Clearwater County, ID

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Population

8,533

0.0586% growth

Median Age

50.3


Median Household Income

$41,122

2.13% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

2,796

1.93% decline

Median Property Value

$134,400

3.78% growth

About

In 2017, Clearwater County, ID had a population of 8.53k people with a median age of 50.3 and a median household income of $41,122. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clearwater County, ID grew from 8,528 to 8,533, a 0.0586% increase and its median household income grew from $40,266 to $41,122, a 2.13% increase.

The population of Clearwater County, ID is 91% White Alone, 3.89% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.09% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Clearwater County, ID speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clearwater County, ID is $134,400, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Clearwater County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Clearwater County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clearwater County, ID employs 2.8k people. The largest industries in Clearwater County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), Manufacturing (369 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (338 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,625).

Median household income in Clearwater County, ID is $41,122. Males in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,122

2017 value

± $3,174

2.13%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Clearwater County, ID have a median annual income of $41,122, 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 $40,266 in 2016, which represents a 2.13% 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 Clearwater 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 9400

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clearwater County, ID was Census Tract 9400 with a value of $39,227, followed by Census Tract 9701 and N/A, with respective values of $38,401 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clearwater County, ID (1.05k out of 7.54k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    965 ± 125

  2. Two Or More

    37 ± 81

  3. Hispanic

    37 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clearwater County, ID is White, followed by Two Or More 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

2.8k

2017 Value

± 224

-1.93%

1 Year decline

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clearwater County, ID declined at a rate of -1.93%, from 2.85k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clearwater County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (296 people), Management Occupations (242 people), and Production Occupations (224 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (296 people), Management Occupations (242 people), and Production Occupations (224 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clearwater County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.69 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.59 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, ID, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,125), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,319), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($47,768).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.8k

2017 Value

± 224

-1.93%

1 Year decline

± 11.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clearwater County, ID declined at a rate of -1.93%, from 2.85k employees to 2.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clearwater County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), Manufacturing (369 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (338 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clearwater County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), Manufacturing (369 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clearwater County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.2 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.1 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clearwater County, ID, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,625).

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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

88.9% of the population of Clearwater County, ID has health coverage, with 35.5% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 21.8% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 3.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clearwater County, ID see 850 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.25% increase from the previous year (778 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2124 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 944 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

850 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clearwater County, ID see an average of 850 patients per year. This represents a 9.25% increase from the previous year (778 patients).

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

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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

11.1%

Uninsured

35.5%

Employer Coverage

12%

Medicaid

21.8%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

3.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clearwater County, ID declined by 17.2% from 13.4% to 11.1%.

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

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

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Diversity

Clearwater County, ID is home to a population of 8.53k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.26% of Clearwater County, ID residents were born outside of the country (193 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clearwater County, ID is composed of 7.76k White Alone residents (91%), 332 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.89%), 178 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.09%), 165 Two or More Races residents (1.93%), 46 Asian Alone residents (0.539%), 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.352%), 19 Black or African American Alone residents (0.223%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

51

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clearwater County, ID was 50.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Clearwater County, ID are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Clearwater County, ID residents was 50.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

193 people

1.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

170 people

As of 2017, 2.26% of Clearwater County, ID residents (193 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 Clearwater County, ID was 1.99%, 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

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Clearwater County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clearwater County, ID was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.76k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    332 ± 82.3

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    178 ± 46

In 2017, there were 23.4 times more White Alone residents (7.76k people) in Clearwater County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 332 Hispanic or Latino and 178 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clearwater 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

    523 ± 85

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    164 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    147 ± 53

Clearwater County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clearwater County, ID was $134,400 in 2017, which is 0.618 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,500 to $134,400, a 3.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Clearwater County, ID is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clearwater County, ID have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clearwater 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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$41,122

Median Household Income

± $3,174

3.71k

Number of Households

± 244

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.71k households in Clearwater County, ID grew to $41,122 from the previous year's value of $40,266.

The following chart displays the households in Clearwater 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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Housing

Property Value

$134,400

2017 Median

± $19,406

$129,500

2016 Median

± $13,622

In 2017, the median property value in Clearwater County, ID grew to to $134,400 from the previous year's value of $129,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clearwater County, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clearwater County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

76.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Clearwater County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clearwater County, ID have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.76% of the workforce in Clearwater County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clearwater County, ID was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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