Data Comparison
  SPRINGFIELD, MO BOISE, ID
POPULATION 
Metro Area 458,930 691,423
Population growth of MSA (1-year) 0.6% 2.3%
Population growth of MSA (3-year) 2.3% 6.4%
Population growth of MSA (since 2010) 4.9% 11.9%
Population growth of MSA (since 2000) 24.1% 47.4%
City Limits 167,319 223,154
Population growth of City (1-year) 0.4% 1.3%
Population growth of City (3-year) 1.9% 3.2%
Population growth of City (since 2010) 4.9% 7.0%
Population growth of City (since 2000) 9.7% 13.9%
Economic Area * 1,039,960 795,474
 includes 27 counties includes 11 counties
Suburban cities larger than 10,000 3 6
Nixa (annual growth rate since 2000) 21,201  (11.1%)
Ozark (annual growth rate since 2000) 19,429  (8.3%)
Republic (annual growth rate since 2000) 16,116  (7.7%)
Caldwell (annual growth rate since 2000) 53,149  (14.3%)
Eagle (annual growth rate since 2000) 24,785  (24.1%)
Garden City (annual growth rate since 2000) 11,602  (5.6%)
Kuna (annual growth rate since 2000) 17,902  (15.6%)
Meridian (annual growth rate since 2000) 95,623  (24.9%)
Nampa (annual growth rate since 2000) 91,382  (11.6%)
SOURCE: Bureau of the Census, 2016; *Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2015
RACE & HISPANIC ORIGIN     
Asian 1.4% 1.7%
Black or African American 2.6% 0.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 0.9%
Two or More Races 2.5% 3.5%
White 92.0% 90.2%
Other 0.9% 2.6%
Hispanic ** 3.1% 13.3%
SOURCE: Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2015  **Hispanic is an ethnicity, not a race. Hispanics (or Latinos) are included in other race categories.
LABOR FORCE (Metro Area)    
Current Metro Area Workforce (July 2017) 233,721 346,581
Current Unemployment Rate (July 2017) 3.3% 2.9%
Workforce Growth (2006-2016) 7.2% 14.7%
Employed AND Living in Metro Area * 74.4% 88.8%
Living but NOT Employed in Metro Area * 19.7% 8.8%
Employed but NOT Living in Metro Area * 25.6% 11.2%
Notable Work Destination Metro Areas for Residents  (% of total)*
Kansas City  (3.1%) Idaho Falls/Pocatello, ID  (1.3%)
Branson  (2.6%) Ontario, OR  (1.1%)
St. Louis  (2.5%) Twin Falls, ID  (1.1%)
Joplin  (1.7%) Coeur d'Alene, ID  (0.6%)
Columbia/Jefferson City  (1.2%) Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro  (0.2%)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers  (0.3%) Salt Lake City  (0.2%)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington  (0.1%) Williston, ND  (0.2%)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin  (0.1%) Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue  (0.2%)
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2014
EMPLOYMENT SECTORS    
Manufacturing  (% of total workforce) 14,700 (7.0%) 26,100 (8.5%)
Mining, Logging and Construction 8,600 (4.1%) 20,000 (6.5%)
Transportation & Utilities 11,000 (5.2%) 9,700 (3.2%)
Wholesale Trade 10,800 (5.1%) 14,500 (4.7%)
Retail Trade 26,100 (12.4%) 35,500 (11.6%)
Information 3,800 (1.8%) 4,700 (1.5%)
Financial Activities 11,800 (5.6%) 17,000 (5.6%)
Prof & Bus. Services 25,200 (12.0%) 45,100 (14.7%)
Education & Health Services 37,600 (17.9%) 46,100 (15.1%)
Leisure & Hospitality & Other Services 30,400 (14.5%) 41,300 (13.5%)
Government 29,800 (14.2%) 45,900 (15.0%)
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Survey, 2016
IT SECTOR    
Employment (Computer & Mathmatical Occupations) 4,430 8,840
     Employment growth (1-year) 15.7% -0.7%
     Employment growth (3-year) 28.8% 15.4%
     Employment growth (since 2010) 37.2% 3.0%
     Employment growth (since 2000) 288.6% 46.8%
     Average annual wage (hourly) $56,470  ($27.15) $68,500  ($32.93)
IT Services Firms * 132 372
Computer Software Firms * 18 48
Computer Manufacturing Firms * 5 20
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Survey, 2016; *Hoovers
TOP 10 EMPLOYERS    
CoxHealth Systems - 11,000 St. Luke's Regional Medical Center - 9,000-9,999
Mercy Hospital Springfield - 10,682 Micron Technology - 6,000-6,499
Springfield Public Schools - 3,921 St. Alphonsus Health System - 4,500-4,999
Walmart Stores, Inc. - 3,307 West ADA School District - 4,500-4,999
Missouri State University - 2,852 Boise State University - 3,500-3,999
United States Government - 2,429 Ind. School District Boise City #1 - 3,500-3,999
Bass Pro Shops | Tracker Marine - 2,311 Wal-Mart - 3,000-3,499
State of Missouri - 2,305 Albertsons - 2,500-2,999
O'Reilly Auto Parts - 1,813 Hewlett-Packard - 1,500-1,999
City of Springfield - 1,655 Idaho Power Company - 1,500-1,999
SOURCE: Springfield Chamber 2017; Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce 2017
INCOME (Metro Area)    
Per Capita Income $36,824 $39,956
Average Compensation Per Job $49,309 $53,789
Median Family Income * $56,472 $66,071
Mean Family Income * $66,667 $83,924
   difference between mean and median $10,195 $17,853
SOURCE: Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2015; *Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2015
HOUSING & COMMUTE    
Median Home Value $137,600 $193,100
Homes Valued Under $150,000  (% of total) 62,157  (56.3%) 49,212  (29.4%)
Homes Valued $150,000-$300,000   (% of total) 35,834  (30.6%) 81,239  (48.5%)
Homes Valued Over $300,000   (% of total) 12,439  (11.3%) 37,153  (22.2%)
Homes Built Since 2014 641 2,285
Homes Built Since 2010 7,441 15,349
Homes Built Since 2000 46,602 87,492
Owner Occupancy Rate 61.4% 68.4%
Median Gross Rent $711 $849
Mean Travel Time to Work (in minutes) 21.7 21.5
SOURCE: Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2015
COST OF LIVING INDEX     
Overall Index 89.3% 91.3%
   Housing  71.4% 86.8%
SOURCE: Council for Community & Economic Research, 2Q 2017
ELECTRIC UTILITY RATES     
Residential 9.83 cents per kWh 10.30 cents per kWh
Commercial 8.05 cents per kWh 7.55 cents per kWh
Industrial 7.28 cents per kWh 6.60 cents per kWh
SOURCE:  U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
TAXES    
Residential Property Tax Rate 19% @ $5.4805 $1.6840736
   Tax on residence valued at $100,000 $1,041.30 $1,684.07
Commercial Property Tax Rate 32% @ $6.5205 $1.6840736
   Tax on commercial building valued at $1,000,000 $20,866.00 $16,840.00
Sales Tax Rate 7.6% 6.0%
NOTE: Property tax rate is per $100 of assessed value  /  SOURCE:  Greene County Assessor; Ada County Treasurer
GIVING     
Raised $3,074,519 $3,619,809
People assisted by programs 307,270 300,000+
SOURCE: United Way of the Ozarks; United Way of Treasure Valley, 2016
PUBLIC SCHOOLS     
Students 25,781 26,240
Schools 55 51
Student-to-Teacher Ratio 15.4 17.1
Expenditure per Student $10,350 $8,302
Free and Reduced Lunch (2016-2017)* 54.4% 52.4%
Free and Reduced Lunch (3-year net % change) 0.0 8.0
SOURCE:  US Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; *ID and MO Depts. of Edu.
HIGHER EDUCATION     
Students 49,657 56,363
Colleges and Universities 12 12
Largest University Missouri State University Boise State University
       Number of Students 24,116 23,886
Community College Attendance 13,260 (Ozarks Technical Community College) 24,265 (College of       Western Idaho)
*Increase in College Grad Population (2005-2015) 43.8% 48.5%
SOURCE:  Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce; Boise Valley Economic Partnership; *Bureau of the Census
AIRPORT    
Passengers 952,703 3,230,878
Nonstop Cities 13 21
Daily Flights 28+ 70
Commercial Airlines 4 6
SOURCE:   Springfield-Branson National Airport; Boise Airport
HOTEL OCCUPANCY     
Room Demand 1,308,463 1,378,448
Occupancy rate 62.4% 76.0%
SOURCE:  Springfield CVB; Boise CVB
CLIMATE    
Avg Jan High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 43/22 (2.5/5.4) 37/23 (2.0/13.0)
Avg Feb High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 48/26 (2.5/3.6) 42/26 (1.8/8.8)
Avg Mar High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 58/35 (3.6/2.4) 51/32 (2.2/6.4)
Avg April High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 67/44 (4.3/0.0) 59/37 (1.92.2)
Avg May High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 75/54 (5.1/0.0) 68/43 (2.1/0.7)
Avg June High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 84/63 (4.9/0.0) 77/49 (1.2/0.0)
Avg July High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 89/68 (3.7/0.0) 88/57 (0.4/0.0)
Avg Aug High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 89/67 (3.6/0.0) 87/57 (0.3/0.0)
Avg Sept High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 80/58 (4.6/0.0) 76/50 (0.8/0.0)
Avg Oct High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 69/47 (3.6/0.0) 62/40 (1.2/0.3)
Avg Nov High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 57/35 (4.2/0.7) 46/30 (2.2/7.9)
Avg Dec High/Low Temp (rain/snow) 45/25 (3.0/4.9) 36/22 (2.6/16.4)
Average Annual Rainfall 45.6 inches 18.6 inches
Average Annual Snowfall 17.0 inches 55.7 inches
Average Annual Days of Sun 211 days (58%) 230 days (63%)
SOURCE:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES    
Miles of greenway trails 62 36+ *
Miles of hiking/biking trails 55 * 190 (Foothill trails)
On-street bike lanes 81 miles 330 miles **
Park space 3,200 acres 1,641 acres
Number of parks 103 90
Consumer Spending
Sports, Rec and Exercise Equipment *** $24,496,447 $39,613,310
Fees for participant sports *** $13,803,900 $22,970,006
Admission to sporting events *** $7,977,764 $12,758,805
Fees for recreational lessons *** $16,730,808 $30,027,181
SOURCE:  Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Ozark Greenways, Boise Parks and Recreation; *independent research; **Ada County Highway District, ***ESRI, 2017