant, construction, land use and zoning laws. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Employment Information

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Boise Metro Area Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 164,391 156,985 7,406 4.50% 45
1991 170,081 161,718 8,363 4.92% 49
1992 179,011 170,026 8,986 5.02% 50
1993 188,418 179,452 8,966 4.76% 48
1994 202,659 194,363 8,296 4.09% 41
1995 210,601 202,041 8,560 4.06% 41
1996 220,239 211,344 8,896 4.04% 40
1997 228,436 219,974 8,463 3.70% 37
1998 238,407 229,344 9,062 3.80% 38
1999 243,314 234,525 8,789 3.61% 36
2000 252,168 242,887 9,281 3.68% 37
2001 260,414 249,680 10,734 4.12% 41
2002 261,350 248,096 13,254 5.07% 51
2003 264,968 251,796 13,172 4.97% 50
2004 267,694 256,261 11,433 4.27% 43
2005 279,102 269,241 9,861 3.53% 35
2006 289,775 281,669 8,106 2.80% 28
2007 296,104 288,364 7,741 2.61% 26
2008 294,204 282,865 11,339 3.85% 39
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 298,120 286,576 11,544 3.87% 39
Feb 2008 295,818 285,058 10,760 3.64% 36
Mar 2008 294,604 283,923 10,681 3.63% 36
Apr 2008 292,239 282,861 9,378 3.21% 32
May 2008 292,824 283,882 8,942 3.05% 31
Jun 2008 294,284 283,170 11,114 3.78% 38
Jul 2008 295,669 283,687 11,982 4.05% 41
Aug 2008 292,738 279,184 13,554 4.63% 46
Sep 2008 291,539 277,447 14,092 4.83% 48
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Boise Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 34,036 13.57%
2. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 24,190 9.65%
3. Public Administration 13,880 5.54%
4. Accommodation and Food Services 12,566 5.01%
5. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 12,012 4.79%
6. Educational Services 10,790 4.30%
7. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 9,844 3.93%
8. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 9,174 3.66%
9. Health Care 8,724 3.48%
10. Finance and Insurance 7,130 2.84%
11. Food Manufacturing 6,518 2.60%
12. Repair and Maintenance 6,052 2.41%
13. Food and Beverage Stores 5,770 2.30%
14. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 5,202 2.07%
15. Truck Transportation 4,790 1.91%
16. Wood Manufacturing 4,600 1.83%
17. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4,306 1.72%
18. Building Materials / Hardware / Lawn and Garden Supplies 3,898 1.55%
19. Utilities 3,834 1.53%
20. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 3,780 1.51%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Health Care 28,362 13.54%
2. Educational Services 23,306 11.12%
3. Accommodation and Food Services 14,468 6.91%
4. Public Administration 12,820 6.12%
5. Finance and Insurance 12,516 5.97%
6. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 11,892 5.68%
7. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 10,128 4.83%
8. Social Assistance 8,364 3.99%
9. Food and Beverage Stores 7,680 3.67%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 7,036 3.36%
11. Department and Other General Stores 5,040 2.41%
12. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 4,726 2.26%
13. Construction 4,354 2.08%
14. Personal and Laundry Services 3,964 1.89%
15. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 3,814 1.82%
16. Food Manufacturing 3,782 1.81%
17. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 3,392 1.62%
18. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 3,264 1.56%
19. Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing / Hunting 2,256 1.08%
20. Used Merchandise / Gift / Misc. Stores 1,880 0.90%

Boise Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Management Occupations 12,794 5.10%
2. Other Sales and Related Occupations 11,218 4.47%
3. Other Installation / Maintenance 10,796 4.31%
4. Other Production Occupations 9,540 3.80%
5. Computer Specialists 8,834 3.52%
6. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 8,678 3.46%
7. Engineers 8,176 3.26%
8. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 8,144 3.25%
9. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 7,928 3.16%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 7,608 3.03%
11. Other Construction Trades 7,104 2.83%
12. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 6,414 2.56%
13. Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 5,970 2.38%
14. Vehicle Mechanics 5,946 2.37%
15. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 5,736 2.29%
16. Carpenters 5,506 2.20%
17. Agricultural Workers 5,084 2.03%
18. Top Executives 4,784 1.91%
19. Business Operations Specialists 4,430 1.77%
20. Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 4,408 1.76%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 12,608 6.02%
2. Secretaries and Admins 11,428 5.45%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 8,490 4.05%
4. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 7,962 3.80%
5. Other Management Occupations 7,326 3.50%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 7,220 3.45%
7. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 7,018 3.35%
8. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 6,792 3.24%
9. Customer Service Representatives 6,590 3.15%
10. Business Operations Specialists 6,510 3.11%
11. Registered Nurses 5,964 2.85%
12. Child Care Workers 5,866 2.80%
13. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 5,568 2.66%
14. Cashiers 5,038 2.40%
15. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 4,932 2.35%
16. Nursing / Psychiatric / Home Health 4,794 2.29%
17. Other Production Occupations 4,614 2.20%
18. Health Technologists and Technicians 4,602 2.20%
19. Waiters and Waitresses 4,434 2.12%
20. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 4,256 2.03%

Boise Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 415,427 59.27%
15-35 hours 89,941 12.83%
1-14 hours 24,809 3.54%
No regular hours 170,780 24.36%

Boise Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 11,473 2.61%
5 AM-5:29 AM 10,178 2.31%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 16,890 3.84%
6 AM-6:29 AM 29,541 6.71%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 49,403 11.23%
7 AM-7:29 AM 70,453 16.01%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 80,939 18.39%
8 AM-8:29 AM 47,284 10.74%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 24,495 5.57%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 24,016 5.46%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 10,951 2.49%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 5,363 1.22%
Noon-3:59 PM 25,814 5.87%
4 PM-11:59 PM 33,294 7.57%

Boise Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 14,820 3.37%
5-9 52,448 11.92%
10-14 78,846 17.92%
15-19 85,726 19.48%
20-24 80,365 18.26%
25-29 28,028 6.37%
30-34 52,647 11.96%
35-39 7,235 1.64%
40-44 8,824 2.01%
45-59 17,155 3.90%
60-89 8,418 1.91%
At least 90 5,582 1.27%

Boise Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 1,266 0.29% 338,967 77.02%
30-44 836 0.19% 67,870 15.42%
45-59 390 0.09% 16,765 3.81%
At least 60 482 0.11% 13,518 3.07%

Boise Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 4,286 0.93%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 53,614 11.65%
 Car / truck / van, solo 364,970 79.29%
 Motorcycle 592 0.13%
 Other 3,000 0.65%
 Public transportation 2,974 0.65%
 Walked 10,658 2.32%
 Worked at home 20,186 4.39%

Boise Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 341,032 (908,854 people)
Families (2000): 242,504 (765,036 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 110,834
People at same address in 1995: 388,496

Boise Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 23,554 6.85%
$10,000-$14,999 19,560 5.69%
$15,000-$19,999 22,492 6.54%
$20,000-$24,999 25,419 7.40%
$25,000-$29,999 23,943 6.97%
$30,000-$34,999 24,386 7.10%
$35,000-$39,999 22,250 6.47%
$40,000-$44,999 22,789 6.63%
$45,000-$49,999 19,475 5.67%
$50,000-$59,999 32,806 9.55%
$60,000-$74,999 38,438 11.18%
$75,000-$99,999 35,109 10.22%
$100,000-$124,999 15,407 4.48%
$125,000-$149,999 6,789 1.98%
$150,000-$199,999 5,511 1.60%
$200,000 or more 5,762 1.68%

Boise Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 38,388 22.54%
 Family, 2 people 49,044 28.80%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 9,161 5.38%
 Family, 3 people 26,365 15.48%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 1,787 1.05%
 Family, 4 people 25,206 14.80%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 549 0.32%
 Family, 5 people 11,828 6.95%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 180 0.11%
 Family, 6 people 4,778 2.81%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 46 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 2,924 1.72%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 35 0.02%

Boise Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 291,521 30.67%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 128,025 13.47%
Public Assistance 10,577 1.11%
Retirement 48,399 5.09%
Self Employment 55,776 5.87%
Social Security 74,232 7.81%
Supplemental Security 10,795 1.14%
Wage / Salary 280,069 29.47%
Other 51,030 5.37%

Boise Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 99,933 49.84%
 With children under 18 100,571 50.16%

Boise Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 36,353 10.23%
 Married 219,165 61.66%
 Never Married 93,868 26.41%
 Widowed 6,031 1.70%

Boise Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 46,364 12.86%
 Married 214,862 59.62%
 Never Married 70,821 19.65%
 Widowed 28,351 7.87%

Boise Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Education Information

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Boise Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 31,846 4.74%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 74,077 11.03%
 High school diploma or equivalent 181,918 27.09%
 Some college, no degree 189,620 28.23%
 Associate degree 42,731 6.36%
 Bachelors degree 106,524 15.86%
 Graduate or professional degree 44,906 6.69%

Boise Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 6,914 1.49% 8,001 1.72% 14,915 3.21%
Kindergarten 12,708 2.73% 1,664 0.36% 14,372 3.09%
Grades 1-4 54,492 11.72% 5,096 1.10% 59,588 12.82%
Grades 5-8 53,991 11.61% 4,607 0.99% 58,598 12.61%
Grades 9-12 52,802 11.36% 4,068 0.88% 56,870 12.23%
Undergrad college 33,370 7.18% 7,270 1.56% 40,640 8.74%
Graduate or professional school 6,772 1.46% 1,381 0.30% 8,153 1.75%
Total 221,049 47.55% 32,087 6.90% 253,136 54.46%

Boise Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Business Information

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Boise Metro Area Businesses Changes By Year

Year  Business Births  Business Deaths
2001 1,797 1,483
2002 1,723 1,340
2003 1,811 1,379
2004 2,128 1,366

Boise Metro Area Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Boise Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 830,963 90.67%
 Below Poverty Level 85,539 9.33%

Boise Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 4,288

Boise Metro Area Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
1999 2.002 0.409 0.020 0.260 2.690 0.000 7.291 27.500 1.955 36.745
2000 2.443 0.346 0.009 0.232 3.031 0.000 7.355 28.275 2.021 37.651
2001 0.000 1.792 0.202 9.069 11.063 0.000 30.502 125.113 34.439 190.054
2002 2.319 0.533 0.027 0.324 3.202 0.000 6.960 28.299 2.810 38.069
2003 2.049 0.504 0.026 0.270 2.850 0.000 6.476 25.350 2.481 34.307
2004 2.254 0.605 0.023 0.273 3.154 0.000 5.494 22.200 2.549 30.243
2005 Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available
2006 2.045 0.464 0.027 0.331 2.867 0.000 5.863 19.062 2.133 27.058
2007 0.474 0.147 0.002 0.123 0.746 0.000 1.961 8.460 0.623 11.043

Boise Metro Area Crime Index

Year  Index
1999 15,919
2000 17,152
2001 0
2002 18,494

Boise Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Boise Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Boise Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 74,403 16.01%
10-19 Years 71,375 15.35%
20-29 Years 69,129 14.87%
30-39 Years 71,982 15.49%
40-49 Years 69,312 14.91%
50-59 Years 47,767 10.28%
60-69 Years 26,936 5.79%
70-79 Years 21,023 4.52%
80-89 Years 10,931 2.35%
90+ Years 1,982 0.43%

Boise Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 232,706 50.06%
 Female 232,134 49.94%

Boise Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 402,616 86.61%
 Hispanic/Latino 41,659 8.96%
 Multiracial 7,815 1.68%
 Asian 6,276 1.35%
 Amerindian 3,160 0.68%
 African-American 2,191 0.47%
 Pacific Islander 598 0.13%
 Other Race 525 0.11%

Boise Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. German 179,159 21.64%
2. English 147,636 17.83%
3. Irish 102,579 12.39%
4. United States Or American 75,178 9.08%
5. Norwegian 31,934 3.86%
6. Scottish 31,538 3.81%
7. French Non-Basque 29,051 3.51%
8. Swedish 28,274 3.42%
9. Italian 25,849 3.12%
10. Dutch 23,836 2.88%

Boise Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 769,123 89.30%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 64,289 7.46%
3. German 4,058 0.47%
4. French 3,065 0.36%
5. Serbo Croatian 2,338 0.27%
6. Vietnamese 2,024 0.23%
7. Other Indo European 1,496 0.17%
8. Japanese 1,474 0.17%
9. Chinese 1,364 0.16%
10. Other Slavic 1,076 0.12%

Boise Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 884,301 94.35%
 Naturalized immigrant 18,101 1.93%
 Not a citizen 34,885 3.72%

Boise Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Boise Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


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