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Idaho County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2014: 16,215 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 15,511 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,575
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,654
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,687
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,605 (it was 1,397 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 8485 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 2 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Idaho County: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.6%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 60%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Idaho County, Idaho:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Idaho median age:  34.0 years
Males: 8,464  (52.2%)
Females: 7,751  (47.8%)
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Idaho County,ID real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Idaho County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,361 ($29,515 in 1999)

This county:

$37361
Idaho:

$46783

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $460 (lower quartile is $376, upper quartile is $575)
This county:

$460
State:

$610


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $148,014 (it was $89,900 in 2000)
Idaho:

$148,014
Idaho:

$159,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,022 - $242,593
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $919
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

Institutionalized population: 471

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 41
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $110,900
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $110,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $110,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $753 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $763 (0.5%)

Idaho County household income distribution in 2009 Idaho County home values distribution Idaho County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.5%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 54.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.9% for other race residents, 27.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
Idaho County:

17.6%
Idaho:

15.6%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.8% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.8% for other race residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 49 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 51 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 62 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Idaho County is $436 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Grangeville, Elk City, Cottonwood, Kooskia, Riggins, Stites, Ferdinand, White Bird.

Idaho County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Idaho County: Lost Trail Powder Mountain (A), Lost Trail Pass Picnic Area (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Magruder Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Clatsop County, Oregon , Campbell County, South Dakota , Fallon County, Montana , Mason County, Washington , Wasco County, Oregon , Rosebud County, Montana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 284
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 181 (52% naturalized citizens)

Idaho County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 34
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1985 to 1989: 19
  • 1980 to 1984: 28
  • 1975 to 1979: 22
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 65

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.1%

Idaho County marital status for males Idaho County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,496
  • One, attached: 65
  • Two: 71
  • 3 or 4: 145
  • 5 to 9: 92
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 1,493
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 91

Housing units in Idaho County with a mortgage: 1,305 (86 second mortgage, 102 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,279

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

73.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Idaho County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,7297
Evangelical Protestant1,73225
Other6333
Mainline Protestant5296
None10,644-
Idaho 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: 7
Idaho County:

4.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Idaho County:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

15.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Idaho County:

8.8%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Idaho County:

28.5%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

11.7%

Agriculture in Idaho County:

Average size of farms: 963 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $53,163
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $153.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.43%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,777
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $81,943
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.02%
All wheat for grain: 70936 harvested acres
Vegetables: 8 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 18 acres

Earthquake activity:

Idaho County-area historical earthquake activity is below Idaho state average. It is 123% 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 161.9 miles away from Idaho County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 270.9 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 381.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 328.0 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 329.1 miles away from Idaho County center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 135.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • IdahoSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 2, 2010 to June 10, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1927): July 27, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1927, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IdahoEast Zone Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 30, 2007 to September 21, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 30, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2725, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • IdahoHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3244): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3244, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • IdahoWildfires, Incident Period: July 27, 2000 to September 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1341): September 1, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1341, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • IdahoSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 1996 to January 3, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1154): January 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1154, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IdahoStorms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 6, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1102): February 11, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1102, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • IdahoDrought, Incident Period: May 5, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3040): May 5, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3040, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • IdahoForest Fires, Incident Period: August 30, 1967, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-231): August 30, 1967, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-231, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • IdahoHeavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 31, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-186): December 31, 1964, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-186, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Idaho County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

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

  • Mexico (25%)
  • Canada (18%)
  • United Kingdom (15%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Portugal (7%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

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

  • German (30%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Idaho County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,050 (70%)
  • Carpooled: 707 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 406 (7%)
  • Other means: 56 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 522 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 295 people in state prisons
  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 54 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 414 people in state prisons
  • 57 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 18 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,953.

6.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Idaho average:

7.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.47% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($10,435 average AGI)
3.79% relocated from other states ($30,521 average AGI)
Idaho County:

3.79%
Idaho average:

3.91%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nez Perce County, ID  0.65% ($26,758 average AGI)
from Lewis County, ID  0.49% ($23,560)
from Ada County, ID  0.41% ($23,810)


5.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Idaho average:

7.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.92% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($15,264 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($15,208 average AGI)
Idaho County:

2.72%
Idaho average:

3.91%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nez Perce County, ID  0.93% ($32,979 average AGI)
to Lewis County, ID  0.42% ($31,524)
to Ada County, ID  0.36% ($27,444)
to Latah County, ID  0.36% ($25,833)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Idaho County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Idaho County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Idaho County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Idaho County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Idaho County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,526 (2,907 aged, 619 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 278 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (306)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (155)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (134)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (126)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (93)
  • Congestive heart failure (70)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (68)
  • Unspecified dementia (55)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (51)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.81
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10393.19
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 275.360
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33907.53

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 974.710
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1127.600

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 44.59

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19.11

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,743
  • In family households: 13,041 (3,674 male householders, 862 female householders)
    3,808 spouses, 3,842 children (3,519 natural, 99 adopted, 224 stepchildren), 279 grandchildren, 58 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 107 other relatives, 278 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,702 (1,293 male householders (1,066 living alone)), 1,005 female householders (888 living alone)), 404 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 524 (471 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,663 2-persons, 760 3-persons, 563 4-persons, 308 5-persons, 137 6-persons, 105 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,954 1-person, 305 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 5 5-persons.

2,937 married couples with children.
644 single-parent households (201 men, 443 women).

96.6% of residents of Idaho County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $106,331,000 ($6809 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,303,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,820,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,335,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,311,000
Federal grants: $19,398,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,879,000 ($68,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,588,000 ($400,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $911,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,051,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,562,000

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

Births: 795
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 812
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +202
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+43 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Idaho County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (93% from ground, 7% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 126
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,332
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,024
  • 1980 to 1989: 960
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,986
  • 1960 to 1969: 806
  • 1950 to 1959: 826
  • 1940 to 1949: 520
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,127
Rooms in houses/apartments in Idaho County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 42
  • 2 rooms: 152
  • 3 rooms: 203
  • 4 rooms: 649
  • 5 rooms: 981
  • 6 rooms: 930
  • 7 rooms: 647
  • 8 rooms: 452
  • 9+ rooms: 631
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 127
  • 3 rooms: 162
  • 4 rooms: 497
  • 5 rooms: 290
  • 6 rooms: 148
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 47
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Idaho County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 64
  • 1 bedroom: 264
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,308
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,792
  • 4 bedrooms: 998
  • 5+ bedrooms: 261
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 214
  • 2 bedrooms: 670
  • 3 bedrooms: 342
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Idaho County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 213
  • 1 vehicle: 959
  • 2 vehicles: 1,986
  • 3 vehicles: 1,042
  • 4 vehicles: 335
  • 5+ vehicles: 152
  • no vehicle: 115
  • 1 vehicle: 609
  • 2 vehicles: 495
  • 3 vehicles: 127
  • 4 vehicles: 46
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

59% of Idaho County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Idaho.

Idaho County:

58.8%
State average:

50.5%

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

  • This state: 8027
  • Northeast: 269
  • Midwest: 1529
  • South: 730
  • West: 4701

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $73,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Idaho County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Wood (40.2%)
  • Electricity (24.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Electricity (47.5%)
  • Wood (28.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 229
Here:

13.0%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 79
Here:

6.9%
Idaho:

5.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

13.2%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Idaho County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $131,000
    Regular Highways: $120,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,962,000
    General - Other: $1,248,000
    Police Protection: $1,028,000
    Solid Waste Management: $938,000
    Financial Administration: $694,000
    Correctional Institutions: $498,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $465,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $441,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $342,000
    Air Transportation: $308,000
    Central Staff Services: $264,000
    Corrections - Other: $111,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $24,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,177,000

Idaho County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $752,000
    Air Transportation: $511,000
    All Other: $456,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $666,000
    Interest Earnings: $80,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,461,000
    Highways: $2,017,000
    All Other: $241,000
    Education: $16,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,286,000
    Other License: $85,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $78,000

Idaho County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,489,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 419
  • Number of aged recipients: 46
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 373
  • Number of recipients under 18: 45
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 283
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 91
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 187
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 159
Idaho County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Idaho County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Idaho County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary12585.7 years
John8978.0 years
William7779.6 years
Robert5369.3 years
George5377.1 years
James4674.2 years
Frank4376.6 years
Charles4173.4 years
Donald3472.6 years
Richard3168.6 years
Most common last names in Idaho County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3875.4 years
Johnson3273.9 years
Wilson2880.4 years
Davis2279.4 years
Seubert2181.5 years
Schmidt2074.9 years
Brown1978.8 years
Miller1877.9 years
Thompson1774.8 years
Uhlenkott1684.8 years
Businesses in Idaho County, ID
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike3
Best Western1RadioShack2
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx2Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kincaid1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1

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