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Gem County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2017: 17,455 (55% urban, 45% rural); it was 15,181 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,293
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,638
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,423
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,564 (it was 1,116 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 563 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 31 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Gem County: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.2%), Public administration (15.2%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 29%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 15%
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  • Races in Gem County, ID (2017)
    • 15,258100.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4789.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4012.6%Two or more races
    • 1661.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1160.8%Asian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Idaho median age:

36.3 years
Males: 8,652  (49.6%)
Females: 8,803  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Gem County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,931 ($34,460 in 1999)
This county:

$43,931
Idaho:

$52,225

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $608 (lower quartile is $486, upper quartile is $773)
This county:

$608
State:

$698


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $174,301 (it was $99,500 in 2000)
Gem:

$174,301
Idaho:

$207,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,739 - $239,538

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $238,760
Here:

$238,760
State:

$256,752

Townhouses or other attached units: $253,251
Here:

$253,251
State:

$188,519

Mobile homes: $105,961
Here:

$105,961
State:

$82,306

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,084
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $360

Institutionalized population: 129

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 11
  • Auto thefts: 3

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 82 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 1998: 79 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2000: 77 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2001: 60 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2002: 100 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2003: 107 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2004: 131 buildings, average cost: $149,200
  • 2005: 213 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2006: 165 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 72 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2014: 37 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2015: 38 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2016: 61 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2017: 61 buildings, average cost: $142,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Gem, ID residents
Average permit cost in Gem, ID
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,009 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $901 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Gem, ID in 2017
Distribution of house value in Gem, ID in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gem, ID in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.3%
Gem County:

18.3%
Idaho:

12.8%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.4% for American Indian residents, 88.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.2% for other race residents, 5.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 45.7 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 46.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.6 years old, American Indian residents: 66.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gem County is $509 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $566 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Emmett Valley, Emmett, Emmett Bench, Sweet.

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

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Neighboring counties: Androscoggin County, Maine , Hancock County, Maine , Hamilton County, New York , Goodhue County, Minnesota , Hand County, South Dakota , Waseca County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Idaho:

3.4%

Unemployment by year in Gem, ID
County total employment by year in Gem, ID
County average yearly wages by year in Gem, ID

Current college students: 417
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 600 (20.0% naturalized citizens)

Gem County:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 522010 or later
  • 2992000 to 2009
  • 891990 to 1999
  • 2281980 to 1989
  • 491970 to 1979
  • 141Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.5%

Gem County marital status for males Gem County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,291
  • One, attached: 16
  • Two: 10
  • 3 or 4: 173
  • 5 to 9: 80
  • 10 to 19: 39
  • 20 to 49: 161
  • 50 or more: 77
  • Mobile homes: 579
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 33

Housing units in Gem County with a mortgage: 2,989 (103 second mortgage, 150 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,968

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

64.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gem County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,9891
Other3,1089
Evangelical Protestant85810
Mainline Protestant4685
None7,296-
Gem County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Gem County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This 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.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gem County:

8.7%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Gem County:

30.4%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.3%
State:

11.7%

Agriculture in Gem County:

Average size of farms: 276 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,248
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $366.22
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,483
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.91%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.51%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,071
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.40%
Corn for grain: 1765 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1892 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 591 acres

Earthquake activity:

Gem County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 341% 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 132.0 miles away from Gem County 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 245.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 290.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 339.5 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 387.0 miles away from Gem County center
On 8/24/1954 at 05:51:30, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 UK, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 323.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Idaho Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 02, 2010 to June 10, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1927: July 27, 2010, FEMA Id: 1927, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Idaho Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3244: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3244, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Idaho Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 1996 to January 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1154: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1154, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Idaho Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 31, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-186: December 31, 1964, FEMA Id: 186, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Gem County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Gem

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,747 (69.0%)
  • Carpooled: 496 (12.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 43 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 130 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 521 (13.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (71%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Other Northern Africa (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Korea (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gem County


  • English (18%)
  • American (16%)
  • German (9%)
  • European (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Basque (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 103 people in nursing homes
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 6 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,222.

9.29% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,614 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.29%
Idaho average:

8.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.37% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($26,067 average AGI)
3.91% relocated from other states ($19,547 average AGI)
Gem County:

3.91%
Idaho average:

4.74%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ada County, ID  2.61% ($46,384 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  1.36% ($50,108)


7.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,309 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Idaho average:

7.05%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.24% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($26,163 average AGI)
2.34% relocated to other states ($12,146 average AGI)
Gem County:

2.34%
Idaho average:

3.66%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ada County, ID  2.85% ($39,441 average AGI)
to Canyon County, ID  1.44% ($34,372)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Gem County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Gem County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Gem County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gem County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Gem County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gem County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gem County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gem County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Gem County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,212 (2,747 aged, 465 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 460 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Gem County, Idaho in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (196)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (181)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (163)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (158)
  • Unspecified dementia (118)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (113)
  • Congestive heart failure (83)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (68)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (66)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (44)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,057
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 100
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,603

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,217
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,198

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,455
  • In family households: 14,621 (2,325 male householders, 2,104 female householders)
    3,320 spouses, 5,214 children (4,867 natural, 154 adopted, 194 stepchildren), 519 grandchildren, 94 brothers or sisters, 216 parents, 274 other relatives, 527 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,696 (1,030 male householders (775 living alone)), 1,108 female householders (1,059 living alone)), 554 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 141

Size of family households: 2,592 2-persons, 743 3-persons, 517 4-persons, 384 5-persons, 104 6-persons, 94 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,835 1-person, 253 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 26 5-persons.

2,599 married couples with children.
981 single-parent households (124 men, 857 women).

91.5% of residents of Gem speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $82,263,000 ($5,153 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,740,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,316,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,612,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $427,000
Federal grants: $16,076,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,120,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,711,000 ($1,020,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,334,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,733,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,966,000

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

Births: 1,046
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 895
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +136
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +829
Here:

+51 per 1000 residents
State:

+43 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Gem County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.07 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built in Gem County, Idaho
  • Year house built in Gem County, Idaho
  • 1772014 or later
  • 772010 to 2013
  • 1,2742000 to 2009
  • 1,1551990 to 1999
  • 7721980 to 1989
  • 1,5381970 to 1979
  • 4821960 to 1969
  • 3561950 to 1959
  • 5141940 to 1949
  • 9461939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gem County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gem County, Idaho
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gem County, Idaho
  • 311 room
  • 132 rooms
  • 793 rooms
  • 4334 rooms
  • 1,1385 rooms
  • 1,2766 rooms
  • 1,0097 rooms
  • 4688 rooms
  • 5289+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gem County, Idaho
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gem County, Idaho
  • 881 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 1073 rooms
  • 3774 rooms
  • 5425 rooms
  • 2246 rooms
  • 1607 rooms
  • 678 rooms
  • 329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gem County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gem County, Idaho
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gem County, Idaho
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1331 bedroom
  • 1,0372 bedrooms
  • 2,6663 bedrooms
  • 9014 bedrooms
  • 1155+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gem County, Idaho
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gem County, Idaho
  • 91no bedroom
  • 2181 bedroom
  • 4942 bedrooms
  • 6203 bedrooms
  • 1454 bedrooms
  • 545+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Gem County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gem County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gem County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 48no vehicle
  • 1,1951 vehicle
  • 1,6692 vehicles
  • 1,2143 vehicles
  • 5624 vehicles
  • 2825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gem County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gem County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 213no vehicle
  • 7761 vehicle
  • 4132 vehicles
  • 1183 vehicles
  • 1024 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

88.4% of Gem County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Idaho.

Gem County:

88.4%
State average:

83.0%

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

  • This state: 8,455
  • Other state: 8,181
  • Northeast: 399
  • Midwest: 1,304
  • South: 864
  • West: 5,612
Year householders moved into unit in Gem County, ID
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gem County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 33.4%Utility gas
  • 17.7%Wood
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.8%Utility gas
  • 36.6%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 131
Here:

7.5%
Idaho:

8.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 91
Here:

7.1%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 121
Here:

26.5%
Idaho:

22.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Gem County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,835,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $8,835,000
    Regular Highways: $1,570,000
    Police Protection: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $774,000
    Central Staff Services: $773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $687,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $670,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    General Public Buildings: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000
    Corrections - Other: $140,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $244,000
    Highways: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,465,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,439,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $226,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General Public Building: $52,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,558,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,190,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,817,000

Gem County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,835,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $8,835,000
    Regular Highways: $1,570,000
    Police Protection: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $774,000
    Central Staff Services: $773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $687,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $670,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    General Public Buildings: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000
    Corrections - Other: $140,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $244,000
    Highways: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,465,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,439,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $226,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General Public Building: $52,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,558,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,190,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,817,000

Gem County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,835,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $8,835,000
    Regular Highways: $1,570,000
    Police Protection: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $774,000
    Central Staff Services: $773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $687,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $670,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    General Public Buildings: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000
    Corrections - Other: $140,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $244,000
    Highways: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,465,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,439,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $226,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General Public Building: $52,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,558,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,190,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,817,000

Gem County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $8,835,000
    Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $8,835,000
    Regular Highways: $1,570,000
    Police Protection: $1,439,000
    General - Other: $774,000
    Central Staff Services: $773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $732,000
    Financial Administration: $687,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $670,000
    Correctional Institutions: $610,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    General Public Buildings: $284,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $208,000
    Corrections - Other: $140,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $244,000
    Highways: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,465,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,439,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $430,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $226,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $76,000
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000
    Sale of Property: $9,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $306,000
    Solid Waste Management: $69,000
    Police Protection: $65,000
    General Public Building: $52,000
    Central Staff Services: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,558,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,190,000
  • Tax - Property: $9,580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $118,000
    Other License: $94,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,817,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 339
  • Number of aged recipients: 33
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 306
  • Number of recipients under 18: 49
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 236
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 54
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 147
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 135
Most common first names in Gem County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9077.3 years
William8075.2 years
Robert7773.1 years
James7573.3 years
Mary6783.3 years
Charles5475.3 years
George5179.7 years
Dorothy4077.6 years
Frank4078.3 years
Margaret3682.3 years
Most common last names in Gem County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6177.4 years
Johnson3874.7 years
Brown3081.5 years
Davis2876.2 years
Hill2572.7 years
Jones2478.0 years
Lee2476.0 years
Howard1979.7 years
Williams1868.0 years
Walker1877.9 years
Businesses in Gem County, ID
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Albertsons1SONIC Drive-In1
AutoZone1Starbucks1
Cricket Wireless1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1Walgreens1