Benewah County, ID

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Population

9,050

0.199% decline

Median Age

46.5


Median Household Income

$43,472

2.05% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

3,450

4.54% decline

Median Property Value

$150,800

2.03% growth

About

In 2017, Benewah County, ID had a population of 9.05k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $43,472. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Benewah County, ID declined from 9,068 to 9,050, a -0.199% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,600 to $43,472, a 2.05% increase.

The population of Benewah County, ID is 84.7% White Alone, 8.1% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 3.44% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Benewah County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Benewah County, ID is $150,800, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Benewah County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Benewah County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Benewah County, ID employs 3.45k people. The largest industries in Benewah County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (559 people), Manufacturing (486 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (297 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,981), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,036).

Median household income in Benewah County, ID is $43,472. Males in Benewah 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 Benewah County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,472

2017 value

± $3,699

2.05%

1 Year Growth

± 12.8%

Households in Benewah County, ID have a median annual income of $43,472, 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 $42,600 in 2016, which represents a 2.05% 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 Idaho made 1.45 times more than female 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 Idaho 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 Benewah 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9400

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Benewah County, ID was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $46,368, followed by Census Tract 9400 and N/A, with respective values of $41,250 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Benewah County, ID (1.42k out of 8.96k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    957 ± 137

  2. Native American

    351 ± 61

  3. Hispanic

    96 ± 68

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

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

3.45k

2017 Value

± 278

-4.54%

1 Year decline

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Benewah County, ID declined at a rate of -4.54%, from 3.61k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Benewah County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (431 people), Transportation Occupations (337 people), and Production Occupations (278 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Benewah County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Benewah County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (431 people), Transportation Occupations (337 people), and Production Occupations (278 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Benewah County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.55 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.68 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Benewah County, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,700), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,478).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.45k

2017 Value

± 278

-4.54%

1 Year decline

± 11.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Benewah County, ID declined at a rate of -4.54%, from 3.61k employees to 3.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Benewah County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (559 people), Manufacturing (486 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (297 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Benewah County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Benewah 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 Benewah County, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (559 people), Manufacturing (486 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (297 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Benewah County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.84 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.94 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Benewah County, ID, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($77,981), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,036).

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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. ($4.28B) and Electronics ($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

84.8% of the population of Benewah County, ID has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Benewah County, ID see 1132 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.1% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 909 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 479 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

1,132 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Benewah County, ID see an average of 1,132 patients per year. This represents a 13.1% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Benewah 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%).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

15.2%

Uninsured

37.6%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Benewah County, ID declined by 12.7% from 17.4% to 15.2%.

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

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Health Risks

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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

Benewah County, ID is home to a population of 9.05k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.66% of Benewah County, ID residents were born outside of the country (150 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Benewah County, ID is composed of 7.67k White Alone residents (84.7%), 733 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (8.1%), 311 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.44%), 206 Two or More Races residents (2.28%), 91 Asian Alone residents (1.01%), 22 Black or African American Alone residents (0.243%), 20 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.221%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Benewah County, ID are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Benewah County, ID was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Benewah County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Benewah County, ID residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

150 people

1.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

149 people

As of 2017, 1.66% of Benewah County, ID residents (150 people) 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 Benewah County, ID was 1.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 51,895 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 4,756 and China with 3,072.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Benewah County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Benewah County, ID was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.67k ± 17

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    733 ± 75

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    311 ± 79.7

In 2017, there were 10.5 times more White Alone residents (7.67k people) in Benewah County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 733 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 311 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 Benewah County, ID as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Benewah County, ID citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Benewah County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Benewah County, ID are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    446 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    153 ± 66

  3. Korea

    120 ± 46

Benewah County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Benewah County, ID was $150,800 in 2017, which is 0.693 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,800 to $150,800, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Benewah County, ID is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Benewah County, ID have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Benewah 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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$43,472

Median Household Income

± $3,699

3.51k

Number of Households

± 273

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.51k households in Benewah County, ID grew to $43,472 from the previous year's value of $42,600.

The following chart displays the households in Benewah 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$150,800

2017 Median

± $10,523

$147,800

2016 Median

± $10,198

In 2017, the median property value in Benewah County, ID grew to to $150,800 from the previous year's value of $147,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Benewah 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 Benewah County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Benewah County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Benewah 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 Benewah County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Benewah County, ID have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Benewah County, ID have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.37% of the workforce in Benewah County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.31%

  3. Walked

    6.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Benewah County, ID was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.31%) and those who Walked (6.92%).

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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