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 2018 Estimate, COMPASS)
The Boise-Nampa MSA has an estimated population of 709,845 (2017 estimate)

cost of doing business

Cost of Doing Business

Average Property Tax: 1.2%-1.9% 
Corporate Income Tax: 6.9%
Sales and Use Tax: 6%
No tax on services

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Cost of Living

96.3% of the national average

Median home price: $192,200 (Sperling, 2018)



( 2018, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Trained and productive workforce
Unemployment 2.6%
Median age in Nampa 31.4 (National median: 38)
Workforce in Nampa 41,983 Workforce within a 45-minute draw area 354,638 

The Boise-Nampa Metro is the third largest metro in the Northwest and the second fastest growing metro in the US.



•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



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.

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.

ValleyRide provides public bus transportation throughout the Boise Valley.

Treasure Valley Transit provide public transportation throughout Canyon County.


•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)