Bear Lake County, ID

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2020 Population
6,054
0.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
0.505% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.8%
12.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$52,829
2.47% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$154,500
3.14% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,609
0.928% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Bear Lake County, ID had a population of 6.05k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $52,829. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Bear Lake County, ID grew from 6,000 to 6,054, a 0.9% increase and its median household income declined from $54,167 to $52,829, a −2.47% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bear Lake County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.57%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), Other (Hispanic) (1.07%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.958%).

None of the households in Bear Lake 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.

99% of the residents in Bear Lake County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Bear Lake County, ID was $154,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.5%. Most people in Bear Lake County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Bear Lake County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Bear Lake County, ID is home to a population of 6.05k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.41% of Bear Lake County, ID residents were born outside of the country (146 people).

In 2020, there were 59.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Bear Lake County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95 White (Hispanic) and 93 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bear Lake County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.62k ± 46
  2. White (Hispanic)
    95 ± 50
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    93 ± 59.5
4.31%
Hispanic Population
261 people

In 2020, there were 59.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Bear Lake County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 95 White (Hispanic) and 93 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.31% of the people in Bear Lake County, ID are hispanic (261 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.41%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
146 people
3.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
185 people

As of 2020, 2.41% of Bear Lake County, ID residents (146 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 Bear Lake County, ID was 3.08%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 14.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Bear Lake County, ID was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Bear Lake County, ID are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Bear Lake County, ID residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    49,238 ± 5,371 people
  2. Canada
    5,691 ± 1,849 people
  3. China
    2,886 ± 1,318 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 49,238 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,691 and China with 2,886.

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Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Bear Lake County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Bear Lake County, ID was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    181 ± 53
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    30 ± 20
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    27 ± 23

Bear Lake County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,243. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Bear Lake County, ID employs 2.61k people. The largest industries in Bear Lake County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (501 people), Construction (288 people), and Educational Services (228 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,163), Wholesale Trade ($83,472), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,375).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,829
2020 value
± $3,650
−2.47%
1 Year Growth
± 12.3%

Households in Bear Lake County, ID have a median annual income of $52,829, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,167 in 2019, which represents a −2.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$61,607
Average Male Salary in Idaho
± $2,488
$43,243
Average Female Salary in Idaho
± $1,885

In 2020, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Idaho 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 in Idaho
  1. Asian
    $48,641 ± $11,132
  2. White
    $46,841 ± $1,558
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $38,280 ± $39,851

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Idaho.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bear Lake 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Idaho across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9501

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bear Lake County, ID (885 out of 5.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 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
    806 ± 132
  2. Hispanic
    79 ± 77
  3. Native American
    40 ± 81

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bear Lake County, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

2.61k
2020 Value
± 228
0.928%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bear Lake County, ID grew at a rate of 0.928%, from 2.59k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bear Lake County, ID, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (348 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (289 people), and Management Occupations (206 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bear Lake County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bear Lake County, ID, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (348 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (289 people), and Management Occupations (206 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bear Lake County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.48 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.65 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bear Lake County, ID, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($99,375), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($89,028), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($88,077).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.61k
2020 Value
± 228
0.928%
1 Year growth
± 12%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Bear Lake County, ID grew at a rate of 0.928%, from 2.59k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bear Lake County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (501 people), Construction (288 people), and Educational Services (228 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bear Lake County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Bear Lake 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 Bear Lake County, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (501 people), Construction (288 people), and Educational Services (228 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bear Lake County, ID has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (16.3 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.78 times), and Utilities (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bear Lake County, ID, by median earnings, are Utilities ($95,163), Wholesale Trade ($83,472), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,375).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bear Lake County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 87.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.6%), followed by Other (0.784%). The most partisan county was Bear Lake County, ID with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Bear Lake County, ID
87.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Idaho
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Idaho was Bear Lake County, ID with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Idaho colored by their party leaning.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bear Lake County, ID was $154,500 in 2020, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $149,800 to $154,500, a 3.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Bear Lake County, ID is 78.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Bear Lake County, ID have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bear Lake County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,500
2020 Median
± $11,139
$149,800
2019 Median
± $10,908

In 2020, the median property value in Bear Lake County, ID grew to to $154,500 from the previous year's value of $149,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bear Lake 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 Bear Lake County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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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.
$52,829
Median Household Income
± $3,650
2.46k
Number of Households
± 213

In 2020, the median household income of the 2.46k households in Bear Lake County, ID declined from $52,829 from the previous year's value of $54,167.

The following chart displays the households in Bear Lake 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.5%
2020 Homeownership
76.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 78.5% of the housing units in Bear Lake County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bear Lake County, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bear Lake County, ID have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 12.6% of the workforce in Bear Lake County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.7%)

In 2020, 75.9% of workers in Bear Lake County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.2%) and those who worked at home (6.7%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.1% of the population of Bear Lake County, ID has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 9.99% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.73% 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 Bear Lake County, ID see 1210 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.332% increase from the previous year (1206 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2042 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1531 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.5%). Additionally, Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,210 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bear Lake County, ID

Primary care physicians in Bear Lake County, ID see an average of 1,210 patients per year. This represents a 0.332% increase from the previous year (1,206 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,927
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Idaho
$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

5.85%
Uninsured
52.1%
Employer Coverage
9.99%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bear Lake County, ID grew by 2.28% from 5.72% to 5.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bear Lake 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. 15.5% prevalence
  2. 15% prevalence
  3. 14.2% prevalence

Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 15.5%.

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

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