Kuna, Idaho

Kuna, Idaho
The park next to Indian Creek in Kuna

Kuna began life as the end of a railroad line that was supposed to be going to Boise. For many years there was also a stage coach line that ran a regular schedule between the mining camp at Silver City (maybe 8 miles south of Kuna) and the mining camp at Idaho City on the other side of Boise. Over time an agricultural economy grew up and the settlement at Kuna grew slowly. The population started to pick up in the 1990's as more and more high-tech industry was attracted to nearby Nampa and Boise and workers gravitated more to the relative peace and quiet of Kuna. Between 2000 and 2006, Kuna more than doubled in population.

Most folks get to the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area by going through Kuna. The Western Heritage Historic Byway also passes through Kuna on its way south to Swan Falls Dam.

On Main Street in Kuna
Fast Facts about Kuna, Idaho
Kuna, Ada County, ID 83634
Elevation: 2,694'
Latitude: 43.4931°N
Longitude: 116.4189°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 84.8%
Hispanic: 10.9%
African-American: 1.0%
Asian: 0.5
Native American: 0.1%
Other: 0.1%
Two or More Races: 2.5%
High School or Higher: 89.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 2.4%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 6,612
Males: 3,247
Females: 3,365
Median Resident Age: 26.1 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $48,900
Estimated Median Home Value: $155,350
Population Density: 2,764 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Kuna: 91.3
Major Industries:
Construction, Computer & Electronic Products, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Building Materials, Repair & Maintenance, Health Care, Social Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 9.1%
Photo of downtown Kuna, Idaho courtesy of Jeremy Reeder, CCA ShareAlike 3.0 License.
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