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1.94% growth
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Median Household Income
4.6% growth
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Number of Employees
5.06% growth
Median Property Value
7.45% growth

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The economy of Canyon County, ID employs 85,579 people. The economy of Canyon County, ID is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 3.45; 1.5; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Canyon County, ID are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,876), Retail trade (10,557), and Manufacturing (9,210), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($80,986), Utilities ($69,628), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($37,694).

Median household income in Canyon County, ID is $44,860. Males in Canyon County, ID have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,964. The income inequality of Canyon County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Canyon County, ID. In Canyon County, ID the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 31 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,239. Nez Perce County, ID has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Idaho.


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Canyon County, ID is home to a population of 202,782 people, from which 94.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Canyon County, ID is composed of 144,636 White residents (71.3%), 49,941 Hispanic residents (24.6%), 4,151 Two+ residents (2.05%), 1,634 Asian residents (0.81%), and 1,288 Native residents (0.64%). The most common foreign languages in Canyon County, ID are Spanish (30,346 speakers), Other Indo-European (634 speakers), and German (355 speakers), but compared to other places, Canyon County, ID has a relative high number of Other Indo-European (634 speakers), Laotian (158 speakers), and Spanish (30,346 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Canyon County, ID awarded 2,575 degrees. The student population of Canyon County, ID is skewed towards females, with 1,148 male students and 1,427 female students. Most students in Canyon County, ID are White (1,822 and 70.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (332 and 12.9%), Unknown (255 and 9.9%), and Black or African American (40 and 1.55%). The largest universities in Canyon County, ID by number of graduates are College of Western Idaho (1,406 and 54.6%), Northwest Nazarene University (662 and 25.7%), and The College of Idaho (260 and 10.1%). The most popular majors in Canyon County, ID are Liberal Arts & Sciences (290 and 11.3%), General Business (75 and 2.91%), and General Biological Sciences (68 and 2.64%). The median tuition costs in Canyon County, ID are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,150 and $28,150 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Canyon County, ID is $131,300, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $122,200 to $131,300, a 7.45% increase. The homeownership rate of Canyon County, ID is 67.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Canyon County, ID have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Canyon County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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