Canyon County

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Canyon County, Idaho

1115 Albany St
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 454-7574
Fax: (208) 454-7525

On the southwestern border of ID, west of Boise; established Mar 7, 1891 from Ada County. Name Origin: Either for the canyon of the Boise River near Caldwell, or the Snake River canyon, which forms a county boundary

Area (sq mi):: 603.51 (land 589.72; water 13.79) Population per square mile: 279.10
Population 2005: 164,593 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 25.20%; 1990-2000 45.90% Population 2000: 131,441 (White 77.90%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 18.60%; Asian 0.80%; Other 15.80%). Foreign born: 8.60%. Median age: 30.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,155; median household $35,884; Population below poverty level: 12.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,712-$19,304
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Nampa (68,156)
  • Caldwell County seat (32,718)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    In 2004, Walter and Judith Kimbrough purchased a small farm in Canyon County, Idaho.
    NAMPA, Idaho, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ATF-led Operation Street Sweeper resulted in the arrest of 219 individuals during a 10-day sweep by a joint local and federal task force formed in early June to go after gang members and other violent offenders in Canyon County, Idaho, and the cities of Caldwell and Nampa.
    Located in Canyon County, Idaho, the city is the county seat of the county, and it is the home of Albertson College of Idaho.