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 386,320 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.


We know that businesses considering the area need a talented workforce to fill their rooftop. With a median age nearly two years younger than the national average, the Boise Metro’s demographics are well suited for a diverse array of industries.

Another important consideration is diversity and culture. The Boise Metro is an incredibly welcoming and inclusive community; get a feel for the Boise Metro lifestyle here.

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