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Power County, Idaho (ID)


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County population in 2012: 7,778 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 7,538 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,200
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 762
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,908
Renter-occupied apartments: 679 (it was 652 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

30%

Land area: 1406 sq. mi.
Water area: 37.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Power County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (22.0%), Educational,health and social services (16.4%), Manufacturing (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Power County, Idaho:


Median resident age:  33.0 years
Idaho median age:  34.0 years

Males: 4,025  (48.4%)
Females: 3,792  (51.6%)

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Power County,ID real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Power County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $38,533 ($32,226 in 1999)
This county:

$38533
Idaho:

$44925

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $396 (lower quartile is $222, upper quartile is $520)
This county:

$396
State:

$587


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $115,977 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Power County:

$115,977
Idaho:

$171,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,711 - $175,758

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $202,508
Here:

$202,508
State:

$235,809

Mobile homes: $55,840
Here:

$55,840
State:

$52,209
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,252
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 39

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):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,176 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $737 (0.8%)


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


Power County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.5%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.2% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 33 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)

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

16.1%
Whole state:

11.8%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

4.6%

Area name: Pocatello, ID MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Power County is $409 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $762 a month.

Cities in this county include: American Falls, Arbon Valley, Rockland, Arbon.

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

2005 air pollution in Power County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 27 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 134 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.co.power.id.us

Click to draw/clear Power County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Power County: Hunt Party Historical Site (A), Barkdull Ranch (B), Power County Fairgrounds (C), Garden Ranch (D), Borah (E), Sun Dance Ground (F), Marys Mine Access Area (G), Massacre Rocks Rest Area (H), Western Home Ranch (I), American Falls Hatchery (J), Elkhead Ranch (K), Register Rock State Picnic Ground (L), Sublett Forest Service Station (M), Bannock Pumping Station (N), Cold Water Camp (O), Campbell Ranch (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Neeley Cemetery (1), Falls View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bonanza Lake (A), Morgans Waterhole (B), Upper Stump Canyon Reservoir (C), American Falls Reservoir (D), Cedar Well (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cold Creek (A), Fall Creek (B), Keogh Creek (C), Knox Creek (D), Little Creek (E), Porcupine Creek (F), Sawmill Creek (G), Squaw Creek (H), Sunbeam Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Power County: Massacre Rocks State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Beaches: Bronco Beach (A), Compressor Station Bench (B), Rainbow Beach (C), Wheatgrass Bench (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Bannock County , Bingham County , Blaine County , Cassia County , Oneida County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 275
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 74.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 793 (18% naturalized citizens)

Power County:

10.5%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.9%

Power County marital status for males
Power County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Power County with a mortgage: 831 (128 second mortgage, 69 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 374

Here:

69.0% with mortgage
State:

73.2% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.41%
Here67.4%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,081
Total congregations: 16

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodUnited Church of Christ
Adherents2,394 (47.1%)1,470 (28.9%)567 (11.2%)336 (6.6%)90 (1.8%)
Congregations6 (37.5%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)2 (12.5%)1 (6.3%)
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents76 (1.5%)76 (1.5%)32 (0.6%)20 (0.4%)20 (0.4%)
Congregations1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)1 (6.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Power County - American Falls, Arbon Valley, Rockland, Arbon

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

2.62 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Power County:

9.15 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.3%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.8%
Idaho:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Power County:

18.2%
State:

11.7%


Agriculture in Power County:

Average size of farms: 1273 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $333,969
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $512.92
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $293,338
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 64.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $210,893
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.54%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.13
Corn for grain: 3163 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 89981 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12 acres

Tornado activity:

Power County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 2.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/11/1993, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Power County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Idaho state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 55.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/21/2001 at 17:18:56, a magnitude 5.4 (5.4 MB, 4.9 MS, 5.3 MW, Depth: 0.5 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1994 at 14:59:50, a magnitude 5.3 (4.8 MB, 5.1 ML, 5.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from Power County center
On 2/4/1994 at 02:42:12, a magnitude 5.2 (4.7 MB, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/7/1994 at 16:16:44, a magnitude 5.2 (4.3 MB, 4.8 ML, 5.2 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 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:


The number of natural disasters in Power County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (27%)
  • Food (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Power County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,366 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 561 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 121 (4%)
  • Other means: 13 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 182 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,459.

6.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Idaho average:

9.61%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.37% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($15,923 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($11,449 average AGI)
Power County:

2.12%
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 Bannock County, ID  2.00% ($24,000 average AGI)
from Bingham County, ID  0.92% ($23,773)
from Cassia County, ID  0.42% ($17,600)


7.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.69%
Idaho average:

8.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.51% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($21,321 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($9,214 average AGI)
Power County:

2.18%
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 Bannock County, ID  3.00% ($30,137 average AGI)
to Bingham County, ID  0.66% ($26,875)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0

Births per 1000 population in Power County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Power County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Power County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 865 (752 aged, 113 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1638.080
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 825.490

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.07
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 25.8

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,770

Size of family households: 833 2-persons, 361 3-persons, 324 4-persons, 258 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 522 1-person, 74 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

78.9% of residents of Power County speak English at home.
18.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $41,899,000 ($5599 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $332,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $12,483,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,434,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,509,000
Federal grants: $7,214,000
Federal procurement contracts: $735,000 ($4,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,524,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,682,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,163,000
Federal Government insurance: $36,907,000

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

Births: 629
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 275
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +146
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -485
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State +43 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Power County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.57 millions of gallons per day (90% from ground, 10% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Power County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 51
  • 4 rooms: 247
  • 5 rooms: 426
  • 6 rooms: 333
  • 7 rooms: 147
  • 8 rooms: 272
  • 9+ rooms: 410
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 112
  • 4 rooms: 236
  • 5 rooms: 86
  • 6 rooms: 83
  • 7 rooms: 28
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 37
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Power County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 19
  • 2 bedrooms: 402
  • 3 bedrooms: 845
  • 4 bedrooms: 412
  • 5+ bedrooms: 222
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 123
  • 2 bedrooms: 314
  • 3 bedrooms: 108
  • 4 bedrooms: 58
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
Cars and other vehicles available in Power County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 42
  • 1 vehicle: 397
  • 2 vehicles: 775
  • 3 vehicles: 445
  • 4 vehicles: 198
  • 5+ vehicles: 51
  • no vehicle: 75
  • 1 vehicle: 272
  • 2 vehicles: 202
  • 3 vehicles: 98
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 5

62% of Power County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Idaho.

Power County:

62.2%
State average:

50.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Power County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (39.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.4%)
  • Wood (5.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Electricity (47.1%)
  • Utility gas (35.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.8%)
  • Wood (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 29
Here:

2.5%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

3.3%
Idaho:

5.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 16
Here:

8.9%
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

Power County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Power County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Power County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Power County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Power County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3081.8 years
William2581.2 years
Fred1974.5 years
Mary1874.5 years
Robert1872.1 years
Raymond1363.8 years
James1384.0 years
George1277.2 years
Charles1277.9 years
Joseph1175.7 years
Most common last names in Power County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson3075.9 years
Mayer1379.8 years
Robinson1280.8 years
Davis1177.4 years
Smith1075.6 years
Hartley1081.0 years
Anderson973.7 years
Funk874.5 years
Barnard881.1 years
Neu881.8 years
Businesses in Power County, ID
NameCountNameCount
Budget Car Rental1RadioShack1
FedEx1UPS1
Pizza Hut1World Gym1

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