The white population in Boise, Idaho is 204,507, and 89.3 percent are white. The black population in Boise, Idaho, is 2,321, in percent, 1.0 percent are black. African-American refers to the black population in Boise, they are black racial groups from Africa, it includes sub-Saharan Africans, Kenyans, Nigerians, Caribbean as well as Haitians and Jamaicans. This chart shows the breakdown of primary industry stocks for residents of Boise City, ID, although some of these residents may live in Boise City, ID and work elsewhere.
West Boise is home to the Boise Towne Square Mall, the largest in the state, as well as many restaurants, shopping malls and residential developments ranging from new subdivisions to apartment complexes. In addition, residents of the Boise area have Interstate 184 (known locally as The Connector), a nearly 5 mile (8 km) stretch of highway that connects I-84 to the downtown Boise area. The mean age of the population of Boise is 37.6, the population of Boise by age are, under 18 years old is 44,520, 16 years or older is 188,728, 18 years or older is 184,445, 21 years or older is 172,019, 65 years and over is 41,731.The largest universities in the city of Boise, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise State University (5.953 and 89.6%), Carrington College-Boise (281 and 4.23%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Boise (220 and 3.31%). The discovery of gold around the Boise Valley in 1863 and the ongoing war led the United States Army to establish a new Fort Boise, where Boise is today.
In addition to numerous radio stations, Boise has five major commercial television stations serving the greater Boise area. After a year, with the creation of the Montana Territory, Boise became the territorial capital of a very small Idaho in a controversial decision that overturned a district court ruling by a one-vote majority in the territorial supreme court in 1866.One such attack, known as the Ward Massacre, was in the Boise Valley, about 20 miles west of modern Boise. The main interstate serving Boise is I-84, which connects Boise to Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Boise metropolitan area, also known as Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 749,202, the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho.
Post-secondary education options in Boise include Boise State University (BSU) and a wide range of technical schools.