Workforce & Demographics

Consistently in the top ten metros for in-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. Our metro is in the top 10 for retaining college graduates, even in specific sectors like technology where Boise State’s computer science program retains 95 percent of in-demand grads.

We’re proud of the 355,000 dynamic individuals that make up our workforce. 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 that is 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. Even though our pie chart may not reflect it, the Boise Metro is one of the most welcoming, inclusive and passionate cultures you will find. Get a feel for the Boise Metro lifestyle here.

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