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Boundary County, Idaho (ID)


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County population in 2012: 10,808 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 9,871 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,914
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,479
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,905
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,028 (it was 802 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 1269 sq. mi.
Water area: 9.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boundary County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.1%), Retail trade (12.2%), Construction (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 21%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Boundary County, Idaho:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Idaho median age:  34.0 years

Males: 5,549  (45.3%)
Females: 5,423  (54.7%)

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Boundary County,ID real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Boundary County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,366 ($31,250 in 1999)
This county:

$37366
Idaho:

$44925

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $370, upper quartile is $602)
This county:

$475
State:

$587


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $178,498 (it was $101,200 in 2000)
Boundary County:

$178,498
Idaho:

$171,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,893 - $274,962

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $290,474
Here:

$290,474
State:

$235,809

In 2-unit structures: $296,717
Here:

$296,717
State:

$181,777

Mobile homes: $94,413
Here:

$94,413
State:

$52,209

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $4,951
Here:

$4,951
State:

$37,997
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,107
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $262

Institutionalized population: 50

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Boundary County, ID map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $877 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $826 (0.5%)


Boundary County household income distribution in 2009 Boundary County home values distribution


Boundary County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.7%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 59.0% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 14 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.7%
Whole state:

11.8%

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

6.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boundary County is $479 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $860 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs, Naples.

Boundary County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.boundary-idaho.com

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Boundary County: Hughes Meadows Fire Station (A), Dugals Loop (B), KV Farm Spur (C), Seelovers Spur (D), Moyie River Access Area (E), Camp Nine (F), Deep Creek Access Area (G), McArthur Wildlife Management Area (H), Sheridan School (I), Bonners Ferry Ranger Station (J), Edwards Spur (K), Smith Creek Guard Station (L), Borthill Ferry (M), Bonner Lake Access Area (N), Dawson Lake Access Area (O), DeVoignes Spur (P), Deep Creek (Q), Robinson Lake Campground (R), Brush Lake Campground (S), Copper Creek Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Boundary County: Indian Mission (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Boulder Creek Cemetery (1), Copeland Cemetery (2), Paradise Valley Cemetery (3), Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (4), Grandview Cemetery (5), Moravia Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Beehive lake (A), Upper Standard Lake (B), Deer Lake Swamp (C), Divide Lake (D), Long Mountain Lake (E), Lookout Lake (F), West Fork Lake (G), Marsh Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chimney Creek (A), Cascade Creek (B), Caribou Creek (C), Camp Creek (D), Caboose Creek (E), Bussard Creek (F), Burton Creek (G), Brown Creek (H), Brass Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boundary County include: Hunt Girl Creek Research Natural Area (1), Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge (2), Deep Creek Picnic Area (3), Myrtle Creek Game Preserve (4), Priest Lake State Forest (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bonner County , Pend Oreille County, Washington , Lincoln County, Montana .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 151
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 288 (46% naturalized citizens)

Boundary County:

2.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.4%

Boundary County marital status for males
Boundary County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Boundary County with a mortgage: 860 (37 second mortgage, 69 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 548

Here:

61.1% with mortgage
State:

73.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.81%
Here35.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,535
Total congregations: 16

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church Mennonite Church of God in Christ
Adherents588 (16.6%)545 (15.4%)466 (13.2%)420 (11.9%)362 (10.2%)
Congregations2 (12.5%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchFree Methodist Church of North AmericaOther
Adherents298 (8.4%)182 (5.1%)158 (4.5%)112 (3.2%)404 (11.4%)
Congregations1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)6 (37.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Boundary County - Bonners Ferry, Moyie Springs, Naples

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Boundary County:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

4.61 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Boundary County:

9.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.2%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.6%
Idaho:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Boundary County:

6.3%
State:

11.7%


Agriculture in Boundary County:

Average size of farms: 177 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $52,829
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $493.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.06%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,148
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.93%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $69,156
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.91%
All wheat for grain: 16281 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 34 acres

Tornado activity:

Boundary County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Idaho state average. It is 20.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Boundary County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Idaho state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/22/1998 at 01:17:47, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, 4.6 ML, Depth: 7.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/22/2006 at 17:24:32, a magnitude 4.3 (3.6 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.2 ML, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/2/1995 at 19:31:02, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.5 ML, Depth: 5.6 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1994 at 06:56:49, a magnitude 4.1 (3.6 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 1.0 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Boundary County center
On 6/29/1995 at 18:10:50, a magnitude 4.1 (3.7 ML, 4.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/20/1998 at 16:33:06, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, 3.7 MD, Depth: 4.5 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Boundary County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Wood products (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Boundary County (%):





Boundary County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,722 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 660 (17%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 194 (5%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 203 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Boundary County, Idaho in 2000:

People in group quarters in Boundary County, Idaho in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,163.

9.31% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.31%
Idaho average:

9.61%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.15% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($9,829 average AGI)
6.16% relocated from other states ($28,019 average AGI)
Boundary County:

6.16%
Idaho average:

5.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bonner County, ID  1.68% ($25,914 average AGI)
from Kootenai County, ID  0.93% ($25,125)
from Spokane County, WA  0.38% ($29,538)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.29% ($35,400)


7.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Idaho average:

8.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.04% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($11,052 average AGI)
4.37% relocated to other states ($16,382 average AGI)
Boundary County:

4.37%
Idaho average:

4.23%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kootenai County, ID  1.27% ($33,581 average AGI)
to Bonner County, ID  1.00% ($25,235)
to Spokane County, WA  0.44% ($25,600)
to Latah County, ID  0.32% ($14,273)
to Lincoln County, MT  0.30% ($16,400)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Boundary County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Boundary County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Boundary County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,665 (1,374 aged, 291 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3183.920
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 577.150
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29193.92

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1299.560
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.42

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.42

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 324.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,899

Size of family households: 1,544 2-persons, 513 3-persons, 460 4-persons, 255 5-persons, 102 6-persons, 102 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,214 1-person, 201 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 3 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

94.0% of residents of Boundary County speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 60% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $61,058,000 ($5873 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,100,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,722,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,057,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,309,000
Federal grants: $14,057,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,105,000 ($127,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,807,000 ($281,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $335,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,189,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,280,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 701
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 496
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +562
Here:

+53 per 1000 residents
State:

+43 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Boundary County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (21% from ground, 79% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Boundary County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 38
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 139
  • 4 rooms: 352
  • 5 rooms: 618
  • 6 rooms: 641
  • 7 rooms: 411
  • 8 rooms: 283
  • 9+ rooms: 367
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 109
  • 3 rooms: 120
  • 4 rooms: 177
  • 5 rooms: 161
  • 6 rooms: 124
  • 7 rooms: 65
  • 8 rooms: 21
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Boundary County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 137
  • 2 bedrooms: 815
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,254
  • 4 bedrooms: 459
  • 5+ bedrooms: 175
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 193
  • 2 bedrooms: 264
  • 3 bedrooms: 251
  • 4 bedrooms: 68
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Boundary County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 53
  • 1 vehicle: 578
  • 2 vehicles: 1,248
  • 3 vehicles: 704
  • 4 vehicles: 216
  • 5+ vehicles: 106
  • no vehicle: 67
  • 1 vehicle: 358
  • 2 vehicles: 283
  • 3 vehicles: 65
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

58% of Boundary County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Idaho.

Boundary County:

58.0%
State average:

50.5%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Boundary County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (34.9%)
  • Wood (33.5%)
  • Electricity (18.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Electricity (39.8%)
  • Utility gas (28.4%)
  • Wood (19.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 272
Here:

21.4%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 49
Here:

8.1%
Idaho:

5.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 21
Here:

18.1%
Idaho:

22.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Boundary County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Boundary County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Boundary County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Boundary County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Boundary County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Boundary County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Boundary County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5077.8 years
Robert4470.5 years
John4374.3 years
Charles3377.3 years
George3178.4 years
James2975.9 years
Mary2879.9 years
Ruth2480.8 years
Harold1873.4 years
Helen1781.5 years
Most common last names in Boundary County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Peterson1977.9 years
Johnson1871.7 years
Smith1274.4 years
Brown1179.7 years
Baker1178.1 years
Plato1084.7 years
Anderson1082.2 years
Jones1073.1 years
Bennett977.3 years
Cooper974.4 years
Businesses in Boundary County, ID
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Safeway1
Curves1Starbucks1
FedEx3Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1Vons1
RadioShack1

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