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Ada County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2017: 456,849 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 300,904 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 80,467
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,172
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 80,133
Renter-occupied apartments: 46,806 (it was 33,275 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

30%

Land area: 1055 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 433 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ada County: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.5%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ada County, ID (2017)
    • 385,823128.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 37,56912.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 13,5134.5%Two or more races
    • 10,9473.6%Asian alone
    • 5,7121.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6970.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 9790.3%Some other race alone
    • 6090.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Idaho median age:

36.3 years
Males: 231,016  (50.6%)
Females: 225,833  (49.4%)
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Average household size:
Ada County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $60,858 ($46,140 in 1999)
This county:

$60,858
Idaho:

$52,225

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $855 (lower quartile is $692, upper quartile is $1,029)
This county:

$855
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $256,400 (it was $122,400 in 2000)
Ada:

$256,400
Idaho:

$207,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $192,100 - $362,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $290,159
Here:

$290,159
State:

$256,752

Townhouses or other attached units: $192,608
Here:

$192,608
State:

$188,519

In 2-unit structures: $198,327
Here:

$198,327
State:

$241,511

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $209,374
Here:

$209,374
State:

$206,725

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $166,899
Here:

$166,899
State:

$229,120

Mobile homes: $46,088
Here:

$46,088
State:

$82,306

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $113,718
Here:

$113,718
State:

$153,007

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,357
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 7,536

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 29
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 112
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 529
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Health of residents in Ada County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
82.3% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
42.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
75.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.
44.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3076 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1998: 3699 buildings, average cost: $127,900
  • 1999: 3766 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2000: 3625 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2001: 3222 buildings, average cost: $159,900
  • 2002: 3275 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2003: 3968 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2004: 5204 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2005: 7386 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2006: 4104 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2007: 2331 buildings, average cost: $247,400
  • 2008: 1537 buildings, average cost: $230,800
  • 2009: 1306 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2010: 1273 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2011: 1338 buildings, average cost: $246,400
  • 2012: 2250 buildings, average cost: $244,800
  • 2013: 2540 buildings, average cost: $256,800
  • 2014: 2353 buildings, average cost: $265,500
  • 2015: 3055 buildings, average cost: $264,600
  • 2016: 3798 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2017: 4474 buildings, average cost: $256,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ada, ID residents
Average permit cost in Ada, ID
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,827 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,772 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Ada, ID in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ada, ID in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ada, ID in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.4%
Ada County:

11.4%
Idaho:

12.8%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for American Indian residents, 41.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.3% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.0 years old
(Males: 36.2 years old, Females: 37.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.1 years old, Black residents: 31.3 years old, American Indian residents: 55.3 years old, Asian residents: 37.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.8 years old, Other race residents: 41.0 years old)

Area name: Boise City-Nampa, ID HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ada County is $570 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $977 a month.

Cities in this county include: Boise, Meridian, Orchard, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Hidden Spring, Boise Hills, Star.

Ada County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2018 air pollution in Ada County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.338 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 21.0 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Cayuga County, New York , York County, Maine , Hughes County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Idaho:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Ada, ID
County total employment by year in Ada, ID
County average yearly wages by year in Ada, ID

Current college students: 17,989
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 24,875 (54.5% naturalized citizens)

Ada County:

5.4%
Whole state:

5.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7,3472010 or later
  • 7,9112000 to 2009
  • 5,3041990 to 1999
  • 2,5231980 to 1989
  • 1,2501970 to 1979
  • 2,452Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.1%

Ada County marital status for males Ada County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 138,080
  • One, attached: 5,487
  • Two: 2,891
  • 3 or 4: 7,239
  • 5 to 9: 4,565
  • 10 to 19: 4,227
  • 20 to 49: 3,384
  • 50 or more: 7,958
  • Mobile homes: 6,834
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 69

Housing units in Ada County with a mortgage: 82,461 (3,133 second mortgage, 8,546 home equity loan, 310 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 35,199

Here:

70.1% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ada County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other67,288156
Evangelical Protestant52,126147
Catholic26,3029
Mainline Protestant22,44137
Orthodox4204
Black Protestant2522
None223,536-
Ada County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Ada County:

1.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 99
Ada County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 291
This county:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ada County:

6.7%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Ada County:

22.1%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

11.7%

Agriculture in Ada County:

Average size of farms: 157 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $89,246
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $764.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,852
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,795
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.20%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 35.26
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 27.20%
Corn for grain: 1574 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 6044 harvested acres
Vegetables: 562 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 131 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ada County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 353% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 128.7 miles away from Ada County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 288.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 314.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 361.7 miles away from Ada County center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 299.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Idaho Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3244: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3244, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Idaho Wildfires, Incident Period: July 27, 2000 to September 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1341: September 01, 2000, FEMA Id: 1341, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Idaho Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 31, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-186: December 31, 1964, FEMA Id: 186, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Ada County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ada

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 207,290 (83.1%)
  • Carpooled: 19,110 (7.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 654 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,550 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 3,324 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 3,108 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 13,330 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ada County


  • English (19%)
  • German (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Ada County, Idaho in 2000:

  • 2,950 people in state prisons
  • 1,269 people in nursing homes
  • 822 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 776 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 571 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 220 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 122 people in halfway houses
  • 71 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 68 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 53 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 53 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 34 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 29 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 27 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 11 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Ada County, Idaho in 2010:

  • 5,070 people in state prisons
  • 1,282 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 1,030 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,023 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 465 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 427 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 163 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 62 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 36 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $76,404.

7.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Idaho average:

8.09%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($428 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.05%
Idaho average:

0.06%

2.60% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($14,605 average AGI)
5.17% relocated from other states ($49,631 average AGI)
Ada County:

5.17%
Idaho average:

4.74%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Canyon County, ID  1.29% ($42,077 average AGI)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.17% ($42,526)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.17% ($91,251)
from King County, WA  0.16% ($75,391)
from Orange County, CA  0.14% ($82,414)
from Elmore County, ID  0.14% ($36,466)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.14% ($65,800)


6.14% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.14%
Idaho average:

7.05%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($609 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.06%
Idaho average:

0.06%

2.44% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($16,920 average AGI)
3.64% relocated to other states ($36,103 average AGI)
Ada County:

3.64%
Idaho average:

3.66%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Canyon County, ID  1.43% ($41,443 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.14% ($52,933)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.12% ($59,206)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($68,182)
to Elmore County, ID  0.10% ($33,697)
to Gem County, ID  0.10% ($46,384)
to Twin Falls County, ID  0.10% ($38,224)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Ada County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Ada County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ada County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ada County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ada County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ada County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ada County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ada County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ada County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 41,304 (35,134 aged, 6,170 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,371 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ada County, Idaho in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,186)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,039)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,971)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,614)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,580)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,398)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (906)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (590)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (563)
  • Congestive heart failure (517)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.9
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,130
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 316
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43,125

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,549
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 625
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 10.4
  • Other - 7.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 79.1
  • Suffocation - 24.8
  • Poisoning - 22.2
  • Other - 8.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 456,849
  • In family households: 356,013 (56,200 male householders, 46,819 female householders)
    84,209 spouses, 140,274 children (130,224 natural, 4,439 adopted, 5,611 stepchildren), 4,913 grandchildren, 3,510 brothers or sisters, 6,205 parents, 4,634 other relatives, 9,249 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 91,603 (29,434 male householders (23,060 living alone)), 38,556 female householders (34,583 living alone)), 23,613 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,233

Size of family households: 49,295 2-persons, 23,980 3-persons, 16,406 4-persons, 8,059 5-persons, 3,778 6-persons, 1,501 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 57,643 1-person, 7,699 2-persons, 1,923 3-persons, 581 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

82,340 married couples with children.
21,689 single-parent households (8,196 men, 13,493 women).

91.6% of residents of Ada speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,859,355,000 ($5,592 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $170,715,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $675,208,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $194,162,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,246,000
Federal grants: $572,850,000
Federal procurement contracts: $103,677,000 ($20,287,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $308,213,000 ($51,816,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $98,757,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $380,783,000
Federal Government insurance: $390,605,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 26,049
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,088
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4,093
Here:

+12 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +24,426
Here:

+71 per 1000 residents
State:

+43 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ada County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 57.83 millions of gallons per day (84% from ground, 16% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Ada County, Idaho
  • Year house built in Ada County, Idaho
  • 13,1512014 or later
  • 8,8602010 to 2013
  • 38,5402000 to 2009
  • 43,9471990 to 1999
  • 23,4101980 to 1989
  • 25,0771970 to 1979
  • 7,8101960 to 1969
  • 7,8641950 to 1959
  • 5,0031940 to 1949
  • 7,0721939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ada County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ada County, Idaho
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ada County, Idaho
  • 6691 room
  • 3892 rooms
  • 2,0523 rooms
  • 6,6604 rooms
  • 21,2485 rooms
  • 25,9266 rooms
  • 21,0907 rooms
  • 14,9548 rooms
  • 24,6729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ada County, Idaho
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ada County, Idaho
  • 1,8571 room
  • 2,9892 rooms
  • 9,4433 rooms
  • 13,2254 rooms
  • 12,3715 rooms
  • 7,1776 rooms
  • 3,6497 rooms
  • 1,2428 rooms
  • 1,3969+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ada County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ada County, Idaho
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ada County, Idaho
  • 669no bedroom
  • 1,0841 bedroom
  • 11,1402 bedrooms
  • 59,3913 bedrooms
  • 33,6924 bedrooms
  • 11,6845+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ada County, Idaho
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ada County, Idaho
  • 2,011no bedroom
  • 8,1991 bedroom
  • 20,5542 bedrooms
  • 17,0993 bedrooms
  • 4,9664 bedrooms
  • 5205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ada County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ada County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ada County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,179no vehicle
  • 33,1531 vehicle
  • 49,1802 vehicles
  • 22,1553 vehicles
  • 9,0694 vehicles
  • 2,9245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ada County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ada County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,191no vehicle
  • 25,6301 vehicle
  • 15,7032 vehicles
  • 5,5113 vehicles
  • 2,0524 vehicles
  • 2625+ vehicles

83.4% of Ada County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Idaho.

Ada County:

83.4%
State average:

83.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 220,393
  • Other state: 206,515
  • Northeast: 14,195
  • Midwest: 33,607
  • South: 26,710
  • West: 132,003
Year householders moved into unit in Ada County, ID
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ada County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 83.4%Utility gas
  • 13.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,278
Here:

6.4%
Idaho:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,259
Here:

8.8%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,895
Here:

7.4%
Idaho:

22.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ada County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $45,653,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,583,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,805,000
    Health - Other: $842,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $61,597,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,607,000
    Health - Other: $23,561,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,896,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,046,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,854,000
    General - Other: $7,220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,115,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,975,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Financial Administration: $3,318,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,793,000
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,326,000
    General Local Government Support: $698,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,710,000
    Health and Hospitals: $306,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,844,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,218,000
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $36,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,571,000
    Health - Other: $992,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Correctional Institutions: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $269,000
    General Public Building: $257,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,430,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,288,000
    Other: $3,514,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,514,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,735,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $754,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $157,000
    Other License: $138,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,141,000

Ada County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $45,653,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,583,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,805,000
    Health - Other: $842,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $61,597,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,607,000
    Health - Other: $23,561,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,896,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,046,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,854,000
    General - Other: $7,220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,115,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,975,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Financial Administration: $3,318,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,793,000
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,326,000
    General Local Government Support: $698,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,710,000
    Health and Hospitals: $306,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,844,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,218,000
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $36,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,571,000
    Health - Other: $992,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Correctional Institutions: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $269,000
    General Public Building: $257,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,430,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,288,000
    Other: $3,514,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,514,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,735,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $754,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $157,000
    Other License: $138,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,141,000

Ada County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $45,653,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,583,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,805,000
    Health - Other: $842,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $61,597,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,607,000
    Health - Other: $23,561,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,896,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,046,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,854,000
    General - Other: $7,220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,115,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,975,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Financial Administration: $3,318,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,793,000
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,326,000
    General Local Government Support: $698,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,710,000
    Health and Hospitals: $306,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,844,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,218,000
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $36,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,571,000
    Health - Other: $992,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Correctional Institutions: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $269,000
    General Public Building: $257,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,430,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,288,000
    Other: $3,514,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,514,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,735,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $754,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $157,000
    Other License: $138,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,141,000

Ada County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $45,653,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,583,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,910,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,393,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,805,000
    Health - Other: $842,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $61,597,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,607,000
    Health - Other: $23,561,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,896,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,046,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,854,000
    General - Other: $7,220,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,115,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,975,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,705,000
    Financial Administration: $3,318,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,793,000
    Parks and Recreation: $704,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,326,000
    General Local Government Support: $698,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,710,000
    Health and Hospitals: $306,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $381,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,844,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,218,000
    General Revenue - Other: $31,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $36,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,571,000
    Health - Other: $992,000
    Solid Waste Management: $877,000
    Correctional Institutions: $361,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $269,000
    General Public Building: $257,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,000
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000
    Central Staff Services: $45,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,430,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $22,288,000
    Other: $3,514,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $95,514,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,735,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $754,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $157,000
    Other License: $138,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,141,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,365
  • Number of aged recipients: 372
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,993
  • Number of recipients under 18: 845
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,897
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 623
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,416
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,046
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,865$160,8512,815$174,96811,411$181,972423$102,4736$793,500978$142,39653$99,264
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED156$175,968224$192,2771,892$188,65389$86,0000$0150$155,54012$72,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED410$166,280405$189,4894,114$202,628237$84,1812$1,715,000362$162,54173$92,041
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN305$157,780327$188,0522,401$199,13994$123,2557$187,143203$163,85718$136,778
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS38$188,00062$242,645524$195,55030$75,4670$042$165,2387$116,857
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED507$195,951343$215,25119$182,737
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED156$216,397136$230,18416$208,688
APPLICATIONS DENIED104$220,692106$234,02811$175,545
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$180,72730$250,0674$156,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$220,1006$215,5008$180,625
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ada, ID
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ada, ID - Value
Most common first names in Ada County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William24375.9 years
John23675.5 years
Robert23271.6 years
Mary21978.0 years
James21471.8 years
Charles12276.4 years
George11376.5 years
Ruth9080.8 years
Helen8680.7 years
Richard8469.3 years
Most common last names in Ada County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith13877.3 years
Johnson10874.3 years
Davis8677.4 years
Brown7673.5 years
Jones6273.3 years
Wilson6177.4 years
Williams6074.2 years
Miller6074.9 years
Wood4976.5 years
Carter4877.9 years
Businesses in Ada County, ID
NameCountNameCount
AT&T19Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kmart1
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's1
Ace Hardware4Kroger11
Aeropostale1La-Z-Boy2
Albertsons15Lane Bryant1
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture3
Apple Store1LensCrafters1
Applebee's4Levi Strauss & Co.1
Arby's5Little Caesars Pizza4
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's2
Audi1Lowe's3
AutoZone4Macy's1
BMW1Marriott9
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill3Marshalls1
Bakers1MasterBrand Cabinets16
Barnes & Noble1Maurices2
Baskin-Robbins3Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's20
Bed Bath & Beyond2Men's Wearhouse1
Ben & Jerry's1Motel 62
Best Western4Motherhood Maternity2
Big O Tires6New Balance7
Brookstone1Nike22
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot3
Burger King9OfficeMax2
Carl\s Jr.6Old Navy2
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1On The Border2
Chevrolet1Outback1
Chico's1Outback Steakhouse1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery2Panda Express6
Coldwater Creek1Papa John's Pizza4
Comfort Suites1Payless6
Costco1Penske2
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart2
Cricket Wireless13Pier 1 Imports2
Curves7Pizza Hut13
Dairy Queen6Plato's Closet1
Deb1Popeyes1
Decora Cabinetry4Pottery Barn1
Dennys2Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Domino's Pizza8Quiznos12
DressBarn2RadioShack6
Dressbarn2Red Lobster1
Eddie Bauer2Red Robin3
Ethan Allen1Rite Aid7
Extended Stay America1Rue211
Famous Footwear3SAS Shoes1
Fashion Bug1SONIC Drive-In6
FedEx67Sears2
Finish Line1Sephora1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Shoe Carnival2
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford2Sprint Nextel11
Forever 211Staples2
GNC7Starbucks21
GameStop3Subaru1
Gap1Subway23
Goodwill1Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile15
H&R Block15T.G.I. Driday's1
Haagen-Dazs1T.J.Maxx1
Haworth1Taco Bell7
Hilton7Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target2
Holiday Inn4The Cheesecake Factory1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot4Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us3
Hot Topic1True Value2
Hyatt1U-Haul15
IHOP3UPS56
J.Crew1Urban Outfitters1
JCPenney1Vans5
Jack In The Box9Verizon Wireless3
Jamba Juice2Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's2Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens17
Jones New York4Walmart3
Journeys1Wendy's9
Justice1YMCA5
KFC7

Ada County on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"