Jefferson County, ID

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Population

27,410

1.16% growth

Median Age

31.3


Median Household Income

$58,055

6.24% growth

Poverty Rate

9.5%


Number of Employees

11,898

3.9% growth

Median Property Value

$166,200

3.68% growth

About

In 2017, Jefferson County, ID had a population of 27.4k people with a median age of 31.3 and a median household income of $58,055. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jefferson County, ID grew from 27,096 to 27,410, a 1.16% increase and its median household income grew from $54,646 to $58,055, a 6.24% increase.

The population of Jefferson County, ID is 87.1% White Alone, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.64% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Jefferson County, ID speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson County, ID is $166,200, and the homeownership rate is 81%. Most people in Jefferson County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jefferson County, ID employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,448 people), Retail Trade (1,211 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,162 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,542), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,727), and Finance & Insurance ($51,140).

Median household income in Jefferson County, ID is $58,055. Males in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,055

2017 value

± $2,987

6.24%

1 Year Growth

± 7.03%

Households in Jefferson County, ID have a median annual income of $58,055, 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 $54,646 in 2016, which represents a 6.24% 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 Jefferson 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 9604

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, ID was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $61,822, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $60,668 and $52,785.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, ID (2.6k out of 27.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 6 - 11 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

    2,058 ± 286

  2. Hispanic

    544 ± 184

  3. Other

    248 ± 130

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

11.9k

2017 Value

± 751

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 8.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, ID grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 11.5k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,482 people), Management Occupations (1,107 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,019 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,482 people), Management Occupations (1,107 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,019 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.92 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.73 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,220), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,597), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($51,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.9k

2017 Value

± 751

3.9%

1 Year growth

± 8.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jefferson County, ID grew at a rate of 3.9%, from 11.5k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,448 people), Retail Trade (1,211 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,162 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, ID, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,448 people), Retail Trade (1,211 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.26 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.68 times), and Construction (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson County, ID, by median earnings, are Utilities ($83,542), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($57,727), and Finance & Insurance ($51,140).

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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

88.4% of the population of Jefferson County, ID has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 8.24% on Medicare, 22.1% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, ID see 3880 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.518% increase from the previous year (3860 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3977 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3977 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

3,880 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, ID see an average of 3,880 patients per year. This represents a 0.518% increase from the previous year (3,860 patients).

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

42.1%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

8.24%

Medicare

22.1%

Non-Group

1.46%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, ID declined by 11.8% from 13.2% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson 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

Jefferson County, ID is home to a population of 27.4k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.26% of Jefferson County, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.17k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, ID is composed of 23.9k White Alone residents (87.1%), 2.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.4%), 449 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 86 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.314%), 70 Asian Alone residents (0.255%), 62 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.226%), 19 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0693%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, ID was 31.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Jefferson County, ID are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Jefferson County, ID residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.17k people

4.13%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.12k people

As of 2017, 4.26% of Jefferson County, ID residents (1.17k 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 Jefferson County, ID was 4.13%, 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

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Jefferson County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, ID was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.9k ± 22

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.86k ± 517

  3. Two or More Races

    449 ± 128

In 2017, there were 8.35 times more White Alone residents (23.9k people) in Jefferson County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.86k Hispanic or Latino and 449 Two or More Races 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jefferson 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

    499 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    398 ± 177

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    140 ± 70

Jefferson County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, ID was $166,200 in 2017, which is 0.764 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,300 to $166,200, a 3.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, ID is 81%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson County, ID have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$58,055

Median Household Income

± $2,987

8.47k

Number of Households

± 621

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.47k households in Jefferson County, ID grew to $58,055 from the previous year's value of $54,646.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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

$166,200

2017 Median

± $6,974

$160,300

2016 Median

± $7,866

In 2017, the median property value in Jefferson County, ID grew to to $166,200 from the previous year's value of $160,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

81%

2017 Homeownership

81.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81% of the housing units in Jefferson County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

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

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, ID have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.67% of the workforce in Jefferson 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

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson County, ID was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.4%) and those who Worked At Home (5.17%).

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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