Boise County

Boise County, Idaho

420 Main St PO Box 1300
Idaho City, ID 83631
Phone: (208) 392-4431
Fax: (208) 392-4473

In west-central ID, northeast of Boise; original county, established Feb 4, 1864. Name Origin: For the Boise River, which forms part of its eastern border from French boise 'woods.'

Area (sq mi):: 1906.76 (land 1902.46; water 4.30) Population per square mile: 4.00
Population 2005: 7,535 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 13.00%; 1990-2000 90.10% Population 2000: 6,670 (White 93.30%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 40.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,787; median household $38,651; Population below poverty level: 12.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,542-$21,871
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 37.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 58.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The biggest change by percent was Boise County, which grew from 7,355 to 7,634 an increase of 279, or 3.8%.
Only one local government has experienced a major bankruptcy this year (Boise County, Idaho, which lost a federal lawsuit).
After all, some of the smallest, most rural counties are also the fastest growing (such as Boise County, Idaho, which jumped from 3,500 to 6,700 people in 10 years).
Boise County, which owns and operates the highway, had neither the staff nor the budget to make the necessary repairs.
The National Register-listed Boise County Courthouse was built in the early 1870s as a commercial building, became the courthouse in 1909, and was restored in the 1980s, said Roger Cockerille, fourth district magistrate judge, in Idaho City.

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