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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.


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Median household income
Local
$34,758
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Nampa demographic reports
Nampa is on Indian Creek.
Nampa came to be when the Oregon Short Line Railway was constructed in the 1880s.

The community incorporated, as a town, in 1891.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 245. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Snake River Dayz - July 12-21, 2007
  • Griddles & Fiddles Festival - July 13-14, 2007
  • Snake River Stampede - July 17-21, 2007
  • Fiesta Idaho - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Nampa Festival of the Arts - Aug. 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Nampa web sites and events links in the sections below.
Wildlife: Many species of birds can be seen at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge during peak migration periods.

Historic sites and museums: Warhawk Air Museum, Canyon County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: Northwest Nazarene College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 65

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Nampa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $460.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $808.


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Libraries in Nampa include Nampa Public ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Nampa include Idaho Press-Tribune

TV stations in Nampa include KIVI, KTRV.

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Canyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nampa political report.

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Traffic

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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