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Gooding County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2019: 15,759 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 14,155 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,278
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,376
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,655
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,877 (it was 1,391 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

30%

Land area: 731 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 22 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Gooding County: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.2%), Educational, health and social services (17.5%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Gooding County, ID (2019)
    • 10,64567.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,68929.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2491.6%Two or more races
    • 1450.9%Asian alone
    • 450.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 330.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 140.09%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Idaho median age:

36.9 years
Males: 8,107  (51.4%)
Females: 7,652  (48.6%)
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Average household size:
Gooding County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,615 ($31,888 in 1999)
This county:

$51,615
Idaho:

$60,999

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $564 (lower quartile is $479, upper quartile is $711)
This county:

$564
State:

$776


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $189,687 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Gooding:

$189,687
Idaho:

$255,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $106,558 - $284,459

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $276,246
Here:

$276,246
State:

$327,480

Townhouses or other attached units: $328,175
Here:

$328,175
State:

$252,152

In 2-unit structures: $159,203
Here:

$159,203
State:

$299,214

Mobile homes: $81,042
Here:

$81,042
State:

$84,996

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $86,200
Here:

$86,200
State:

$70,326

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,045
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $342

Institutionalized population: 43

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 13
  • Auto thefts: 0
Gooding County, ID map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 55 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1998: 89 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 1999: 93 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2000: 75 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2001: 52 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2004: 79 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2005: 72 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2006: 74 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2007: 76 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2008: 41 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $162,000
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2013: 13 buildings, average cost: $184,800
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2017: 34 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2018: 36 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2019: 40 buildings, average cost: $167,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Gooding, ID residents
Average permit cost in Gooding, ID
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $952 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $925 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Gooding, ID in 2019
Distribution of house value in Gooding, ID in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Gooding, ID in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.8%
Gooding County:

13.8%
Idaho:

11.2%
(11.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 5.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.2 years old
(Males: 38.4 years old, Females: 40.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, American Indian residents: 50.1 years old, Asian residents: 15.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Gooding County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $750 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gooding, Wendell, Hagerman, Bliss.

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

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Neighboring counties: Jerome County , Jefferson County, Wisconsin , Kent County, Michigan , Racine County, Wisconsin , Sauk County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Idaho:

4.8%

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

Current college students: 363
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,963 (25.0% naturalized citizens)

Gooding County:

12.5%
Whole state:

5.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3742010 or later
  • 8192000 to 2009
  • 2551990 to 1999
  • 4111980 to 1989
  • 1881970 to 1979
  • 99Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.2%

Gooding County marital status for males Gooding County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,554
  • One, attached: 110
  • Two: 93
  • 3 or 4: 166
  • 5 to 9: 44
  • 10 to 19: 54
  • 20 or more: 134
  • Mobile homes: 1,347

Housing units in Gooding County with a mortgage: 2,365 (42 second mortgage, 225 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,742

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

64.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Gooding County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other3,50110
Catholic2,3513
Mainline Protestant9047
Evangelical Protestant52912
None8,179-
Gooding 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: 4
Gooding County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Gooding County:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Gooding County:

7.8%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Gooding County:

29.2%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

11.7%

Agriculture in Gooding County:

Average size of farms: 294 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $531,928
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $348.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 90.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $493,041
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.69%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 99.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $137,759
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.58%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 107.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 54.75%
Corn for grain: 4119 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3133 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,704 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 39 acres

Earthquake activity:

Gooding County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Idaho state average. It is 2232% 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 96.7 miles away from Gooding 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 237.2 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 216.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 111.4 miles away from the county center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 304.5 miles away from Gooding County center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 131.9 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:

  • Idaho Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4534, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Idaho Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: May 6, 2017 - June 16, 2017, FEMA Id: 4333, Natural disaster type: Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Idaho Severe Winter Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2017 - February 27, 2017, FEMA Id: 4310, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Idaho Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3244: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3244, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Idaho Earthquake, Incident Period: October 28, 1983 to January 25, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-694: November 18, 1983, FEMA Id: 694, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • 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 Gooding County (6) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Gooding

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,631 (74.1%)
  • Carpooled: 643 (10.3%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 9 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 106 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 1 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 216 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 660 (10.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (85%)
  • Peru (6%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (1%)
  • England (1%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • Switzerland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Gooding County


  • American (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • German (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Basque (1%)

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

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

  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 32 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 21 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 35 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 9 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $31,904.

8.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($19,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.08%
Idaho average:

8.09%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.49% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($6,218 average AGI)
2.59% relocated from other states ($13,100 average AGI)
Gooding County:

2.59%
Idaho average:

4.74%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jerome County, ID  1.66% ($31,267 average AGI)
from Twin Falls County, ID  1.60% ($31,976)
from Lincoln County, ID  0.54% ($33,536)
from Ada County, ID  0.46% ($37,958)


8.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($56,374 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.31%
Idaho average:

7.05%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.23% relocated to other counties in Idaho ($47,661 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($8,715 average AGI)
Gooding County:

2.08%
Idaho average:

3.66%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Twin Falls County, ID  2.14% ($115,441 average AGI)
to Jerome County, ID  1.58% ($33,622)
to Ada County, ID  0.67% ($40,314)
to Lincoln County, ID  0.46% ($34,292)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.6

Births per 1000 population in Gooding County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Gooding County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Gooding County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 20.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Gooding County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Gooding County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gooding County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gooding County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Gooding County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Gooding County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,415 (2,142 aged, 273 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 560 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Gooding County, Idaho in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (332)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (58)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (45)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (44)
  • Unspecified dementia (36)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,931
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 98
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,945

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,687
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 788

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,759
  • Male householders: 2,931 (512 living alone), Female householders: 2,761 (713 living alone)
  • 3,074 spouses (3,033 opposite-sex spouses), 281 unmarried partners, (281 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,551 children (4,227 natural, 101 adopted, 219 stepchildren), 872 grandchildren, 352 brothers or sisters, 92 parents, 3 foster children, 379 other relatives, 513 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 99

Size of family households: 1,773 2-persons, 764 3-persons, 602 4-persons, 392 5-persons, 203 6-persons, 131 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,304 1-person, 294 2-persons, 56 3-persons, 34 4-persons.

2,611 married couples with children.
789 single-parent households (272 men, 517 women).

75.3% of residents of Gooding speak English at home.
23.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $75,473,000 ($5,261 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,966,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,967,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,349,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,633,000
Federal grants: $21,564,000
Federal procurement contracts: $872,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,088,000 ($481,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,333,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,891,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,362,000

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

Births: 1,257
Here:

87 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 726
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +314
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -520
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +43 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Gooding County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.73 millions of gallons per day (99% from ground, 1% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built in Gooding County, Idaho
  • Year house built in Gooding County, Idaho
  • 1182014 or later
  • 642010 to 2013
  • 9522000 to 2009
  • 8541990 to 1999
  • 8161980 to 1989
  • 1,3411970 to 1979
  • 3841960 to 1969
  • 5281950 to 1959
  • 3841940 to 1949
  • 8311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Gooding County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gooding County, Idaho
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Gooding County, Idaho
  • 91 room
  • 72 rooms
  • 563 rooms
  • 4194 rooms
  • 1,0455 rooms
  • 8966 rooms
  • 5757 rooms
  • 5868 rooms
  • 4869+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gooding County, Idaho
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gooding County, Idaho
  • 1151 room
  • 252 rooms
  • 2293 rooms
  • 4654 rooms
  • 3855 rooms
  • 906 rooms
  • 1087 rooms
  • 508 rooms
  • 1239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Gooding County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gooding County, Idaho
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Gooding County, Idaho
  • 9no bedroom
  • 651 bedroom
  • 6802 bedrooms
  • 2,2923 bedrooms
  • 7614 bedrooms
  • 2705+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gooding County, Idaho
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Gooding County, Idaho
  • 114no bedroom
  • 2101 bedroom
  • 7262 bedrooms
  • 3183 bedrooms
  • 1194 bedrooms
  • 1215+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Gooding County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Gooding County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gooding County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 80no vehicle
  • 6561 vehicle
  • 1,5292 vehicles
  • 1,0373 vehicles
  • 4934 vehicles
  • 3515+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Gooding County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Gooding County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 181no vehicle
  • 4081 vehicle
  • 6662 vehicles
  • 2983 vehicles
  • 814 vehicles
  • 115+ vehicles

87.4% of Gooding County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Idaho.

Gooding County:

87.4%
State average:

82.8%

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

  • This state: 8,800
  • Other state: 4,741
  • Northeast: 224
  • Midwest: 521
  • South: 433
  • West: 3,579
Year householders moved into unit in Gooding County, ID
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Gooding County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.9%Electricity
  • 17.0%Utility gas
  • 13.5%Wood
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 17.8%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 103
Here:

5.4%
Idaho:

11.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 45
Here:

5.2%
Idaho:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

9.1%
Idaho:

26.3%

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

Gooding County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,719,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $863,000
    Police Protection: $776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $759,000
    Central Staff Services: $614,000
    Solid Waste Management: $605,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $597,000
    Financial Administration: $514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $496,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Corrections - Other: $259,000
    Regular Highways: $252,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $684,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $111,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $44,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $970,000

Gooding County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,719,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $863,000
    Police Protection: $776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $759,000
    Central Staff Services: $614,000
    Solid Waste Management: $605,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $597,000
    Financial Administration: $514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $496,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Corrections - Other: $259,000
    Regular Highways: $252,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $684,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $111,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $44,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $970,000

Gooding County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,719,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $863,000
    Police Protection: $776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $759,000
    Central Staff Services: $614,000
    Solid Waste Management: $605,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $597,000
    Financial Administration: $514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $496,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Corrections - Other: $259,000
    Regular Highways: $252,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $684,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $111,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $44,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $970,000

Gooding County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $665,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,719,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $863,000
    Police Protection: $776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $759,000
    Central Staff Services: $614,000
    Solid Waste Management: $605,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $597,000
    Financial Administration: $514,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $496,000
    General Public Buildings: $289,000
    Corrections - Other: $259,000
    Regular Highways: $252,000
    Health - Other: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $684,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $32,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,647,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $111,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $44,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $970,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 271
  • Number of aged recipients: 24
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 247
  • Number of recipients under 18: 64
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 160
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 47
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 94
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 109
Most common first names in Gooding County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8777.9 years
William7078.7 years
Mary6680.7 years
James5774.9 years
Robert5475.4 years
George5377.5 years
Charles5277.4 years
Ruth4080.7 years
Harold3773.4 years
Frank3778.7 years
Most common last names in Gooding County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4481.7 years
Miller3878.9 years
Brown2681.0 years
Jones2677.8 years
Anderson2574.3 years
Johnson2376.0 years
Davis2178.1 years
Wilson2078.6 years
Henderson1978.3 years
Robinson1877.6 years
Businesses in Gooding County, ID
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx2U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1

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