Jefferson County, ID

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2020 Population
29,238
2.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
31.9
1.27% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.2%
19.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$65,577
4.01% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$223,900
9.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Jefferson County, ID had a population of 29.2k people with a median age of 31.9 and a median household income of $65,577. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson County, ID grew from 28,534 to 29,238, a 2.47% increase and its median household income grew from $63,048 to $65,577, a 4.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.6%), Other (Hispanic) (5.22%), White (Hispanic) (3.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.77%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Jefferson County, ID reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Jefferson County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson County, ID was $223,900, and the homeownership rate was 81.2%.

Most people in Jefferson County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, ID was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jefferson County, ID is home to a population of 29.2k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.59% of Jefferson County, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.05k people).

In 2020, there were 16.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.3k people) in Jefferson County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Other (Hispanic) and 1.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2020 Citizenship
97%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.4% of Jefferson County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, ID was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.3k ± 34
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 378
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.02k ± 485
10.5%
Hispanic Population
3.08k people

In 2020, there were 16.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.3k people) in Jefferson County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Other (Hispanic) and 1.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.5% of the people in Jefferson County, ID are hispanic (3.08k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Jefferson County, ID as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.59%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people
3.75%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people

As of 2020, 3.59% of Jefferson County, ID residents (1.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, ID was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    497 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    281 ± 139
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    177 ± 92

Jefferson County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jefferson County, ID employs 13.5k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, ID are Retail Trade (1,762 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,387 people), and Educational Services (1,294 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,760), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,286), and Wholesale Trade ($56,324).

Occupations

13.5k
2020 Value
± 875
4.43%
1 Year growth
± 8.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, ID grew at a rate of 4.43%, from 12.9k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, ID, are Management Occupations (1,870 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,366 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,232 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.5k
2020 Value
± 875
4.43%
1 Year growth
± 8.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, ID grew at a rate of 4.43%, from 12.9k employees to 13.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, ID, are Retail Trade (1,762 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,387 people), and Educational Services (1,294 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson County, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,995
Median earning men ± $3,024
$21,471
Median earning women ± $3,250

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,006), Wholesale Trade ($60,625), and Public Administration ($54,444).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($39,375), Information ($38,939), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,563).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Idaho. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 119
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 111
    Construction
  3. 97
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $11.3B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $7.63B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.3B, followed by Electronics ($8.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($7.63B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Idaho products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$71.5B
2020 Value in Idaho
$123B
Projected 2050 Value in Idaho
72.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $71.5B. This is expected to increase 72.3% to $123B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.47B
  2. $4.51B
  3. $3.06B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $7.47B, followed by California with $4.51B and Utah and $3.06B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 85.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.78%).

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.529% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.55% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (372k), Some college (360k), and Bachelors Degree (233k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Jefferson County, ID was $223,900 in 2020, which is 0.974 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $203,700 to $223,900, a 9.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, ID is 81.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson County, ID have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, ID is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$223,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,497
$7,162
Median Property Taxes
±$590

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Jefferson County, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81.2%
Homeownership
2020
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 81.2% of the housing units in Jefferson County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9602
  2. Census Tract 9601

The following map shows all of the tracts in Jefferson County, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,577
Median Household Income
± $3,698
8.83k
Number of Households
± 657

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.83k households in Jefferson County, ID grew to $65,577 from the previous year's value of $63,048.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, ID distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, ID is from Idaho.
0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2020, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.667% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.88%)

In 2020, 75.7% of workers in Jefferson County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who worked at home (7.88%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, ID have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Jefferson County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, ID have 3 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, ID (2.39k out of 29.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson County, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.1% of the population of Jefferson County, ID has health coverage, with 50.1% on employee plans, 14.9% on Medicaid, 8.29% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Idaho was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, ID see 4206 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (4064 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4978 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4267 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,206 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, ID

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, ID see an average of 4,206 patients per year. This represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (4,064 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, ID in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 35% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.88%
Uninsured
50.1%
Employer Coverage
14.9%
Medicaid
8.29%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
1.01%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, ID declined by 0.531% from 8.93% to 8.88%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.3 in Jefferson County, ID.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.5% in Jefferson County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Jefferson County, ID.

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