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Ada County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2016: 444,028 (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: 421 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ada County: 91.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ada County, Idaho:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  36.6 years
Idaho median age:  36.1 years
Males: 222,150  (50.0%)
Females: 221,878  (50.0%)
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Ada County,ID real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ada County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $61,301 ($46,140 in 1999)

This county:

$61,301
Idaho:

$51,807

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $801 (lower quartile is $650, upper quartile is $1,017)
This county:

$801
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $232,500 (it was $122,400 in 2000)
Ada:

$232,500
Idaho:

$189,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $175,900 - $337,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $265,989
Here:

$265,989
State:

$239,614

Townhouses or other attached units: $171,845
Here:

$171,845
State:

$181,612

In 2-unit structures: $152,228
Here:

$152,228
State:

$157,607

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $211,497
Here:

$211,497
State:

$225,891

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $190,258
Here:

$190,258
State:

$254,348

Mobile homes: $42,709
Here:

$42,709
State:

$67,846

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,442
Here:

$23,442
State:

$36,179
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,307
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,763 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,888 (0.8%)

Ada County household income distribution in 2009 Ada County home values distribution Ada County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 10.8%
Ada County:

10.8%
Idaho:

14.4%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 25.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.7% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 19.3% for other race residents, 22.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.6 years old
(Males: 36.0 years old, Females: 37.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.3 years old, Black residents: 24.9 years old, American Indian residents: 42.2 years old, Asian residents: 35.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.8 years old, Other race residents: 25.9 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

2012 air pollution in Ada County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.256 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.027 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 27.2 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 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:

3.1%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,989
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 24,464 (47.2% naturalized citizens)

Ada County:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 6,471
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,660
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,679
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,523
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,250
  • Before 1970: 2,452
Note: State values scaled to Ada County population

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: 129,948
  • One, attached: 7,091
  • Two: 2,383
  • 3 or 4: 8,944
  • 5 to 9: 4,381
  • 10 to 19: 3,584
  • 20 to 49: 3,875
  • 50 or more: 6,961
  • Mobile homes: 7,455
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 183

Housing units in Ada County with a mortgage: 84,049 (3,712 second mortgage, 8,675 home equity loan, 200 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 30,035

Here:

73.7% with mortgage
State:

64.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ada County

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

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

Most common first ancestries reported in Ada County (%):

  • English (17%)
  • German (11%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (5%)
  • Norwegian (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Ada County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 198,650 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 20,365 (8.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 364 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,418 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 4,060 (1.7%)
  • Walked: 2,828 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 15,646 (6.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $59,148.

6.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Idaho average:

7.20%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($352 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.05%
Idaho average:

0.06%

2.76% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($12,513 average AGI)
3.97% relocated from other states ($29,735 average AGI)
Ada County:

3.97%
Idaho average:

3.91%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Canyon County, ID  1.32% ($31,593 average AGI)
from Elmore County, ID  0.18% ($31,428)
from Twin Falls County, ID  0.16% ($34,251)
from King County, WA  0.13% ($50,070)
from Bannock County, ID  0.11% ($30,497)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.10% ($52,986)
from Bonneville County, ID  0.10% ($28,596)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Idaho average:

7.21%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Ada County:

0.07%
Idaho average:

0.08%

2.27% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($11,971 average AGI)
3.55% relocated to other states ($24,630 average AGI)
Ada County:

3.55%
Idaho average:

3.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Canyon County, ID  1.20% ($30,028 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.15% ($43,260)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.13% ($34,850)
to Salt Lake County, UT  0.12% ($43,585)
to Twin Falls County, ID  0.11% ($32,622)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.09% ($28,688)
to Gem County, ID  0.08% ($27,706)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 444,028
  • In family households: 360,612 (57,469 male householders, 48,948 female householders)
    86,579 spouses, 135,210 children (126,110 natural, 4,116 adopted, 4,984 stepchildren), 7,187 grandchildren, 4,078 brothers or sisters, 4,915 parents, 7,052 other relatives, 9,174 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 75,517 (28,375 male householders (22,890 living alone)), 32,234 female householders (27,627 living alone)), 14,908 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 7,899

Size of family households: 53,059 2-persons, 18,878 3-persons, 20,955 4-persons, 8,796 5-persons, 2,573 6-persons, 2,156 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 50,517 1-person, 8,879 2-persons, 756 3-persons, 388 4-persons, 69 5-persons.

77,778 married couples with children.
22,747 single-parent households (7,192 men, 15,555 women).

91.0% of residents of Ada speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (45% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% 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:

6.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 8,592
  • 2010 to 2013: 7,137
  • 2000 to 2009: 41,745
  • 1990 to 1999: 38,070
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,814
  • 1970 to 1979: 31,128
  • 1960 to 1969: 8,423
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,235
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,124
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,537
Note: State values scaled to Ada population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ada County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ada County population
  • 1 room: 95
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 1,557
  • 4 rooms: 8,112
  • 5 rooms: 21,981
  • 6 rooms: 21,713
  • 7 rooms: 19,142
  • 8 rooms: 16,692
  • 9+ rooms: 24,747
  • 1 room: 3,817
  • 2 rooms: 3,279
  • 3 rooms: 6,061
  • 4 rooms: 14,006
  • 5 rooms: 13,124
  • 6 rooms: 5,899
  • 7 rooms: 2,259
  • 8 rooms: 1,634
  • 9+ rooms: 2,863
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ada County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ada County population
  • no bedroom: 95
  • 1 bedroom: 1,155
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,048
  • 3 bedrooms: 58,873
  • 4 bedrooms: 30,687
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10,226
  • no bedroom: 3,942
  • 1 bedroom: 8,823
  • 2 bedrooms: 19,488
  • 3 bedrooms: 15,413
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,163
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,113
Cars and other vehicles available in Ada County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ada County population
  • no vehicle: 1,683
  • 1 vehicle: 32,241
  • 2 vehicles: 49,580
  • 3 vehicles: 22,650
  • 4 vehicles: 6,026
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,904
  • no vehicle: 5,604
  • 1 vehicle: 29,333
  • 2 vehicles: 13,690
  • 3 vehicles: 2,628
  • 4 vehicles: 1,093
  • 5+ vehicles: 594

84% of Ada County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Idaho.

Ada County:

83.8%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 215,833
  • Other state: 200,384
  • Northeast: 14,026
  • Midwest: 32,925
  • South: 24,759
  • West: 128,674

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ada County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.0%)
  • Electricity (14.8%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (64.5%)
  • Electricity (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,590
Here:

7.1%
Idaho:

8.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,539
Here:

10.4%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,388
Here:

12.2%
Idaho:

22.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Ada County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,931,000
    Health - Other: $128,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $34,843,000
    Health - Other: $21,363,000
    General - Other: $19,319,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,568,000
    Financial Administration: $10,249,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,701,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,394,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,991,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,628,000
    Parks and Recreation: $466,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $202,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $205,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,300,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,809,000
    Police Protection: $392,000
    Health - Other: $344,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $211,000
    Parks and Recreation: $85,000
    Financial Administration: $50,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $53,175,000

Ada County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $36,681,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,459,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,387,000
    Parks and Recreation: $624,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,154,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,259,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,051,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $525,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $16,078,000
    Health and Hospitals: $6,362,000
    All Other: $4,083,000
    Education: $205,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $67,022,000
    Other License: $1,163,000

Ada County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $119,121,000

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
Ada County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ada County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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+)"
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  • #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"