These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In Idaho


We used data and science to identify which places in Idaho are total snoozefests.

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There’s no denying it: there are plenty of places in Idaho that are downright beautiful and full of excitement.

Unfortunately, not all towns and cities in ID are so lucky.

Just like in all U.S. States, there are definitely some boring places within Idaho’s borders. In fact, some might argue there are lots of boring places in Idaho. You know the places: the ones where everyone has an AARP card and the most exciting thing they do all day is post a picture of their grandchild on Facebook.

Like Eagle, for instance. In our latest analysis, we found that this city was the most boring city in all of Idaho. But don’t feel bad if you’re a resident of Eagle. There are plenty of other boring, lackluster places in Idaho as well.

Here they are. Try not to jump out of your seat with excitement:

  1. Eagle
  2. Hayden
  3. Weiser
  4. Preston
  5. Middleton
  6. Star
  7. Lewiston
  8. Rathdrum
  9. Hailey
  10. Garden City

Before you get all upset if your city’s name is on the list, rest assured that we didn’t use personal opinion when it comes to what classifies a city or town as “boring” or “exciting”. We crunched actual numbers to figure out which towns are statistically more boring.

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How we determined the boring cities in the Gem State

To figure out how boring a place is, we rely on a complex algorithm that factors in things we generally think make people exciting, and then we figure out which cities have the least number of those exciting people. Here are some of the things people tend to think of as making a city’s population boring:

  • % of Population Over 35 (higher is more boring)
  • % of Married Household (higher is more boring)
  • Average Age (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households With Kids (higher is more boring)
  • % of Households with People Over 65 (higher is more boring)
  • Population density (lower is more boring)

Then, our algorithm generates several lists of the cities that have plenty of residents with high rankings in all of these categories. After a crunching of the numbers, a list of all of the cities magically appears listing them from most boring to most exciting.

For this list, we used every Idaho city that qualified for our rankings based on having a population of at least 5,000 residents. This keeps us from prejudicing our rankings by including very small pockets of retired people.

Grab your rocker and hold on.

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1. Eagle

Boring Idaho

Source: Public Domain

Population: 20,475
Average Age: 40.3
Married Households: 65.7%
Households With Kids: 41.2%

2. Hayden

Boring Idaho

Source: Public Domain

Population: 13,432
Average Age: 40.1
Married Households: 60.1%
Households With Kids: 37.5%

3. Weiser

Boring Idaho

Source: wikipedia

Population: 5,438
Average Age: 38.3
Married Households: 49.7%
Households With Kids: 37.6%

4. Preston

Boring Idaho

Source: wikipedia

Population: 5,173
Average Age: 31.0
Married Households: 58.2%
Households With Kids: 43.4%

5. Middleton

Boring Idaho

Source: Public Domain

Population: 5,696
Average Age: 32.0
Married Households: 60.7%
Households With Kids: 45.1%

6. Star

Boring Idaho

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Population: 6,032
Average Age: 31.3
Married Households: 71.2%
Households With Kids: 53.6%

7. Lewiston

Boring Idaho

Source: wikipedia

Population: 32,043
Average Age: 40.7
Married Households: 50.6%
Households With Kids: 26.6%

8. Rathdrum

Boring Idaho

Source: wikipedia

Population: 6,934
Average Age: 33.3
Married Households: 56.2%
Households With Kids: 41.4%

9. Hailey

Boring Idaho

Source: wikipedia

Population: 7,958
Average Age: 35.1
Married Households: 63.8%
Households With Kids: 44.5%

10. Garden City

Boring Idaho

Source: wikipedia

Population: 11,124
Average Age: 43.0
Married Households: 52.1%
Households With Kids: 23.7%

Now That You’re Asleep

On a list like this, there are usually no winners, but since Idaho isn’t necessarily the most boring state in the United States (but it’s close), the cities on this list can at least take solace that there are, in fact, more boring cities in the country.

Barely.

Detailed List Of Boring Cities In Idaho

City Rank Population Average Age Married Households Households With Kids
Eagle 1 20,475 40.3 65.7% 41.2%
Hayden 2 13,432 40.1 60.1% 37.5%
Weiser 3 5,438 38.3 49.7% 37.6%
Preston 4 5,173 31.0 58.2% 43.4%
Middleton 5 5,696 32.0 60.7% 45.1%
Star 6 6,032 31.3 71.2% 53.6%
Lewiston 7 32,043 40.7 50.6% 26.6%
Rathdrum 8 6,934 33.3 56.2% 41.4%
Hailey 9 7,958 35.1 63.8% 44.5%
Garden City 10 11,124 43.0 52.1% 23.7%
Kuna 11 15,723 28.9 65.2% 55.4%
Burley 12 10,254 30.9 53.8% 39.1%
Emmett 13 6,547 36.4 50.6% 30.8%
Meridian 14 78,061 33.4 63.8% 44.3%
Ammon 15 13,993 27.8 62.0% 51.7%
Sandpoint 16 7,414 38.6 41.5% 29.6%
Post Falls 17 28,236 33.2 54.1% 40.1%
Rupert 18 5,557 30.9 51.2% 46.8%
Idaho Falls 19 57,536 32.9 52.6% 37.3%
Blackfoot 20 11,875 31.7 51.9% 36.9%
Payette 21 7,447 32.4 43.7% 35.4%
Jerome 22 10,929 27.8 53.1% 47.6%
Twin Falls 23 44,758 32.3 51.0% 38.0%
Chubbuck 24 13,982 29.8 58.9% 46.6%
Coeur d’Alene 25 45,045 35.5 47.6% 30.7%
Boise City 26 209,726 35.8 48.3% 28.9%
Nampa 27 83,140 30.3 52.7% 43.4%
Caldwell 28 47,142 29.1 48.6% 43.0%
Mountain Home 29 13,915 30.8 54.3% 36.6%
Pocatello 30 54,355 30.8 48.4% 32.0%
Rexburg 31 25,900 22.5 47.1% 33.2%
Moscow 32 24,141 24.7 36.8% 24.0%

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