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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    Canyon County, Idaho, commissioners backed a neighborhood appeal to halt the expansion of a gravel operation in the city of Nampa.
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