Boise City, Oklahoma

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Boise City is a city in and the county seat of Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States.[3] The population was 1,483 at the 2000 census.

'Boise' /ˈbɔɪs/ rhymes with 'voice' (unlike Boise, Idaho). Boise City therefore sounds much like 'Boy City'.

The actress Vera Miles was born in Boise City in 1929.



Boise City is located at 36°43′48″N 102°30′41″W / 36.73°N 102.51139°W / 36.73; -102.51139 (36.730115, -102.511419)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Boise City is closer to the capitals of both Colorado and New Mexico than it is to Oklahoma City. Denver, CO is 303 miles (488 km) and Santa Fe, NM is 261 miles (420 km), while Oklahoma City is 326 miles (525 km) away.

From Boise City, one can drive to four other states (Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas) in under an hour. No other region west of the Mississippi River allows access to as many states in this amount of time.



As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,483 people, 610 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,180.6 people per square mile (454.4/km²). There were 752 housing units at an average density of 598.7/sq mi (230.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.66% White, 0.20% African American, 1.69% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 13.35% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.04% of the population.

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