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Boise County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Boise County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the USA highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded February 4, 1864
Seat Idaho City
Largest City Horseshoe Bend
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,907 sq mi (4,939 km²)
1,899 sq mi (4,918 km²)
7.4 sq mi (19 km²), 0.4%
 - (2017)
 - Density

3.7/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Named for: Boise River

Boise County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, 7,028 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]



Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. 
  3. U.S. Forest Service map, Sawtooth National Forest, 1985, reprinted 1989, 23.60.400.12/85C