Benewah County, ID

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2022 Population
9,731
2.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
1.26% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,191
7.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$241,700
22.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Benewah County, ID had a population of 9.73k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $54,191. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Benewah County, ID grew from 9,509 to 9,731, a 2.33% increase and its median household income grew from $50,257 to $54,191, a 7.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Benewah County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (7.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.58%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Benewah 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.

99.7% of the residents in Benewah County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Benewah County, ID was $241,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.7%.

Most people in Benewah County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Benewah County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Benewah County, ID is home to a population of 9.73k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.997% of Benewah County, ID residents were born outside of the country (97 people).

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.14k people) in Benewah County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 726 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 299 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Benewah County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Benewah County, ID was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Benewah County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.14k ± 39
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    726 ± 85
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    299 ± 63.8
4.42%
Hispanic Population
430 people

In 2022, there were 11.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.14k people) in Benewah County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 726 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 299 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.42% of the people in Benewah County, ID are hispanic (430 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.997%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
97 people
1.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
104 people

As of 2022, 0.997% of Benewah County, ID residents (97 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Benewah County, ID was 1.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    469 ± 124
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    140 ± 57
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    128 ± 59

Benewah County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Benewah County, ID employs 3.82k people. The largest industries in Benewah County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (480 people), Manufacturing (429 people), and Retail Trade (426 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($62,708), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,571), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($54,205).

Occupations

3.82k
2022 Value
± 327
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Benewah County, ID grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 3.74k employees to 3.82k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Benewah County, ID, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (431 people), Sales & Related Occupations (382 people), and Management Occupations (354 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Benewah County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.82k
2022 Value
± 327
2.09%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Benewah County, ID grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 3.74k employees to 3.82k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Benewah County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (480 people), Manufacturing (429 people), and Retail Trade (426 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,664
Median earning men ± $2,617
$30,430
Median earning women ± $3,530

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($79,167), Manufacturing ($66,198), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,941).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($50,556), Public Administration ($47,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,625).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.01%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 836k people employed in Idaho. This represents a 3.01% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.06%.

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. 73
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, and Mining
  2. 53
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 48
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Benewah County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 78% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.6%), followed by Other (1.21%).

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.

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US Representatives from Idaho

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

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.722% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.698% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (392k), Some college (372k), and Bachelors Degree (254k).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Benewah County, ID was $241,700 in 2022, which is 0.857 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,800 to $241,700, a 22.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Benewah County, ID is 73.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Benewah County, ID have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Benewah County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$241,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,294
$2,818
Median Property Taxes
±$291

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 Benewah County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.7% of the housing units in Benewah County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9400
  2. Census Tract 9501

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

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Household Income

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$54,191
Median Household Income
± $4,628
3.83k
Number of Households
± 331

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.83k households in Benewah County, ID grew to $54,191 from the previous year's value of $50,257.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Benewah County, ID is from Idaho.
0.473
2022 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2022, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.111% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.56%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.18%)

In 2022, 77.3% of workers in Benewah County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.56%) and those who worked at home (7.18%).

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

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Benewah County, ID have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.36% of the workforce in Benewah County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Benewah County, ID (1.39k out of 9.58k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Benewah 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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Health

86.1% of the population of Benewah County, ID has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 3.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Benewah County, ID see 2324 patients per year on average, which represents a 26% increase from the previous year (1845 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1179 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 429 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,324 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Benewah County, ID

Primary care physicians in Benewah County, ID see an average of 2,324 patients per year. This represents a 26% increase from the previous year (1,845 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 15.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.9%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
18.2%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
3.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Benewah County, ID grew by 9.5% from 12.7% to 13.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 30% in Benewah County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.9% in Benewah County, ID.

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