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COMPARE CITIES FOR Idaho


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for three of the best places to retire in Idaho.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Idaho Cities
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 46,402 214,237 54,350 74,624
Population (1990) 24,563 125,738 46,080 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 16 79 32 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,900 2,712 1,698 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $261,528 $252,781 $168,658 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 100.2% 64.8% 74.6% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 5.1% 8.1% 5.7% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 4.7% 3.4% 3.8% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $203,000 $282,000 $282,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 104% 73% 48% 104%
Big City Boise Salt Lake City Salt Lake City na
Monthly Rent $1,121 $1,199 $926 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 15.7 14.2 12.2 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 87% 87% 72% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 81% 68% 65% 71%
Moderate Days 19% 30% 33% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 2% 2% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 9% 5% 7% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 91% 95% 93% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 83 38 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 34 miles 0 miles 165 miles 72 miles
City Spokane Boise Salt Lake City na
Recreation
National Parks 2 2 5 7
National Campgrounds 32 52 42 26
State Parks 7 2 2 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 7 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 287 675 71 324
2014 250 467 65 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 15% 45% 9% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 35 35 30 37
White 93.8% 89.0% 90.5% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.4% 1.5% 1.0% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.2% 0.7% 1.7% 0.8%
Asian 0.8% 3.2% 1.6% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 0.9% 2.5% 2.3% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.8% 3.0% 2.8% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 4.3% 7.1% 7.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $51,971 $64,202 $52,778 $69,596
Occupied Housing 91% 93% 93% 83%
Vacant Housing 9% 7% 7% 17%
Home Ownership 56% 61% 63% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.90 3.00 3.10 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.0% 6.0% 6.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 106 days 106 days 106 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 22 F 22 F 16 F 27 F
July High Temp 83 F 88 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 26 in 19 in 13 in 35 in
Elevation 2,133 ft 3,885 ft 4,440 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 6% 8% 15% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High Low Low Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano Low Ash Fall Low Ash Fall Low Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 55 31 29 40
Property Crimes 454 313 314 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 6,540 6,325 7,109 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 426 648 387 1,253
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