About

CANYON COUNTY

Canyon County is tucked on the west end of the beautiful Treasure Valley in the heart of Idaho.  Just minutes from the capital city of Boise, it features the perfect mixture of rural and urban living and boasts one of the strongest agricultural economies in the entire state, including one of the fastest growing and premiere wine regions in the world – the Snake River Valley.  The area’s mild climate makes Canyon County a recreationist’s dream with easy access to popular activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, bicycling, camping, and golfing.  The educational opportunities are abundant with a variety of public, private, and charter schools, as well as two fully accredited universities, Northwest Nazarene University and the College of Idaho, and the state’s largest community college, the College of Western Idaho.  Canyon County is also home to two of the premiere professional rodeos in the United States, playing host to the Snake River Stampede & Caldwell Night Rodeo each summer..

207,478

Estimated Population

72,278

Housing Units

$120,200

Median Home Value

1,148

Building Permits

*United States Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/16027

  • White alone 71%
  • Hispanic or Latino 24.8%
  • High School Graduate or Higher 82.9%
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 17.4%
  • Under 18 29.7%
  • Over 65 12.8%