Opportunity Zones in Idaho

Idaho has 28 designated opportunity zones, including 26 low-income communities, plus 2 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Idaho nominated a disproportionately high percentage of rural areas as opportunity zones. Statewide, just 40 percent of their census tracts are rural, but nearly three-fourths of their opportunity zones are rural. Very few census tracts in the greater Boise metropolitan area were nominated.

Urban vs. Rural in Idaho Opportunity Zones

Idaho Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Idaho’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 28 164 298
Low-income communities 26 83 109
Contiguous 2 81 83
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $37,285 $43,685 $49,565
Poverty rate 21.88% 19.05% 16.11%
Unemployment rate 7.69% 7.13% 6.47%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $142,196 $154,948 $175,233
Median rent/month $662 $727 $773
Homeownership 58.29% 64.78% 68.86%
Severe rent burden 22.39% 19.60% 18.39%
Vacancy rate 15.35% 13.48% 12.80%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 79.32% 80.73% 82.96%
Black alone 0.84% 0.61% 0.58%
Hispanic 14.93% 13.64% 11.70%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 0.99% 1.22% 1.22%
Younger than 18 22.34% 25.06% 25.14%
Older than 64 16.59% 15.16% 15.59%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 47.37% 40.88% 38.89%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 18.92% 22.80% 25.33%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.61% 0.67%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 28.57% 59.15% 60.40%
In a micro area 32.14% 29.27% 26.51%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 39.29% 11.59% 13.09%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Idaho Counties & Cities

List of counties in Idaho: Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Benewah, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonner, Bonneville, Boundary, Butte, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Clearwater, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gem, Gooding, Idaho, Jefferson, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Lemhi, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Nez Perce, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Shoshone, Teton, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Idaho: Boise

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Idaho

Website: Idaho Department of Commerce

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Idaho Ada 16001002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Ada 16001010321 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Adams 16003950100 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Idaho Bannock 16005001601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Benewah 16009950100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Bonner 16017950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Boundary 16021970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Canyon 16027020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Canyon 16027022100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Canyon 16027022200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Clearwater 16035940000 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Idaho Clearwater 16035970100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Elmore 16039960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Gooding 16047960100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Idaho 16049940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Idaho 16049960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Jerome 16053970400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Kootenai 16055000602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Latah 16057005100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Latah 16057005400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Lewis 16061940001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Minidoka 16067970500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Nez Perce 16069960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Payette 16075960200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Shoshone 16079960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Twin Falls 16083000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Twin Falls 16083001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Idaho Valley 16085970300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015