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Shoshone County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2014: 12,390 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 13,771 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,175
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,842
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,286
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,588 (it was 1,620 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 2634 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Shoshone County: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.0%), Construction (12.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Shoshone County, Idaho:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Idaho median age:  34.0 years
Males: 6,235  (50.3%)
Females: 6,155  (49.7%)
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Shoshone County,ID real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Shoshone County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $38,212 ($28,535 in 1999)

This county:

$38,212
Idaho:

$48,275

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $517 (lower quartile is $391, upper quartile is $653)
This county:

$517
State:

$658


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $129,438 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Shoshone:

$129,438
Idaho:

$176,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,076 - $196,260
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $936
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 160

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 39
  • Burglaries: 45
  • Thefts: 71
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 42
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 106
  • Auto thefts: 13
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 42 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $270,600
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $213,800
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,800
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,008 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,037 (0.9%)

Shoshone County household income distribution in 2009 Shoshone County home values distribution Shoshone County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 17.2%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.9% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.8%
Shoshone County:

16.8%
Idaho:

15.1%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.3% for American Indian residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 years old, Other race residents: 46 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Shoshone County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $662 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kellogg, Pinehurst, Osburn, Wallace, Mullan, Smelterville, Murray, Avery-Clarkia, Wardner.

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

2012 air pollution in Shoshone County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 14.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Island County, Washington , Mason County, Washington , Whatcom County, Washington .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 285
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 273 (56% naturalized citizens)

Shoshone County:

2.0%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 50
  • 1990 to 1994: 15
  • 1985 to 1989: 22
  • 1980 to 1984: 9
  • 1975 to 1979: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1965 to 1969: 138
Note: State values scaled to Shoshone County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.5%

Shoshone County marital status for males Shoshone County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,998
  • One, attached: 55
  • Two: 159
  • 3 or 4: 202
  • 5 to 9: 190
  • 10 to 19: 94
  • 20 or more: 167
  • Mobile homes: 1,099
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 93

Housing units in Shoshone County with a mortgage: 1,664 (195 second mortgage, 142 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,432

Here:

53.7% with mortgage
State:

73.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Shoshone County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,46315
Catholic7043
Other6875
Mainline Protestant3755
None9,536-
Shoshone 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
Shoshone County:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Shoshone County:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

10.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Shoshone County:

8.5%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Shoshone County:

29.3%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

11.7%

Agriculture in Shoshone County:

Average size of farms: 94 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $1,929
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $31.16
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,696
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.61%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,571
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.96%
Average age of principal farm operators: 62 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.06

Earthquake activity:

Shoshone County-area historical earthquake activity is below Idaho state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 325.3 miles away from Shoshone County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 255.1 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 302.9 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 307.8 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 294.8 miles away from Shoshone County center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 484.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Idaho Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 31, 2011 to April 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1987: May 20, 2011, FEMA Id: 1987, Natural disaster type: Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Idaho Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2008 to June 09, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1781: July 31, 2008, FEMA Id: 1781, Natural disaster type: 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 Flooding, Incident Period: March 14, 1997 to June 30, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1177: June 13, 1997, FEMA Id: 1177, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 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 Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 06, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1102: February 11, 1996, FEMA Id: 1102, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Idaho VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 22, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-624: May 22, 1980, FEMA Id: 624, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • Idaho SEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-415: January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: 415, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Idaho Forest Fires, Incident Period: August 30, 1967, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-231: August 30, 1967, FEMA Id: 231, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 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 Shoshone County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (38%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Other Western Asia (3%)

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

  • German (22%)
  • United States or American (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Shoshone County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,905 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 802 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 5 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 336 (6%)
  • Other means: 46 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 158 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 132 people in nursing homes
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
100 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
60 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,559.

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Idaho average:

7.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.45% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($11,273 average AGI)
3.85% relocated from other states ($24,331 average AGI)
Shoshone County:

3.85%
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 Kootenai County, ID  1.88% ($29,036 average AGI)
from Spokane County, WA  0.29% ($22,000)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Idaho average:

7.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.94% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($13,584 average AGI)
3.64% relocated to other states ($18,883 average AGI)
Shoshone County:

3.64%
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 Kootenai County, ID  2.28% ($30,723 average AGI)
to Spokane County, WA  0.66% ($29,517)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Shoshone County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Shoshone County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Shoshone County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shoshone County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Shoshone County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,111 (2,415 aged, 696 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 179 (6%)

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 Shoshone County, Idaho in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (244)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (235)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (201)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (112)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (104)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (76)
  • Emphysema, unspecified (73)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (49)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (49)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (46)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.8
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,984
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 195
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37,569

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 935
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,452
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,605
  • In family households: 10,095 (2,599 male householders, 912 female householders)
    2,716 spouses, 3,018 children (2,674 natural, 66 adopted, 278 stepchildren), 243 grandchildren, 80 brothers or sisters, 69 parents, 106 other relatives, 305 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,510 (1,079 male householders (884 living alone)), 1,015 female householders (868 living alone)), 416 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 160 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,950 2-persons, 655 3-persons, 502 4-persons, 275 5-persons, 86 6-persons, 43 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,752 1-person, 293 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,064 married couples with children.
835 single-parent households (302 men, 533 women).

96.3% of residents of Shoshone County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 23% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 41% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $104,511,000 ($8,148 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,211,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,015,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,171,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,000
Federal grants: $18,413,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,739,000 ($7,189,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,169,000 ($89,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $24,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,562,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,526,000

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

Births: 699
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 857
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +28
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -468
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +43 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Shoshone County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.41 millions of gallons per day (42% from ground, 58% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 47
  • 2000 to 2009: 463
  • 1990 to 1999: 558
  • 1980 to 1989: 435
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,163
  • 1960 to 1969: 531
  • 1950 to 1959: 889
  • 1940 to 1949: 840
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,914
Note: State values scaled to Shoshone population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Shoshone County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shoshone County population
  • 1 room: 52
  • 2 rooms: 76
  • 3 rooms: 176
  • 4 rooms: 686
  • 5 rooms: 1,079
  • 6 rooms: 923
  • 7 rooms: 631
  • 8 rooms: 352
  • 9+ rooms: 311
  • 1 room: 28
  • 2 rooms: 149
  • 3 rooms: 270
  • 4 rooms: 501
  • 5 rooms: 322
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 106
  • 8 rooms: 52
  • 9+ rooms: 39
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Shoshone County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shoshone County population
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 264
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,306
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,859
  • 4 bedrooms: 667
  • 5+ bedrooms: 133
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 434
  • 2 bedrooms: 701
  • 3 bedrooms: 313
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Shoshone County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Shoshone County population
  • no vehicle: 204
  • 1 vehicle: 1,099
  • 2 vehicles: 1,896
  • 3 vehicles: 788
  • 4 vehicles: 215
  • 5+ vehicles: 84
  • no vehicle: 234
  • 1 vehicle: 756
  • 2 vehicles: 480
  • 3 vehicles: 102
  • 4 vehicles: 37
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

56% of Shoshone County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Idaho.

Shoshone County:

55.7%
State average:

50.5%

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

  • This state: 6,117
  • Northeast: 244
  • Midwest: 1,924
  • South: 753
  • West: 4,374

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Shoshone County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (66.6%)
  • Wood (12.4%)
  • Electricity (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.7%)
  • Utility gas (49.1%)
  • Electricity (35.2%)
  • Wood (9.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

1.3%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

3.3%
Idaho:

5.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

9.5%
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)

Shoshone County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,481,000
    Police Protection: $1,299,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,088,000
    General - Other: $1,034,000
    Financial Administration: $775,000
    Solid Waste Management: $773,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $581,000
    Corrections - Other: $538,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Central Staff Services: $122,000
    Health Services - Other: $116,000
    Parks & Recreation: $95,000
    Air Transportation: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $26,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $166,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $52,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000
    Financial Administration: $15,000
    General - Other: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $7,000
    Judicial: $6,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,684,000

Shoshone County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $730,000
    All Other: $432,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $425,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $420,000
    Rents: $41,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,089,000
    All Other: $1,225,000
    General Support: $705,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,760,000
    NEC: $96,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $87,000

Shoshone County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $530,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $475,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $55,000

Shoshone County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,809,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 425
  • Number of aged recipients: 26
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 399
  • Number of recipients under 18: 37
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 324
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 64
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 144
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 188
Shoshone County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Shoshone County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Shoshone County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13574.9 years
William12073.0 years
Mary8479.7 years
James7970.5 years
Robert6968.1 years
Charles6870.9 years
George6472.8 years
Frank4476.6 years
Margaret4376.9 years
Helen4278.5 years
Most common last names in Shoshone County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6573.5 years
Smith4477.1 years
Wilson3173.4 years
Nelson2874.4 years
Williams2476.4 years
Clark2473.7 years
Anderson2374.1 years
Miller2272.4 years
White2071.1 years
Davis1972.0 years
Businesses in Shoshone County, ID
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1True Value2
Chevrolet1U-Haul1
FedEx3UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1

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