Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to medical communities is a major factor in deciding the right care option for you or your loved one. In total, there are 5 hospitals located in Boise which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Boise include St Luke's Regional Medical Center, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, and Treasure Valley Hospital.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence in determining which community is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Boise is around 16.7% of the average monthly income. Boise has a median home value of $206,425 and the median cost of rent is about $1,042 per month. The cost of living index for Boise is 106.7 based on the national average of 100, where anything higher than 100 is more costly than said average. Boise has a grocery price index of 91.0.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air temperature, humidity, and air quality of a destination may have a considerable effect on the health of you or your loved one. The average air quality index rating in Boise is around 53.3. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its max in December at about 82.3. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. During the summer, the air temperature in Boise is around 75F. The summer high is at around 97F in the month of July. The summer low falls to around 53F during the month of June. In the winter months, the average temp falls to around 33F. The high winter temperature gets to roughly 48F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to roughly 23 F during the month of January. Boise has a cold semi-arid type of climate. On average, Boise has a humidity rating of about 53%. Humidity ratings peak in the month of January at roughly 75%. Monthly, Boise receives approximately 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in December with an average of 2 inches during the month. Boise receives on average 17.50 inches of snow.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Boise is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 88.8% white, 1.9% black, 1.6% other or not specified, 8.7% Hispanic, and 3.5% mixed race. In Boise, 55.7% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Boise, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.8% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Boise 16.3% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, 10.5% practice another Christian faith, and 7.0% practice Catholicism. Out of the total population of Boise, 14.0% live in poverty, 11.2% have some form of disability, 9.7% do not have health insurance, and 4.4% consider themselves widows. In terms of crime, Boise has 2.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 24.4 property crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 49.5% are male and 50.5% are female. The median age of Boise is 36 years old. In Boise, 24.5% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.6% are over the age of 60, 5.0% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. In the previous presidential election, 47.9% voted Republican, 13.4% voted for a third party candidate, and 38.7% voted Democrat in Ada county. In Boise, 9.0% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Boise is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Boise 40.9% have a college degree, 20.7% have a high-school diploma, and 14.3% have a graduate degree. Boise has a population density of 1,045 people per square mile. The current population of Boise is growing at a rate of 0.005%.
An overview of Idaho
Residents of Idaho enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 15th in the United States. In terms of personal well-being, Idaho ranks 26th in healthcare and 16th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Idaho has a cost of living index of 94.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 92.2 and a housing index rating of 87.1. There are 46 general hospitals and 77 health centers that provide care for 1,790,237 Idaho residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St Luke's Magic Valley Ram, St Luke's Regional Medical Center, and Mountain View Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In Idaho, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In terms of diversity, Idaho ranks 34th in the nation. In the last presidential election 27% of Idaho residents voted Democrat and 59% voted Republican. In Idaho, 35% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,427 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-21%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Idaho there are 55 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 62%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 97F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 31F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 26F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -2F during the month of December. On average, Idaho has an air quality index rating of around 32.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 67.0 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Idaho is around 1.42 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.10 inches. While residents of Idaho mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Idaho can include floods, earthquakes, and and tornadoes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Idaho
The state of Idaho has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of velvet-leaf, mountain maple, box-elder, and Boise sand-verbena. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the domestic cattle, the white sturgeon, the ringtail, or the American shad. The state animal of Idaho is the appaloosa horse.