Quick Facts

The Boise metropolitan area encompasses Ada, Boise, Canyon, Gem and Owyhee counties, which Nampa is a part of. The area covers 11,738 square miles, 14.2 percent of the state, and varies from high desert to beautiful forests on rugged mountains to deep river canyons.

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(April 2017 Estimate, COMPASS)
The Boise-Nampa MSA has an estimated population of 676,909 (2015 estimate)

cost of doing business

Cost of Doing Business

Nearly 1/3 lower than California and Washington
No tax on services

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Cost of Living

94.7% of the national average

Average cost of home is


of the national average



( 2016, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Trained and productive workforce
Unemployment 4.1%
Median age in Nampa 30.6 (National median: 37.6)
Workforce in Nampa 39,209 Workforce within a 45-minute draw area 327,148

The Boise-Nampa Metro is the third largest metro in the Northwest with 30% growth projected by 2020.

Quality of Life

Unsurpassed Quality of Life

Small-Town Feel and "Big Time Fun"

Four beautiful seasons that offer an endless variety of outdoor recreation: skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, rafting, paddle-boarding, sky-diving, and more

Nampa has an immense choice of amenities within a short reach, to compliment anyone's taste: Ford Idaho Center entertainment venue, Nampa Civic and Convention Center, Northwest Nazarene Brandt Center, Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Lake Lowell, Sunnyslope wine trail, Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, Bogus Basis Ski Resort, Ridgecrest Golf Course, and others.

The Boise-Nampa area is ranked as one of the more secure large metro areas in the U.S. out of 114 regions nationally with populations of >500,000 (Farmers Insurance Group)

Nampa School District has a rich selection of K-12 schools that empower kids with various opportunities to compliment the traditional academics with professional technical programs as well

Amazing post-secondary educational opportunities



•Nampa has a distinct cultural heritage that embraces an attitude that no one is irrelevant
•More than two dozen language courses are available through local universities and community education programs
•Annual diversity events and resources include the Soul Food Extravaganza, PRIDE Activities, Hispanic Cultural Center, Black History Museum



Boise airport is served by six airlines that offer direct flights to twenty major U.S. markets with connecting flights to thousands of cities worldwide, and a variety of charters, commuters and air taxis. To see a map of the nonstop destinations, please click here.

Boise Airport serves more than 3,000,000 people a year and is less than five miles from downtown Boise, and less than 20 miles from Nampa.

Nampa Municipal Airport is a key aviation resource to professional pilots, businessmen, corporate and recreational aircraft. This airport has over 300 based aircraft and handles over 72,000 operations annually.

More than two dozen language courses available through local universities and community education programs.

ValleyRide provides public bus transportation throughout the Boise Valley.

Treasure Valley Transit provide public transportation throughout Nampa.

Annual diversity and cultural events and resources include the Hispanic Cultural Center in Nampa, the Black History Museum, PRIDE activities, Soul Food Extravaganza, Western Heritage Festival, Celtic Festival and Highland Games, and more. To search for events, click here.


•Average Temperatures: January (21ºF), July (91.0ºF)
•Annual Average Temperature: 50.7ºF
•Average annual precipitation: 11.1 inches of rain, 9.9 inches of snow
•Average afternoon humidity: 44%
•Elevation: 2,512
•Annual Days of Sun: 207

National Rankings

National Rankings

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Ranked as one of the"Top Ten Most Outdoorsy" states

Men's Journal August 2017

Ranked #1 "Best-Run City in America"

Wallethub.com  July 2017

Ranked one of the top 20 States for "General Well-Being"

Gallup February 2017

Ranked #1 "Most Affordable City in Idaho"

Livability (September 2016)

Ranked #6 "Happiest States in America"
Wallethub, (September 2016)

Ranked #2 "Best-Run City in America"
Wallethub.com (June 2016)

WhyNampa.com website - One of the Top 76 Best Resources for Starting a Business in Idaho

Startup Savant (May 2016)

Ranked #7 in "States with Lowest Tax Rate"

Wallethub, (March 2016)

#1 Lowest Cost Metro in the Pacific U.S.

KPMG Competitive Alternatives (April 2016)

Top States for Job Growth

Forbes (January 2016) and Kiplinger (2016)

Ranked #2 "State for Volunteerism"

Corporation for National & Community Service (December 2015)

Ranked #2 "Top Up-and-Coming City for College Grads"

ZipRecruiter (May 2015)

Ranked #1 "State for Job Growth"

governing.com (May 2015)

#4 Best Travel-Worthy State Capital

USA Today (January 2015)

Nampa - #8 "Best Affordable Places To Live"

Livability.com (2015)