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Facts About Nampa

10 Interesting Facts About Nampa

Facts About Nampa

  1. Nampa is the largest city in Canyon County, Idaho.
  2. The estimated population of Nampa is 93,952, making Nampa Idaho’s third-most populous city.
  3. Nampa was established in the early 1880s as a railroad town by Alexander Duffes.
  4. Nampa is located at 43°34′29″N 116°33′49″W (43.574807, -116.563559).
  5. Nampa is one of the top producers of sweet corn seed, alfalfa, sugar beets, mint, onion, and cattle. Onions and mint are among Idaho’s top exports.
  6. In Nampa, 10.6% of the residents in the non-military labour force are employed by the local, state and federal government, as of 2019.
  7. The city has an area of 31.34 square miles, of which, 31.19 square miles is land and 0.15 square miles is water.
  8. Nampa is the seat of Northwest Nazarene University, founded in 1913.
  9. The median age in Nampa is 30.8, and the US median age is 37.4, as of 2019.
  10. The name “Nampa” may have come from a Shoshoni word meaning either moccasin or footprint.
Facts About Nampa
Facts About Nampa