Idaho

state of the United States of America

Idaho is a state in the United States. Its capital and biggest city is Boise.

Idaho
CountryUnited States
Before statehoodOregon Territory, Washington Territory, Idaho Territory
Admitted to the UnionJuly 3, 1890 (43rd)
Largest metroBoise metropolitan area
Government
 • GovernorBrad Little (R)
 • Lieutenant GovernorJanice McGeachin (R)
LegislatureIdaho Legislature
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. senatorsMike Crapo (R)
Jim Risch (R)
U.S. House delegation1. Russ Fulcher (R)
2. Mike Simpson (R) (list)
Population
 • Total1,716,943 (2,017 est.)[1]
 • Density20.1/sq mi (7.76/km2)
 • Median household income
$51,624[2]
 • Income rank
36th
Language
 • Official languageEnglish[3]
Latitude42° N to 49° N
Longitude111°03′ W to 117°15′ W
Idaho state symbols
Flag of Idaho.svg
Seal of Idaho.svg
Living insignia
AmphibianTiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
Bird
FishCutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii)
FlowerSyringa (Philadelphus lewisii)
Horse breedAppaloosa
InsectMonarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
TreeWestern white pine (Pinus monticola)
Inanimate insignia
DanceSquare dance
Food
FossilHagerman horse (Equus simplicidens)
GemstoneStar garnet
SloganGreat Potatoes. Tasty Destinations.
SoilThreebear
State route marker
Idaho state route marker
State quarter
Idaho quarter dollar coin
Released in 2007
Lists of United States state symbols

Idaho became a state in 1890. Its current Governor is Brad Little. It is the 11th largest state in land area, and the 14th largest in total area (land and water). The population of Idaho is estimated at 1,523,816 by the United States Census Bureau in 2008.

Idaho is bordered by Washington and Oregon on the west, Montana and Wyoming on the east, Utah and Nevada on the south and the country of Canada (British Columbia) on the north side. The climate in Idaho can sometimes be hot, reaching up to 100 °F. Humidity is normally low with cooler evenings in summer months. In winter, temperatures normally drop to lower twenty's, upper teens. Sometimes, the temperature drops to several degrees below zero.

Idaho's state motto is Esto perpetua. This is Latin for "Let it be forever".

Important cities and townsEdit

Population > 100,000 (city area)

Population > 50,000 (city area)

Population > 30,000 (city area)

Population > 10,000 (city area)

Smaller Towns and Cities

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Idaho is Nation's Fastest-Growing State, Census Bureau Reports". U.S. Census Bureau. December 20, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  3. "Idaho Statutes (73-121)". State of Idaho. 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.