Payette County, Idaho (ID)

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County population in 2012: 22,639 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 20,578 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,039
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,950
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,467
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,273 (it was 1,904 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

30%

Land area: 408 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 56 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Payette County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.5%), Educational, health and social services (11.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 39%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Payette County, Idaho:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (14.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Idaho median age:  34.0 years
Males: 11,191  (45.1%)
Females: 11,432  (54.9%)
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Payette County,ID real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Payette County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,384 ($33,046 in 1999)

This county:

$43384
Idaho:

$46783

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $507 (lower quartile is $383, upper quartile is $641)
This county:

$507
State:

$610


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $130,162 (it was $88,200 in 2000)
Payette:

$130,162
Idaho:

$159,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,604 - $198,956

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $171,265
Here:

$171,265
State:

$212,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,241
Here:

$120,241
State:

$158,515

Mobile homes: $50,140
Here:

$50,140
State:

$66,328
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,076
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

Institutionalized population: 94

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):

Payette County, ID map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 135 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2008: 39 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $105,900

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,021 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $919 (0.8%)

Payette County household income distribution in 2009 Payette County home values distribution Payette County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.0%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 36.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 21.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
Payette County:

22.5%
Idaho:

15.6%
(20.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.1% for American Indian residents, 28.8% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 1 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 42 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Payette County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $539 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $682 a month.

Cities in this county include: Payette, Fruitland, New Plymouth.

Payette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Payette County: Blacks Bridge Access Area (A), Ammondo School (B), Vickery Access Area (C), Falks (D), Bluff Station Ferry (E), Orchard Ave Grange Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Washoe Cemetery (1), Kennedy Cemetery (2), Falk Cemetery (3), Parkview Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Bettis Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Alkali Creek (A), Dry Creek (B), Fourmile Creek (C), Hog Cove Creek (D), Indian Creek (E), Little Willow Creek (F), Rattlesnake Creek (G), Sucker Creek (H), Big Willow Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Payette County: Rosedale Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Canyon County , Gem County , Malheur County, Oregon , Washington County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 536
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,132 (39% naturalized citizens)

Payette County:

5.5%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 148
  • 1990 to 1994: 257
  • 1985 to 1989: 239
  • 1980 to 1984: 231
  • 1975 to 1979: 26
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 40
  • 1965 to 1969: 180

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 50.7%

Payette County marital status for males Payette County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Payette County with a mortgage: 2,650 (400 second mortgage, 223 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,168

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

73.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Payette County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other3,66210
Evangelical Protestant2,36022
Catholic2,2991
Mainline Protestant1,1517
None13,151-
Payette 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: 6
Payette County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Payette County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Payette County:

7.7%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Payette County:

29.6%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

11.7%

Agriculture in Payette County:

Average size of farms: 242 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $167,003
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $608.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $124,681
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.32%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,528
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 42.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.89%
Corn for grain: 4608 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4614 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,164 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 895 acres

Tornado activity:

Payette County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Idaho state average. It is 40623635.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Payette County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 348% 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 152.5 miles away from Payette 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 244.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 310.1 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 337.1 miles away from the county center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 384.9 miles away from Payette County center
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 353.0 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (77%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Portugal (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)

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

  • German (20%)
  • English (13%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Payette County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,703 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,175 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 23 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 261 (3%)
  • Other means: 45 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 437 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 51 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
55 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,242.

7.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.87%
Idaho average:

7.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.34% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($11,349 average AGI)
4.53% relocated from other states ($17,721 average AGI)
Payette County:

4.53%
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 Malheur County, OR  1.67% ($31,039 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  1.03% ($27,282)
from Ada County, ID  0.95% ($29,333)
from Washington County, ID  0.61% ($24,304)
from Gem County, ID  0.22% ($16,176)


8.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,865 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Idaho average:

7.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.26% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($15,785 average AGI)
3.97% relocated to other states ($13,080 average AGI)
Payette County:

3.97%
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 Canyon County, ID  1.50% ($29,500 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  1.32% ($33,188)
to Malheur County, OR  1.25% ($20,632)
to Washington County, ID  0.47% ($27,694)
to Gem County, ID  0.30% ($23,261)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Payette County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 8.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Payette County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Payette County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,182 (2,768 aged, 414 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1468.670
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 869.490
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4.51

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.01

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 174.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,529

Size of family households: 2,629 2-persons, 1,188 3-persons, 1,045 4-persons, 620 5-persons, 316 6-persons, 219 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,829 1-person, 340 2-persons, 47 3-persons, 18 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

4,589 married couples with children.
1,196 single-parent households (372 men, 824 women).

89.8% of residents of Payette County speak English at home.
8.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 42% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $99,013,000 ($4587 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,507,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,519,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $18,982,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,419,000
Federal grants: $26,523,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,441,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,129,000 ($556,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $896,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,324,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,680,000

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

Births: 1,655
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 920
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +111
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +807
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+43 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Payette County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.35 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 178
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,192
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,228
  • 1980 to 1989: 807
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,837
  • 1960 to 1969: 841
  • 1950 to 1959: 792
  • 1940 to 1949: 644
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,458
Rooms in houses/apartments in Payette County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 162
  • 4 rooms: 710
  • 5 rooms: 1,480
  • 6 rooms: 1,019
  • 7 rooms: 773
  • 8 rooms: 715
  • 9+ rooms: 563
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 172
  • 3 rooms: 339
  • 4 rooms: 571
  • 5 rooms: 452
  • 6 rooms: 148
  • 7 rooms: 101
  • 8 rooms: 36
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Payette County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 17
  • 1 bedroom: 182
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,285
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,851
  • 4 bedrooms: 860
  • 5+ bedrooms: 272
  • no bedroom: 45
  • 1 bedroom: 407
  • 2 bedrooms: 919
  • 3 bedrooms: 412
  • 4 bedrooms: 80
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
Cars and other vehicles available in Payette County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 177
  • 1 vehicle: 1,182
  • 2 vehicles: 2,414
  • 3 vehicles: 1,109
  • 4 vehicles: 431
  • 5+ vehicles: 154
  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 1,026
  • 2 vehicles: 508
  • 3 vehicles: 156
  • 4 vehicles: 59
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

52% of Payette County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Idaho.

Payette County:

52.0%
State average:

50.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $80,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Payette County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (41.4%)
  • Utility gas (36.0%)
  • Wood (9.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.1%)
  • Coal or coke (0.7%)
  • Electricity (48.1%)
  • Utility gas (31.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.1%)
  • Wood (5.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 150
Here:

5.0%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 78
Here:

5.2%
Idaho:

5.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

8.1%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Payette County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,821,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,479,000
    General - Other: $1,353,000
    Police Protection: $1,079,000
    Regular Highways: $1,029,000
    Financial Administration: $505,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $442,000
    Welfare - Other: $433,000
    Corrections - Other: $399,000
    Central Staff Services: $378,000
    General Public Buildings: $201,000
    Health Services - Other: $96,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $112,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $863,000
    General - Other: $21,000
    Judicial: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,368,000

Payette County government finances - Revenue in 2004:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,269,000
    All Other: $138,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,106,000
    Interest Earnings: $241,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $822,000
    General Support: $772,000
    All Other: $272,000
    Public Welfare: $45,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,657,000
    NEC: $996,000

Payette County government finances - Debt in 2004:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,430,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,240,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $190,000

Payette County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $775,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,707,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $128,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Payette County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Payette County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Payette County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12579.0 years
John11376.1 years
James11274.3 years
Robert9973.7 years
Mary9882.0 years
George7275.0 years
Charles7179.5 years
Walter5075.8 years
Frank4379.3 years
Helen4182.4 years
Most common last names in Payette County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7277.3 years
Johnson5877.4 years
Davis3773.8 years
Miller3578.9 years
Anderson3277.8 years
Williams3182.2 years
Jones3077.8 years
Wilson2974.8 years
Brown2479.1 years
Moore2377.5 years
Businesses in Payette County, ID
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Sprint Nextel1
Burger King1Subway2
Chevrolet1The Room Place1
FedEx3True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul3
Lane Furniture2UPS3