Nez Perce County, ID

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Population

40,014

0.0475% growth

Median Age

41.3


Median Household Income

$51,804

4.57% growth

Poverty Rate

14.4%


Number of Employees

18,977

2.11% growth

Median Property Value

$172,500

1.77% growth

About

In 2017, Nez Perce County, ID had a population of 40k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $51,804. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nez Perce County, ID grew from 39,995 to 40,014, a 0.0475% increase and its median household income grew from $49,541 to $51,804, a 4.57% increase.

The population of Nez Perce County, ID is 87.2% White Alone, 5.4% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 3.71% Hispanic or Latino. 3.72% of the people in Nez Perce County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nez Perce County, ID are Lewis-Clark State College (914 degrees awarded in 2016), Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Lewiston (34 degrees), and Headmasters School of Hair Design (17 degrees).

The median property value in Nez Perce County, ID is $172,500, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Nez Perce County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Nez Perce County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Nez Perce County, ID employs 19k people. The largest industries in Nez Perce County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,875 people), Manufacturing (2,829 people), and Retail Trade (2,618 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,339), Manufacturing ($52,204), and Public Administration ($43,902).

Median household income in Nez Perce County, ID is $51,804. Males in Nez Perce County, ID have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,730. The income inequality in Nez Perce County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,804

2017 value

± $2,362

4.57%

1 Year Growth

± 6.32%

Households in Nez Perce County, ID have a median annual income of $51,804, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,541 in 2016, which represents a 4.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,622

Average Male Salary

± $2,243

$37,730

Average Female Salary

± $1,625

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nez Perce County, ID made 1.45 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nez Perce County, ID by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $46,142 ± $12,002

  2. White

    $40,859 ± $1,365

  3. Black

    $35,264 ± $18,479

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nez Perce County, ID workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nez Perce County, ID is from Idaho.

0.464

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.367% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9602

  2. Census Tract 9608

  3. Census Tract 9610

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nez Perce County, ID was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $65,875, followed by Census Tract 9608 and Census Tract 9610, with respective values of $63,816 and $51,449.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nez Perce County, ID (5.58k out of 38.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,392 ± 453

  2. Native American

    604 ± 109

  3. Two Or More

    338 ± 164

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nez Perce County, ID is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

19k

2017 Value

± 905

2.11%

1 Year growth

± 6.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nez Perce County, ID grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 18.6k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nez Perce County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,747 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,820 people), and Management Occupations (1,781 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nez Perce County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nez Perce County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,747 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,820 people), and Management Occupations (1,781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nez Perce County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.62 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.59 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nez Perce County, ID, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($64,196), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,900), and Management Occupations ($58,988).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19k

2017 Value

± 905

2.11%

1 Year growth

± 6.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nez Perce County, ID grew at a rate of 2.11%, from 18.6k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nez Perce County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,875 people), Manufacturing (2,829 people), and Retail Trade (2,618 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nez Perce County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Nez Perce County, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nez Perce County, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,875 people), Manufacturing (2,829 people), and Retail Trade (2,618 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nez Perce County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.99 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.47 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nez Perce County, ID, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,339), Manufacturing ($52,204), and Public Administration ($43,902).

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Domestic Trade

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. $10.8B

  2. $4.28B

  3. $4.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $10.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $4.28B and Electronics and $4.26B.

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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$55.1B

2015 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

49.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Idaho trade was $55.1B. This is expected to increase 49.1% to $82.2B by 2045.

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. $6.23B

  2. $3.13B

  3. $2.01B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.23B, followed by California with $3.13B and Utah and $2.01B.

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Nez Perce County, ID has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.86% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Nez Perce County, ID was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Nez Perce County, ID see 1602 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.1% increase from the previous year (1334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 425 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.3%). Additionally, Minidoka County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,602 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nez Perce County, ID see an average of 1,602 patients per year. This represents a 20.1% increase from the previous year (1,334 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,927

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,560

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,069

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,737

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

46.1%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.86%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nez Perce County, ID declined by 18.1% from 12.3% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nez Perce County, ID changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.3% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 11.1% prevalence

Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 11.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Idaho by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Nez Perce County, ID is home to a population of 40k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.39% of Nez Perce County, ID residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Nez Perce County, ID is composed of 34.9k White Alone residents (87.2%), 2.16k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (5.4%), 1.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.71%), 942 Two or More Races residents (2.35%), 351 Asian Alone residents (0.877%), 142 Black or African American Alone residents (0.355%), 21 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0525%), and 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.015%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Nez Perce County, ID are Other Native North American Languages (483 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (404 speakers), and Chinese (115 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nez Perce County, ID was 41.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Nez Perce County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nez Perce County, ID residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.48%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.39% of Nez Perce County, ID residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nez Perce County, ID was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,895 ± 5,505 people

  2. Canada

    4,756 ± 1,691 people

  3. China

    3,072 ± 1,360 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nez Perce County, ID was Mexico, the natal country of 51,895 Nez Perce County, ID residents, followed by Canada with 4,756 and China with 3,072.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Nez Perce County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nez Perce County, ID was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    34.9k ± 40

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.16k ± 133

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.49k ± 196

In 2017, there were 16.2 times more White Alone residents (34.9k people) in Nez Perce County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.16k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 1.49k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Nez Perce County, ID as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Native North American Languages

    483 speakers (1.29%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    404 speakers (1.08%)

  3. Chinese

    115 speakers (0.307%)

3.72% of Nez Perce County, ID citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Nez Perce County, ID was Other Native North American Languages. 1.29% of the overall population of Nez Perce County, ID are native Other Native North American Languages speakers. 1.08% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.307% speak Other Native North American Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,203 ± 184

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    456 ± 153

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    377 ± 107

Nez Perce County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Nez Perce County, ID awarded 965 degrees. The student population of Nez Perce County, ID is skewed towards women, with 1,498 male students and 2,466 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nez Perce County, ID are White (811 and 86.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (45 and 4.82%), Two or More Races (23 and 2.47%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (23 and 2.47%).

The largest universities in Nez Perce County, ID by number of degrees awarded are Lewis-Clark State College (914 and 94.7%), Mr Leon's School of Hair Design-Lewiston (34 and 3.52%), and Headmasters School of Hair Design (17 and 1.76%).

The most popular majors in Nez Perce County, ID are Liberal Arts & Sciences (188 and 19.5%), Registered Nursing (117 and 12.1%), and General Business Administration & Management (62 and 6.42%).

The median tuition costs in Nez Perce County, ID are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,120 and $17,620 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 117 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nez Perce County, ID was Registered Nursing with 117 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Nez Perce County, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 914 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

  3. 17 degrees awarded

$6,120

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Nez Perce County, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lewis-Clark State College with 914 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

334

Degrees Awarded to Men

631

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 334 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nez Perce County, ID, which is 0.529 times less than the 631 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    811 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Nez Perce County, ID were to White students. These 811 degrees mean that there were 18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 45 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nez Perce County, ID was $172,500 in 2017, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $169,500 to $172,500, a 1.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Nez Perce County, ID is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nez Perce County, ID have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nez Perce County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,804

Median Household Income

± $2,362

16.3k

Number of Households

± 827

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.3k households in Nez Perce County, ID grew to $51,804 from the previous year's value of $49,541.

The following chart displays the households in Nez Perce 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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Housing

Property Value

$172,500

2017 Median

± $3,596

$169,500

2016 Median

± $3,936

In 2017, the median property value in Nez Perce County, ID grew to to $172,500 from the previous year's value of $169,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nez Perce County, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nez Perce County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nez Perce County, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nez Perce County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

69.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Nez Perce County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nez Perce County, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nez Perce County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nez Perce County, ID have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nez Perce County, ID have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Nez Perce County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.27%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Nez Perce County, ID was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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