Idaho's largest cities, including Boise, are growing at a much faster rate than the state's smallest cities. The population of foreign-born individuals or those born outside the United States is 13,695; of these, 7,829 are naturalized U. S. citizens, 2,150 are from Europe, 3,081 from Asia, 581 from Africa, 1,421 from Latin America and 596 from North America.
The average age of the population in Boise is 37.6 years old. The population of Boise by age is 44,520 people aged 16 and over is 188,728; 18 and over is 184,445; 21 and over is 172,019; and 65 and over is 41,731. The Asian population in Boise is 5,829 people; as a percentage of the total population, 2.5% are Asian. Of these individuals, 921 are Asian Indians, 1,920 are Chinese, 371 are Filipino, 324 are Japanese, 455 are Korean, 752 are Vietnamese and 1,086 are from other Asian countries. Boise is part of the Boise City-Nampa Metropolitan Statistical Area or Treasure Valley which includes Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee counties in southwestern Idaho.
This area has seen a significant population growth in recent years due to its attractive location and strong economy. In fact, the Treasure Valley has seen an increase of more than 20% in its population since 2010. During the 1980s most refugees who settled in Idaho and Boise in particular came from Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. In the late 1980s many refugees from the Soviet Union arrived in Idaho; these included evangelical Christians who were persecuted for their religious beliefs and political dissidents. The chart below shows the seven races represented in Boise City as a proportion of the total population.
The city of Boise has a diverse population with a variety of ethnic backgrounds. According to the most recent census data from 2019, the city's population was estimated to be 228,790 people. This makes it the third largest city in Idaho after Nampa and Meridian. The majority of residents identify as white (83%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (9%), Asian (2%), African American (2%), Native American (1%) and other races (3%).
The city has seen a steady growth in its population over the past decade due to its strong economy and attractive location. In addition to being home to several large companies such as Micron Technology and HP Inc., Boise also offers a variety of cultural attractions such as museums and art galleries as well as outdoor activities like hiking and skiing. In conclusion, Boise is a vibrant city with a diverse population that continues to grow each year. With its strong economy and attractive location it is no wonder why so many people choose to call it home.