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Nampa is a city in Canyon County, in the Boise City-Nampa metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a Shoshone chief; another says the name derives from an Indian term for "foot print."
The latitude of Nampa is 43.540N. The longitude is -116.562W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,516 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 64,269.
The community incorporated, as a town, in 1891.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nampa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Canyon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boise City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 83651 ZIP code.
17% of Nampa residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nampa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nampa was $14,491, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Nampa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Nampa include Nampa Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Nampa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $460. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.
Libraries in Nampa include Nampa Public ... View libraries
Newspapers in Nampa include Idaho Press-Tribune
TV stations in Nampa include KIVI, KTRV.
Canyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nampa political report.
The average commute time for Nampa workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Nampa between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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