Nicknamed the City of Trees, Boise is the state capital for Idaho and is America’s 18th-most highly populated state capital city.
Guinness World Records points to Boise, Idaho as being the site where American David Rush set the record for the longest time juggling three objects while blindfolded on October 2, 1985. This remarkable feat took 6 minutes 34 seconds.
Another amusing world record pertaining to Boise occurred on July 6, 2013 when another U.S. citizen Eva Bulzomi held her abdominal plank position while carrying a 60-pound backpack for 17 minutes 26 seconds at an Axiom Fitness in Boise.
Boise serves as headquarters for one mammoth corporation recognized as belonging to the Forbes Global 2000 world’s biggest companies: innovative semi-conductor devices maker Micron Technology.
Idaho shipped U$4.876 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2016. Highest-value Idaho exports are electronic integrated circuits memories, semiconductor wafer-testing instruments, large aircraft, photosensitive components for solar-powered items, computer parts or accessories and lead according to United States Census Bureau data.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Boise was 2.9% as of May 3, 2017.
Capital Facts for Boise, United States: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Belgravia Building, Boise Train Depot, Bronco Stadium, Brumfield’s Gallery, Freak Alley Gallery, Hawks Memorial Stadium, Oregon Trail Memorial Bridge and the Old Idaho Penitentiary
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Boise, United States:
- Claire Blackwelder, actress (born Aug. 26, 1993)
- Torrie Wilson, championship wrestler (born Jul. 24, 1975)
- Brian Scott, professional NASCAR race car driver (born Jan. 12, 1988)
- Morgan James, pop singer (born Nov. 24, 1981)
- Steve Cook, optimum nutrition athlete (born Dec. 10, 1984)
- Jason Gray, comedian (born Aug. 2, 1985)
- Kristine Sutherland, actress (born Apr. 17, 1955)
- James Hoyt, professional MLB baseball pitcher (born Sep. 30, 1986)
- Jake Plummer, professional NFL football quarterback (born Dec. 19, 1974)
- Tracy Wilde, religious leader (born Jul. 27, 1980)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches of published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Boise resident: Boisean
Population: 223,154 in 2016 (Boise city limits)
Density: 2,812 people per square mile (1,086 per square kilometer)
Population: 676,909 in 2015 (Boise metropolitan area)
Density: 57 people per square mile (22 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$30.297 billion as of March 2015 (Boise metropolitan area)
GDP per person: $44,748
Note: The above GDP metrics are on a current basis and are in U.S. dollars.
Official currency used in Boise: U.S. dollars
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on May 31, 2017
Dilemma X, U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2016. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Forbes Global 2000, The World’s Biggest Public Companies. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Guinness World Records, Longest time in an abdominal plank position with a 60 lb pack (female). Accessed on May 31, 2017
Guinness World Records, Longest duration juggling three objects blindfolded. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Nations Online, Capital Cities of the USA. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Official Government Website, City of Boise official website. Accessed on May 31, 2017
United States Census Bureau, Foreign Trade: State by 6-Digit HS Code and Top Countries. Accessed on May 31, 2017
United States Census Bureau, State Population Totals Tables: 2010-2016. Accessed on May 31, 2017
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics: Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Area Estimates. Accessed on May 31, 2017
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area, 2015 (Tables Only). Accessed on May 31, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, Boise city flag. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Wikipedia, Boise, Idaho. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Wikipedia, Boise metropolitan area. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Wikipedia, Idaho. Accessed on May 31, 2017
Within city limits, Boise occupies 79.36 square miles (205.5 square kilometers). The state capital’s population was 223,154 Boiseans in 2016.
Also called the Treasure Valley or Boise City-Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area, Boise’s metropolitan area has a land area of 11,833.1 square miles (30,647.5 square kilometers) with a metropolitan area population of 676,909 inhabitants in 2015.
At the city level, Boise’s population density is 2,812 residents per square mile (1,086 per square kilometer).
Population density dilutes within the larger Boise metropolitan area with an average 57 inhabitants per square mile (22 per square kilometer).
Boiseans celebrate Independence Day as a national holiday each July 4.