Things You Should Know About Idaho
Hey everyone, it’s Treasure Valley Dave here in Nampa, Idaho. So what is Idaho famous for? Here are a few things you should know about Idaho by the numbers.
Idaho is the 14th largest state.
Idaho is the 13th least populated state.
We are the 7th least densely populated, so there’s plenty of room to move around.
That’s the population of the Treasure Valley, specifically Ada County and Canyon County.
237,446 is the population of Boise.
49.9 is the percentage of women in Idaho compared to the men, which is 50.1 (someone’s going home lonely).
That’s the percentage of land in Idaho by the US Forest Department.
I gave it away by the way I said it. But that’s the year when Idaho became a state.
That was the average annual income for an Idaho farmer back in 1929.
There are two time zones in Idaho.
1,920,562 is the population of Idaho as of 2023.
Idaho is known for being the ninth fastest-growing state, which might have something to do with the people moving here from California.
That’s the year that the Idaho Department of Labor predicts that the population will hit two million in the state.
That is the percentage of self-described Christians in Idaho.
That is the percentage of self-described Atheists in Idaho.
That is the percentage of people of faith (other than Christians) in Idaho.
It’s the percentage of sales tax throughout Idaho. Some tourist places have an additional one, but it’s 6% throughout the state. Still, the cost of living in general here is better than elsewhere.
That is the percentage of electricity we get in Idaho from hydroelectric power.
That’s the median age of people living in Idaho.
That’s the miles from the Pacific Ocean to the port of Lewiston, the furthest inland port on the entire Pacific Coast.
That’s the number of consecutive years that the Republicans have held the Idaho legislature in the Senate, House, and the governor’s seat.
That is the percentage of registered voters in Idaho who are Democrats.
That is the percentage of registered Democrat voters in Ada County (Meridian, Boise).
That is the percentage of registered Democrat voters in Canyon County (across the Valley from Boise).
That’s the year when the movie “Napoleon Dynamite” debuted.
It’s the number of states in the United States whose official seal was designed by a woman, and it was Idaho!
That’s the number of cities in Idaho that have a population of over 6,000.
That’s the number of cities in Idaho with a population of between 1,000 and 6,000.
That’s the number of cities in Idaho with a population of 1,000 or less.
Let’s take this conversation to a whole new level.
If you want to know about it, that is the elevation of the highest point (Mount Borah) in the entire state.
That is the elevation of the lowest point (Lewiston area) in the entire state.
That’s the number of square miles of water we have in Idaho.
That is the number of miles that we have of rivers in Idaho. We have more rivers in Idaho mileage-wise than any other state except for Alaska.
According to a report from George Mason University, Idaho is the least regulated state.
Idaho is the number one state for creditworthiness.
Idaho is number one in rank for our economy.
Idaho is number two for business friendliness, as reported by CNBC.
A total of 3.7 billion dollars is what Idaho’s tourism industry brings in every year. As a bonus, it also employs 45,000 people.
That’s the percentage of people who own a house (existing or new) in Idaho.
That’s the percentage of high school graduates in Idaho.
That’s the percentage of people that went on to higher education.
That is the percentage of people in Idaho that only speak English, while the remaining portion speaks Spanish.
That is the average Idaho income per household, considering all households. But if you only look at homes with married families, that number becomes $99,289.
That is the average cost of monthly utilities (e.g., electricity, gas, and water).
That is the percentage of Idahoans that were born in Idaho.
Three is the unemployment percentage right now. It’s one of the state of Idaho benefits.
That’s the fine for having more than 85 grams of weed in Idaho (or one year in prison).
That is how many employees work at Idaho’s largest private employer, which is Saint Luke’s.
That’s the number of employees at Idaho’s government employer, the West Ada School District.
Last but not least, here’s one impressive number:
What’s number one? You are! Regarding the Treasure Valley Dave team, you’re number one in our book.
If you’re thinking about how Idaho can be good for you or if it’s a place you want to check out because you’ve heard many good things about it, contact us. You can give me a call or send a text to 208-860-2004 or email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ve all moved here from somewhere else and are so glad we did.