Idaho has lower crime rates than most of the country, and its safest cities boast some of the lowest rates we’ve seen. Check out the complete list of Idaho’s 10 safest cities of 2020.
With a population of approximately 1.7 million and an area of 83,569 square miles (216,440 km2), Idaho is the 14th largest, the 12th least populous and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 U.S. states. The state’s capital and largest city is Boise.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Idaho are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.12%), Other (Hispanic) (3.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%). NaNM% of the people in Idaho speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.
Since the 2010 general election, Republicans have held all congressional and statewide offices in Idaho. The 2016 general election yielded a Republican supermajority in the state legislature, with 84% of members serving as Republicans.
Here are the 10 worst places to live in Idaho for 2019: Weiser. Emmett. Caldwell. Nampa. Jerome. Pocatello. Burley. Hayden.
Like most taxes , Idaho’s property taxes are lower than the national average. A recent report from the Idaho State Tax Commission shows that for a typical family of three in Boise earning $75,000 per year, “income taxes were 3% lower than the national average, sales taxes 7% lower, and property taxes 26% lower”.
Of the 11 western states in the U.S., Idaho has the lowest cost of living . In fact, the cost of living in Boise, Idaho is 32% cheaper than in Seattle, Washington . The cost of living is determined by housing costs, utilities, health care, transportation, and groceries. Real estate is also pretty affordable in Idaho .
Idaho is the forty-first richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $17,841 (2000).
“Consistently ranking at or near the bottom in terms of the state’s investment in our public school students is an unacceptable trend that must be reversed.” The raw numbers: Idaho spent $6,747 per pupil in 2018-19, ranking No. 51 among states and the District of Columbia.
The state with the largest percentage of Hispanics and Latinos is New Mexico at 47%. Hispanic and Latino Population by state or territory (2000–2010)
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Idaho is a great place to live the American dream. By a lot of measures, Idaho is a land of opportunity. The state made SmartAsset’s lists of the Best States for the Middle Class and the Best States for Homeowners. Pocatello, Idaho made our list of the Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities in 2016.
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