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Overview

Introduction to Nampa, Idaho

Nampa, Idaho, in Canyon county, is 331 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. Nampa is situated in the Treasure Valley in the southwest portion of Idaho and is the second largest city in the state. It's located in a high desert landscape, bordered on the north by the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and bordered on the south by the Owyhee Mountains. The city is approximately 20 miles away from Boise and is included in the Boise metropolitan area. It features mild winters with sparse snowfall and warm summers. Amalgamated Sugar, MPC Computers, J.R. Simplot and the healthcare industry are some of the major employers in the county. Agriculture is an important factor for the economy.

Nampa History

Nampa was established in the early 1880's as a railroad town. In 1890 irrigation water was transported to Nampa by the Phyllis Canal. With the addition of the Ridenbuagh canal a vast amount of thriving agricultural land was created. Nampa experienced a damaging fire in 1909 which destroyed several blocks in the downtown area. In 1942 the prominent Amalgamated Sugar factory was established and was a significant factor for the economy.

Nampa Attractions

  • Snake River Dayz occurs during the summer and features the famous Snake River Stampede, the Griddles & Fiddles Festival, Stampede Through Town Family Fun Run/Walk and the Summer Sounds Concert
  • Deer Flat National Game Refuge
  • The Sunny Slope area features a beautiful orchard landscape
  • St. Chapelle Winery offers Jazz concerts during the summer
  • Nampa Civic Center
  • Treasure Valley Market Place is a well known shopping location
  • The Idaho Center Complex features well known musicians
  • The Brandt Center is a popular performance auditorium
  • The nearby Silver City is a picturesque mining town and includes over 70 historic structures
  • Nearby Bruneau features one of the highest sand dunes located in North America
  • The downtown historic district
  • Farmers Market
  • Canyon County Historical Museum
  • The museum located at the Nampa Municipal Airport features several World War II fighter planes
  • Hispanic Cultural Center
  • The Berry Ranch
  • The Karcher Mall is popular for shopping
  • Givens Hot Springs

Nampa Activities

The nearby mountains offer plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities. Fishing for bass and trout is popular. Golf is enjoyed almost year-round. Locations for mountain biking and water skiing are available. Nampa features twenty city parks and numerous walking trails. Lake Howell is popular for fishing and water skiing. The town's recreation center includes climbing walls, an indoor running track, five swimming pools and other facilities.

Residents and visitors can enjoy rafting down the Snake River. The Wilson Ponds Fish Hatchery provides fishing and bird watching opportunities. The scenic Oregon Trail Centennial Greenway is situated along the Boise River. Boondocks Amusement Park is a popular location.

Nampa Higher Education

Nampa is home to Northwest Nazarene University and the Canyon County Campus of Boise State.

Demographics

People

Total Population87,896
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+37,214
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,621
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,799
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,556

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,103
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$817
Median House Value$120,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.9%
German15.5%
English15%
Irish8.5%
Scottish3.1%
Italian2.9%
Swedish2.7%
Dutch2.6%
French Except Basque1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
Danishn1%
Polish0.9%
Basque0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
African0.1%
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Nampa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Canyon County
Standard Zip Codes83651, 83686, 83687
P.O. Box Zip Codes83652, 83653
Phone Area Codes208
Time ZoneAmerica/Boise
Approximate Latitude43.6
Approximate Longitude-116.61

Nampa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNAMPA SUGAR FACTORY
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp36 to 64 F
Jul Temp56 to 91 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip11.3 inches
StationKUNA
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp54 to 89 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip9.9 inches
StationCALDWELL
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp39 to 66 F
Jul Temp58 to 93 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caldwell50,288$47,387
Kuna17,015$63,737
Melba542$41,771
Meridian88,247$72,109
Middleton6,416$57,616
Star7,255$67,008

Nampa Public Libraries

Nampa Public
215 12TH AVE S
Nampa, Idaho
(208) 468-5800

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Nampa Hospitals

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Nampa
(Non-profit)
1512 12th Avenue Road
(208) 463-5000

Nampa Public Schools

Another Choice Virtual Charter
1014 W. Hemingway Blvd
ZIP: 83651
(208) 475-4255
Other
Total Enrollment 348
Central Elementary
1415 5th Street South
ZIP: 83651
(208) 468-4611
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Lakevue Elementary School
12843 Vallivue St
ZIP: 83651
(208) 467-1478
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Lone Star Middle School
11055 Lone Star Road
ZIP: 83651
(208) 468-4745
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
Ridgeline High School (alt)
94 N Canyon St
ZIP: 83651
(208) 498-0559
High
Total Enrollment 146
West Middle School
28 S Midland Blvd
ZIP: 83651
(208) 468-4750
Middle
Total Enrollment 736
Willow Creek Elementary
198 Elementary Lane
ZIP: 83651
(208) 468-4617
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Centennial Elementary School
522 Mason Lane
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4627
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
East Valley Middle School
4085 E Greenhurst Rd
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4760
Middle
Total Enrollment 925
Greenhurst Elementary School
1701 Discovery Place
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4612
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Idaho Center Of Adv Technology
1303 E Greenhurst
ZIP: 83686
(208) 498-0571
High
Iowa Elementary
626 Iowa
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4621
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Lake Ridge Elementary
615 Burke Lane
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4626
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Legacy Charter School
4015 S Legacy Way
ZIP: 83686
(208) 467-0947
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Liberty Charter School
1063 East Lewis Lane
ZIP: 83686
(208) 466-7952
Other
Total Enrollment 421
Nampa Senior High School
203 Lake Lowell Ave
ZIP: 83686
(208) 498-0551
High
Total Enrollment 1526
New Horizon Magnet School
5226 Southside Blvd
ZIP: 83686
(208) 498-0570
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Owyhee Elementary School
2300 W Iowa
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4616
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Parkview Early Childhood Centr
615 Burke Ln
ZIP: 83686
(208) 498-0560
Primary
Total Enrollment 89
Reagan Elementary School
3400 Southside Blvd
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4619
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Roosevelt Elementary School
1901 W Roosevelt
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Sherman Elementary
1521 E Sherman Avenue
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4628
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
Skyview High School
1303 E Greenhurst
ZIP: 83686
(208) 498-0561
High
Total Enrollment 1296
South Middle School
229 W Greenhurst Rd
ZIP: 83686
(208) 468-4740
Middle
Total Enrollment 851
Victory Charter School
1081 E Lewis Lane
ZIP: 83686
(208) 442-9400
Other
Total Enrollment 409
Birch Elementary School
6900 Birch Lane
ZIP: 83687
(208) 461-5960
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Columbia High School
301 S Happy Valley Rd
ZIP: 83687
(208) 498-0571
High
Total Enrollment 1317
Desert Springs Elementary School
18178 Santa Ana Ave
ZIP: 83687
(208) 466-1555
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
East Canyon Elementary School
18408 Northside Blvd
ZIP: 83687
(208) 466-6929
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Endeavor Elementary School
2824 E Powerline Road
ZIP: 83687
(208) 468-4629
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Idaho Arts Charter School
1220 5th Street North
ZIP: 83687
(208) 463-4324
Other
Total Enrollment 784
Juvenile Corrections - Nampa
1650 11th Ave North
ZIP: 83687
(208) 465-8443
Other
Park Ridge Elementary
3313 Parkridge Drive
ZIP: 83687
(208) 468-6622
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Parkview Alternative High School
609 15th Ave N
ZIP: 83687
(208) 498-0558
High
Total Enrollment 33
Snake River Elementary
500 Stampede Drive
ZIP: 83687
(208) 468-4614
Primary
Total Enrollment 475

Nampa Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
1210 N Middleton Rd
ZIP: 83651
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
Nampa Christian Schools
439 W Orchard Ave
ZIP: 83651
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 569
Nampa Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten
312 N Canyon St
ZIP: 83651
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St Pauls Catholic School
810 15th Ave S
ZIP: 83651
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
Zion Christian School
1012 12th Ave Rd
ZIP: 83686
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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