Emmett Valley, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 12,022.
Males: 5,882  (48.9%)
Females: 6,140  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Idaho median age:  33.2 years

Zip code: 83617

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,952 (it was $34,076 in 2000)
Emmett Valley:

$43,952
ID:

$46,783

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,312 (it was $15,330 in 2000)

Emmett Valley CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $141,000 (it was $95,100 in 2000)
Emmett Valley:

$141,000
ID:

$159,000
  • Races in Emmett Valley, ID (2000)

    Emmett Valley races chart
    • 9,94389.6%White alone
    • 8657.8%Hispanic
    • 1451.3%Two or more races
    • 770.7%American Indian alone
    • 470.4%Asian alone
    • 100.09%Black alone
    • 90.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.05%Other race alone

Races in Emmett Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Emmett Valley: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 75.7 square miles.

Population density: 159 people per square mile   (very low).

Emmett Valley, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Emmett Valley:

  • High school or higher: 77.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Emmett Valley CCD:

  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Emmett Valley CCD:  0.8% ($787)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Emmett Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nampa, ID (20.6 miles , pop. 51,867).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (317.7 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (684.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Emmett, ID (1.3 miles ), Emmett Bench, ID (1.7 miles ), Middleton, ID (3.5 miles ), Star, ID (3.5 miles ), Eagle, ID (3.9 miles ), New Plymouth, ID (4.0 miles ), Caldwell, ID (4.1 miles ), Horseshoe Bend, ID (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 43.87 N, Longitude: 116.53 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Emmett Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Emmett Valley, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Emmett Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 346% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 136.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 238.4 miles away from Emmett Valley center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 295.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 331.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 379.5 miles away from Emmett Valley center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 315.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gem County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Emmett Valley:

  • CHERRY RIDGE AT EMMETT CARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EMMETT, ID)
  • WALTER KNOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; EMMETT, ID)
  • RIVER'S EDGE REHABILITATION AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; EMMETT, ID)
  • TOMORROW'S HOPE - EAGLE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; EAGLE, ID)
  • BOISE MEMORIAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; EAGLE, ID)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Emmett Valley:

  • College of Western Idaho (about 18 miles; Nampa, ID; Full-time enrollment: 6,300)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 22 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 25 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Boise State University (about 25 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 127 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 137 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 176 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)

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Notable locations in Emmett Valley: Star Lane Pond Public Fishing Area (A), Airport Pond Public Fishing Area (B), Emmett Plaza (C), Gem County Ambulance Service (D), Gem County Fire District 1 Station 1 (E), Gem County Fire District 1 Station 2 (F), Emmett Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sand Hollow Creek (A), Sevenmile Slough (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gem County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 96.4. This is worse than average.

City:

96.4
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.244. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.244
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.88. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.88
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.2%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.6%
Whole state:

11.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.1%
Whole state:

4.6%

People in group quarters in Emmett Valley in 2010:

  • 47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Emmett Valley in 2000:

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Idaho average:

11.1

Emmett Valley travel time to work - commute Emmett Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Emmett Valley CCD (based on Gem County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,9891
Other3,1089
Evangelical Protestant85810
Mainline Protestant4685
None7,296-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Gem County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Gem County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Gem County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gem County:

30.4%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

11.7%

7.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,499 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ada County, ID  2.11% ($27,706 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  1.35% ($27,750)
from Payette County, ID  0.41% ($23,261)


7.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,995 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ada County, ID  2.52% ($34,901 average AGI)
to Canyon County, ID  1.44% ($28,432)
to Payette County, ID  0.30% ($16,176)

Strongest AM radio stations in Emmett Valley:

  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KCID (1490 AM; 1 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSPD (790 AM; 1 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KIOV (1450 AM; 1 kW; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: ASSOCIATES COMMUNICATIONS OF IDAHO,)

Strongest FM radio stations in Emmett Valley:

  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KQXR (100.3 FM; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSRV-FM (96.1 FM; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIZN (92.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGL (96.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFC (97.9 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMG (93.1 FM; NEW PLYMOUTH, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU-FM (90.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBSX (91.5 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIX (105.9 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVB (94.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXLT-FM (107.9 FM; EAGLE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOT (105.1 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHI (107.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBXL (94.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KTSY (89.5 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY)
  • KSAS-FM (103.3 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTB (104.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K239AC (95.7 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Emmett Valley:

  • KTRV (Channel 12; NAMPA, ID; Owner: IDAHO INDEPENDENT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K30GS (Channel 30; BOISE, ID; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBCI-TV (Channel 2; BOISE, ID; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - IDAHO TV, L.L.C.)
  • KMBA-LP (Channel 19; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K17ED (Channel 17; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: DOUG GARCIA)
  • KIVI (Channel 6; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KAID (Channel 4; BOISE, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, STATE OF IDAHO)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (40%)
  • Utility gas (35%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Emmett Valley compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Emmett Valley on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Woodworkers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
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