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Boise County, Idaho

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Boise County
Boise County Courthouse in Idaho City
Boise County Courthouse in Idaho City
Map of Idaho highlighting Boise County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 44°01′N 115°44′W / 44.01°N 115.74°W / 44.01; -115.74
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedFebruary 4, 1864
Named forBoise River
SeatIdaho City
Largest cityHorseshoe Bend
 • Total1,907 sq mi (4,940 km2)
 • Land1,899 sq mi (4,920 km2)
 • Water7.4 sq mi (19 km2)  0.4%
 • Total7,610
 • Density3.7/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district1st

Boise County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2020 census, 7,610 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Idaho City,[2] and Horseshoe Bend is the largest city. It was founded on February 4, 1864.

The Bogus Basin ski area is in the southwestern part of the county. The county's eastern area contains the central section of the Sawtooth Wilderness, the western part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.[3]


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Unincorporated communities

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  1. "QuickFacts: Boise County, Idaho". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. U.S. Forest Service map, Sawtooth National Forest, 1985, reprinted 1989, 23.60.400.12/85C