Boise County, Idaho

Boise County is in central Idaho. Part of the Sawtooth Wilderness is here. This area was one of the richest gold mining districts in America after the 1862 discovery in the Boise Basin. More gold came from this valley than from all of Alaska. Boise County was founded in 1864 and contains 1,902 square miles of land and 4 square miles of water. The county seat is Idaho City.

Fast Facts about Boise County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 92.3%
Hispanic: 4.3%
Asian: 0.6%
Two or More Races: 2.3%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 62%
Government Sector: 24%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 13%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 4 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Boise County: 86.5
2009 Estimates:
Population: 7,445
Males: 3,819
Females: 3,626
Median Resident Age: 40.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $46,200
Estimated Median Home Value: $185,600
Major Industries:
Government, Educational Services, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Computers & Electronic Products, Health Care, Professional Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Retail Services
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