100 Biggest Cities In Idaho For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Idaho. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 93 cities and places in Idaho.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Gem State has to offer. You know the places like Boise City and Meridian which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Idaho that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Idaho with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Idaho, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Idaho, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Idaho

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Gem State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Idaho from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Boise City.

The smallest? Ashton, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Boise City, ID
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 224,300
Population 2010: 206,481
Growth: 8.6%
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Boise ) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, as well as the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise at the 2010 Census was 205,671, the 99th largest in the United States. Its estimated population in 2016 was 223,154.

Meridian, ID
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Population: 97,008
Population 2010: 68,953
Growth: 40.7%
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Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the US state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state's fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.

Nampa, ID
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Population: 91,663
Population 2010: 78,322
Growth: 17.0%
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Nampa ) is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census making it the second-most populous city in Idaho. Nampa is located about 20 miles west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles west of Meridian. Nampa is the second principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name "Nampa" may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.

Idaho Falls, ID
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 60,147
Population 2010: 55,653
Growth: 8.1%
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Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813, with a metro population of 136,108. As of 2016, the population was estimated at 60,211.

Pocatello, ID
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 55,162
Population 2010: 53,258
Growth: 3.6%
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Pocatello ) is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the principal city of the Pocatello metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Bannock county. As of the 2010 census the population of Pocatello was 54,255.

Caldwell, ID
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 53,205
Population 2010: 43,749
Growth: 21.6%
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Caldwell is a city in and the county seat of Canyon County, Idaho, United States. The population was 46,237 at the 2010 census.

Coeur D
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 49,609
Population 2010: 43,096
Growth: 15.1%
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Coeur d'Alene KOR d-LAYN) is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. It is the principal city of the Coeur d'Alene Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of Coeur d'Alene was 44,137. The city is a satellite city of Spokane, which is located about 30 miles to the west, in the state of Washington. The two cities are the key components of the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene Combined Statistical Area, of which Coeur d'Alene is the third-largest city. Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in northern Idaho Panhandle. The city is situated on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, 25 miles in length. Locally, Coeur d'Alene is known as the "Lake City", or simply called by its initials: "CDA".

Twin Falls, ID
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 48,225
Population 2010: 42,458
Growth: 13.6%
More on Twin Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. The city had a population of 44,125 as of the 2010 census.

Review Of Twin Falls by HomeSnacks User

I live there till I was 11 and I'm 34 now and back then I remember Not much older then me at time fighting and putting each other in wheel chairs slicing faces and necks, stabbing and shooting each other to death and it was like another day in the neighborhood. The way I explain it to my girlfriend is that it's a small town with a chip on its shoulder that no one knows of so they have too go the extreme to show that they are just as ruff as the big cities. Much like the youngest kids in the gang are the most dangerous cause they have more to prove. Anyways I live Seattle now. And miss Maxies and Papa kelseys but that's it. Oh and the schools s**k a*s. Nothing to do except cow tipping and trying not to date your cousins, yeah it's a thing...

Dirkys lake was my favorite place to go when i did live there which was right off the snake river down a lil canyon and if u hike behind that they which was called then the hidden lakes which was like 3 or 4 of them and u could go cliff jumping off of them, but lots of deaths probably 3 each year when I live there I think don't quote me on that, and the other thing which is really popular now, it wasnt so much when i lived there but I think they had to capitalize on it to help the city gain more publicity is base jumping off the bridge with a but I hear about 3-5 people die each year doin that too but has gained a lot of attention across the nation and the world I believe for the extreme seeking fanatics at are into that stuff.


Lewiston, ID
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 32,604
Population 2010: 31,683
Growth: 2.9%
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Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. It is the second-largest city in the northern Idaho region, behind Coeur d'Alene, and ninth-largest in the state. Lewiston is the principal city of the Lewiston, ID - Clarkston, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Nez Perce County and Asotin County, Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lewiston was 31,894, up from 30,904 in 2000.

Post Falls, ID
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 31,945
Population 2010: 26,179
Growth: 22.0%
More on Post Falls: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Post Falls is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington. It is both a suburb of Coeur d'Alene, to the east; and a bedroom community to Spokane, to the west. The population was 27,574 at the 2010 census, up from 17,247 in 2000 census, making it Idaho's tenth largest city. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated 2014 population is 30,123.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Idaho

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Idaho.

Have fun snacking around in the Gem State!

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Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Idaho

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Boise City 224,300 206,481 8.6%
2 Meridian 97,008 68,953 40.7%
3 Nampa 91,663 78,322 17.0%
4 Idaho Falls 60,147 55,653 8.1%
5 Pocatello 55,162 53,258 3.6%
6 Caldwell 53,205 43,749 21.6%
7 Coeur D'alene 49,609 43,096 15.1%
8 Twin Falls 48,225 42,458 13.6%
9 Lewiston 32,604 31,683 2.9%
10 Post Falls 31,945 26,179 22.0%
11 Rexburg 27,957 24,513 14.0%
12 Moscow 25,174 23,264 8.2%
13 Eagle 25,075 18,752 33.7%
14 Kuna 18,445 13,764 34.0%
15 Ammon 15,403 12,443 23.8%
16 Chubbuck 14,728 13,036 13.0%
17 Hayden 14,380 12,783 12.5%
18 Mountain Home 13,998 13,550 3.3%
19 Blackfoot 11,854 11,524 2.9%
20 Garden City 11,743 11,053 6.2%
21 Jerome 11,503 10,223 12.5%
22 Burley 10,373 9,882 5.0%
23 Star 8,495 5,173 64.2%
24 Hailey 8,259 7,790 6.0%
25 Sandpoint 8,144 7,372 10.5%
26 Rathdrum 7,904 6,545 20.8%
27 Payette 7,394 7,465 -1.0%
28 Middleton 7,115 5,203 36.7%
29 Emmett 6,670 6,513 2.4%
30 Rupert 5,782 5,423 6.6%
31 Weiser 5,326 5,464 -2.5%
32 Preston 5,311 5,102 4.1%
33 Fruitland 5,192 4,566 13.7%
34 Shelley 4,370 4,272 2.3%
35 American Falls 4,349 4,315 0.8%
36 Buhl 4,345 4,077 6.6%
37 Rigby 4,051 3,732 8.5%
38 Kimberly 3,759 3,148 19.4%
39 Lincoln 3,748 2,742 36.7%
40 St. Anthony 3,507 3,541 -1.0%
41 Gooding 3,482 3,503 -0.6%
42 Fort Hall 3,402 2,852 19.3%
43 Heyburn 3,271 2,968 10.2%
44 Mccall 3,226 2,946 9.5%
45 Grangeville 3,166 3,124 1.3%
46 Mountain Home Afb 3,150 3,613 -12.8%
47 Orofino 3,111 3,161 -1.6%
48 Salmon 3,073 3,165 -2.9%
49 Soda Springs 2,997 3,056 -1.9%
50 St. Maries 2,769 2,725 1.6%
51 Dalton Gardens 2,765 2,090 32.3%
52 Ketchum 2,761 2,797 -1.3%
53 Filer 2,736 2,395 14.2%
54 Wendell 2,721 2,702 0.7%
55 Bellevue 2,715 1,935 40.3%
56 Homedale 2,605 2,638 -1.3%
57 Bonners Ferry 2,544 2,613 -2.6%
58 Montpelier 2,507 2,600 -3.6%
59 Iona 2,451 1,330 84.3%
60 Kellogg 2,442 2,151 13.5%
61 Victor 2,435 2,257 7.9%
62 Spirit Lake 2,228 1,435 55.3%
63 Aberdeen 2,169 2,147 1.0%
64 Malad City 2,136 2,451 -12.9%
65 Parma 2,109 2,075 1.6%
66 Driggs 1,938 2,000 -3.1%
67 Priest River 1,888 1,677 12.6%
68 Wilder 1,666 1,516 9.9%
69 Sugar City 1,649 1,408 17.1%
70 Moreland 1,507 1,780 -15.3%
71 New Plymouth 1,506 1,417 6.3%
72 Osburn 1,490 1,610 -7.5%
73 Hansen 1,451 912 59.1%
74 Sun Valley 1,445 1,401 3.1%
75 Robie Creek 1,418 1,555 -8.8%
76 Pinehurst 1,402 1,535 -8.7%
77 Marsing 1,382 826 67.3%
78 Ucon 1,361 1,261 7.9%
79 Glenns Ferry 1,319 1,666 -20.8%
80 Lapwai 1,305 1,010 29.2%
81 Shoshone 1,305 1,828 -28.6%
82 Greenleaf 1,298 872 48.9%
83 Tyhee 1,266 1,033 22.6%
84 Kamiah 1,249 1,444 -13.5%
85 Plummer 1,230 956 28.7%
86 Paul 1,212 948 27.8%
87 Ponderay 1,179 1,417 -16.8%
88 Teton 1,163 539 115.8%
89 Riverside 1,156 973 18.8%
90 Grace 1,118 900 24.2%
91 Hagerman 1,103 736 49.9%
92 Athol 1,037 722 43.6%
93 Ashton 1,029 958 7.4%

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