Workforce & Demographics

Consistently in the top 10 metros for net migration, the Boise Metro is undoubtedly on the short list for cool places to relocate - and you can bring the whole family along. New graduates, young families and retirees have all found the good life here.

It feels like all eyes are on the Boise Metro as a great place to move, but those graduating from Idaho colleges and universities see it as a great place to stay, too. In 2017, our metro was in the top 10 for retaining college graduates, even in specific sectors like technology where Boise State’s computer science program retains 88% of in-demand grads.

We’re proud of the nearly 387,000 dynamic individuals that made up our labor force. The best part is, these people sincerely love to live here. We invite you to give them a job they will love, too.

Population Growth

Over 770,000 people live in the Boise Metro, and we’re welcoming more every day. In fact, in 2019 we were the second-fastest growing metro in the nation*, and from 2010-2019 our population grew more than three times faster than the national average.

This rapid growth - both from in-migration and retention - is fueled by the draw of recreational and cultural amenities occurring simultaneously with the economic pull of strong jobs.

*Out of the Largest 100 Metros

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population and Housing Unit Estimates

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