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Overview

Introduction to Kuna, Idaho

Kuna, Idaho, in Ada county, is located 7 miles SE of Nampa, Idaho (center to center) and 339 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boise City metropolitan area.

Kuna History

Kuna is located in the Ada County, which was established on December 22, 1864 by the Idaho Territorial Legislature. This county was named in honor of Ada Riggs, who was the first child to be born in this area. She was the daughter of H. C. Riggs, a co-founder of Boise.

Kuna and nearby Attractions

  • Idaho Military History Museum
  • Lucky Peak State Park
  • Eagle Island State Park
  • Discovery Center of Idaho
  • Boise Art Museum

Things To Do In Kuna

While in Kuna tourists can visit the Lucky Peak State Park and Eagle Island State Park. The city also offers easy access to many historically significant places like the Idaho Military History Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho, and Boise Art Museum. Apart from these, the city of Kuna also hosts various festivals such as the Kuna Days, and the Birds of Prey Art Festival every year.

Kuna Transportation

Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field Airport is the nearest airport.

Kuna Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by several universities and colleges including the Boise State University, Eastern Oregon University, College of Southern Idaho, and Lewis - Clark State College.

People

Total Population 16,557
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 8.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,353
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 60.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,795
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,059
Median House Value $134,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 15.3%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kuna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Nampa, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 339 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Ada
Metro Area Boise City
Standard Zip Codes 83634
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.491
Longitude -116.419

Kuna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KUNA
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 54 to 89 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 9.9 inches
Station BOISE AIR TERMINAL
Distance 10.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 60 to 89 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 12.1 inches
Station DEER FLAT DAM
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 10.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kuna, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mora (83634)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Garden City 11,313 $51,635
Melba 501 $43,000
Meridian 84,018 $68,666
Nampa 86,203 $45,254
Star 6,768 $63,558

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kuna Public Libraries

Library
Kuna District
457 N LOCUST
Kuna, Idaho
(208) 922-1025

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Kuna High Schools

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KUNA HIGH SCHOOL
1360 WEST BOISE STREET
208-955-0200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 944 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

KUNA EVENING SCHOOL
1360 BOISE STREET
208-955-0250
A Non-traditional School
Serves 36 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

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