Boise City is the least populous city, situated in the Cimarron County in the state of Oklahoma in the United States. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 1,266 only, a decrease of 14.6 % when compared to the population of 1483 during 2000. The Boise City includes a total land area of 3.4 square kilometers (1.3 square miles), all barren land. The city is nearer to the capitals of both New Mexico and Colorado than it is to the Oklahoma City. One can drive from the Boise City to four other U.S. states, such as Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas within an hour.
Boise City was formed during 1908 by A. J. Kline and J. E. Stanley, the developers who printed and dispersed booklets promoting the city as a stylish, tree-lined city with tiled streets, many businesses, an artesian well and railroad service. They put up 3,000 lots for sale to buyers who found, on their arrival in the city that none of the details in the booklet were true. Kline and Stanley were convicted of deception and sent to Leavenworth Central Penitentiary. Nevertheless, the city took shape and included on the 20th of July 1925.
The prosperity of Boise City during the 1930s was cruelly affected by its position at the heart of the Dust Bowl area. The city was the place of a strange event during the Second World War, when it was erroneously attacked by a friendly United States bomber team during training. The bombing happened through a B‑17 Flying Fortress Bomber on the 5th of July 1943, at about 12:30 A.M. This took place because pilots doing the target practice turned out to be disoriented and mistook the illuminations around the city square as their objective. Of course, nobody was killed in the bomb attack because only practice bombs were employed and the city square was abandoned at that time. However, the pilots were uncomfortable. For the 50th centenary of the event, the team of the bomber was called back to Boise City, but all associates declined. However, the previous radio operator did, and sent an auditory tape that was played at the commemoration.
Boise City has a semi-arid type of weather with cool, arid winters and extended, warm, wet summers. The city experiences a record high temperature ranging from 105 F to 108 F (41 C to 42 C) from May to September and from 80 F to 97 F (27 C to 36 C) from January to April and from 84 F to 96 F (29 C to 36 C). The yearly mean record high temperature is 108 F (42 C). The average high temperature of the city is 70.5 F (21.4 C), whereas the average low temperature of the city is 40 F (4.4 C).
The local economy of the city is based on farming, ranching, and on the manufacture of natural gas and oil. The median revenue for a household in the city is $30,071, among which males have median revenue of $23,088, whereas females have $17,679. The per capita revenue for the city is $15,821. Roughly 14.7% of households and 19.1% of the inhabitants were below the poverty line, in addition to 24.0% of them are below the age of 18 years and 12.3% of them are at the age of 65 years and above.