Boise Climate and Demographics

CLIMATE

The elevation of Boise is 2,842 feet above sea level and is considered “high desert” with temperatures ranging from an average range of 22 – 36 degrees in January to 58 – 90 degrees in July. The Boise valley receives an average of 12 inches of precipitation per year. Boise’s climate has four definite seasons but rarely receives snow in the valley.

DEMOGRAPHICS FOR THE BOISE -NAMPA MSA (Metro statistical area)*

Summary – 2000 / 2007

  • Population – 464,840 / 587,526
  • Households – 170,291 / 218,578
  • Families – 120,145 / 152,529
  • Average Household Size – 2.67 / 2.63
  • Owner Occupied HUs – 122,323 / 160,723
  • Renter Occupied HUs – 47,968 / 57,855
  • Median Age – 32.5 / 33.2

Race and Ethnicity as of 2007*

White Alone – 518,638 or 88.3%
Black Alone – 3,670 or 0.6%
American Indian Alone – 4,822 or 0.8%
Asian Alone – 9,576 or 1.6%
Pacific Islander Alone – 877 or 0.1%
Some Other Race Alone – 35,800 or 6.1%
Two or More Races – 14,143 or 2.4%
Hispanic Origin (Any Race) – 61,742 or 10.5%

*These statistics were provided by Boise Valley Economic Partnership.

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