Cassia County, ID

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Population

23,472

0.132% growth

Poverty Rate

14.7%


Median Age

31.8


Median Household Income

$48,162

4.21% growth

Number of Employees

9,889

0.233% growth

Median Property Value

$136,900

5.23% growth

About

In 2017, Cassia County, ID had a population of 23.5k people with a median age of 31.8 and a median household income of $48,162. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cassia County, ID grew from 23,441 to 23,472, a 0.132% increase and its median household income grew from $46,215 to $48,162, a 4.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cassia County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.4%), White (Hispanic) (23.8%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (2.88%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.89%). N/A% of the people in Cassia County, ID speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cassia County, ID are Cosmetology School of Arts and Science LLC (13 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Cassia County, ID is $136,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.7%. Most people in Cassia County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cassia County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Cassia County, ID employs 9.89k people. The largest industries in Cassia County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,010 people), Manufacturing (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,833), Public Administration ($58,833), and Utilities ($51,125).

Median household income in Cassia County, ID is $48,162. Males in Cassia 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 Cassia County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,162

2017 value

± $2,603

4.21%

1 Year Growth

± 7.47%

Households in Cassia County, ID have a median annual income of $48,162, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,215 in 2016, which represents a 4.21% 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.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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 Cassia 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cassia County, ID was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $69,167, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $55,532 and $49,936.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cassia County, ID (3.39k out of 23.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    3,015 ± 326

  2. Hispanic

    1,583 ± 236

  3. Other

    200 ± 104

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

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

9.89k

2017 Value

± 565

0.233%

1 Year growth

± 8.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cassia County, ID grew at a rate of 0.233%, from 9.87k employees to 9.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cassia County, ID, are Management Occupations (1,160 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,133 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,080 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cassia County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cassia County, ID, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,160 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,133 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,080 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cassia County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (16.2 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cassia County, ID, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,769), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,000), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.89k

2017 Value

± 565

0.233%

1 Year growth

± 8.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cassia County, ID grew at a rate of 0.233%, from 9.87k employees to 9.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cassia County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,010 people), Manufacturing (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cassia County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Cassia 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 Cassia County, ID, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,010 people), Manufacturing (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,071 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cassia County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (17.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.07 times), and Manufacturing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cassia County, ID, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,833), Public Administration ($58,833), and Utilities ($51,125).

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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. $11.9B

  2. $5.23B

  3. $4.79B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.9B, followed by Electronics ($5.23B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.79B).

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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$60.8B

2020 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $6.86B

  2. $3.44B

  3. $2.28B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.86B, followed by California with $3.44B and Utah and $2.28B.

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

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Health

82.9% of the population of Cassia County, ID has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 0.761% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cassia County, ID see 1469 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.3% increase from the previous year (1308 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1383 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 940 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

1,469 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cassia County, ID see an average of 1,469 patients per year. This represents a 12.3% increase from the previous year (1,308 patients).

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

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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

17.1%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

0.761%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cassia County, ID declined by 6.6% from 18.3% to 17.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cassia 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%.

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Diversity

Cassia County, ID is home to a population of 23.5k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.6% of Cassia County, ID residents were born outside of the country (2.71k people).

In 2017, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Cassia County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.59k White (Hispanic) and 675 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cassia County, ID was 31.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Cassia County, ID are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Cassia County, ID residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.71k people

11.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.64k people

As of 2017, 11.6% of Cassia County, ID residents (2.71k 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 Cassia County, ID was 11.3%, 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

91.5%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.5% of Cassia County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cassia County, ID was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cassia County, ID

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    16.5k ± 22

  2. White (Hispanic)

    5.59k ± 275

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    675 ± 262

In 2017, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Cassia County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.59k White (Hispanic) and 675 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    437 ± 102

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    182 ± 88

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    100 ± 48

Cassia County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Cassia County, ID awarded 13 degrees. The student population of Cassia County, ID is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 26 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cassia County, ID are White (7 and 53.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (6 and 46.2%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Cassia County, ID by number of degrees awarded are Cosmetology School of Arts and Science LLC (13 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cassia County, ID are General Cosmetology (12 and 92.3%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (1 and 7.69%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (0 and 0%).

The median tuition costs in Cassia County, ID are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 12 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Cassia County, ID was General Cosmetology with 12 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Cassia County, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

13 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Cassia County, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cosmetology School of Arts and Science LLC with 13 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3

Degrees Awarded to Men

10

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cassia County, ID, which is 0.3 times less than the 10 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

    7 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cassia County, ID were to White students. These 7 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 6 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cassia County, ID was $136,900 in 2017, which is 0.596 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,100 to $136,900, a 5.23% increase. The homeownership rate in Cassia County, ID is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cassia County, ID have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cassia County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$136,900

2017 Median

± $9,558

$130,100

2016 Median

± $7,261

In 2017, the median property value in Cassia County, ID grew to to $136,900 from the previous year's value of $130,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cassia 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 Cassia County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$48,162

Median Household Income

± $2,603

7.83k

Number of Households

± 489

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.83k households in Cassia County, ID grew to $48,162 from the previous year's value of $46,215.

The following chart displays the households in Cassia 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.7%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.7% of the housing units in Cassia County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cassia County, ID have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.552% of the workforce in Cassia County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cassia County, ID was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (3.44%).

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

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