Welcome to Nampa 

Just the Facts

While there is no longer passenger train service through Southern Idaho, around 1900, up to 10 trains a day passed through the main station in Nampa.

Right over the Canyon County line, Nampa has its foot in two worlds--one in traditional agriculture and ranching and the other in start-up businesses and education. From the shiny new shopping centers that spring up along the highway to the good-old-boys' haunts, Nampa is a mini study in contrasts.

But residents like it that way. They can take in a concert at Northwest Nazarene University, then head to downtown Nampa, where hip boutiques and eateries share sidewalks with generations-old diners. Or they can catch a rodeo at the Idaho Center after dinner at a chef-driven restaurant specializing in regional cuisine.

It can be an odd mix, but it's a good one.

By the Numbers

Population (2011 estimate) : 82,755

Population growth (April 1, 2010-July 1, 2011) : 1.5 %

Square miles of land area (2010) : 31.19

Language other than English spoken at home : 17.6 %

High-school graduate or higher : 83.8 %

Bachelor's degree or higher : 16.8 %

Mean travel to work (minutes) :23.6

Housing units (2010) : 30,507

Homeownership rate (2007-2011) :67 %

Median value of owner-occupied housing units : $136,800

Median household income :$42,111

Persons below the poverty line : 19.8 %

Data from U.S. Census Bureau

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