Lemhi County, ID

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Population

7,755

0.155% growth

Median Age

52.9


Median Household Income

$36,031

3.65% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

3,109

1.07% growth

Median Property Value

$173,400

2.75% decline

About

In 2017, Lemhi County, ID had a population of 7.76k people with a median age of 52.9 and a median household income of $36,031. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lemhi County, ID grew from 7,743 to 7,755, a 0.155% increase and its median household income grew from $34,762 to $36,031, a 3.65% increase.

The population of Lemhi County, ID is 93.3% White Alone, 3.22% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.24% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Lemhi County, ID speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lemhi County, ID is $173,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Lemhi County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lemhi County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lemhi County, ID employs 3.11k people. The largest industries in Lemhi County, ID are Retail Trade (507 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (391 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (380 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,556), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Educational Services ($43,646).

Median household income in Lemhi County, ID is $36,031. Males in Lemhi 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 Lemhi County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,031

2017 value

± $1,713

3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 9.36%

Households in Lemhi County, ID have a median annual income of $36,031, 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 $34,762 in 2016, which represents a 3.65% 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 Lemhi 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 9701

  2. Census Tract 9703

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lemhi County, ID was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $42,321, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $37,384 and $23,279.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lemhi County, ID (1.31k out of 7.63k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    1,196 ± 180

  2. Two Or More

    110 ± 106

  3. Hispanic

    40 ± 79

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

3.11k

2017 Value

± 326

1.07%

1 Year growth

± 14.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lemhi County, ID grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 3.08k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lemhi County, ID, are Sales & Related Occupations (424 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (402 people), and Management Occupations (284 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (424 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (402 people), and Management Occupations (284 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lemhi County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (6.94 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.76 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,909), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($51,406), and Protective Service Occupations ($50,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.11k

2017 Value

± 326

1.07%

1 Year growth

± 14.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lemhi County, ID grew at a rate of 1.07%, from 3.08k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lemhi County, ID, are Retail Trade (507 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (391 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (380 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lemhi County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Lemhi 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 Lemhi County, ID, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (507 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (391 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (380 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lemhi County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.3 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.64 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lemhi County, ID, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,556), Wholesale Trade ($53,750), and Educational Services ($43,646).

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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

85.6% of the population of Lemhi County, ID has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 21% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 3.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lemhi County, ID see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.9% decrease from the previous year (2575 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1931 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 772 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

1,934 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lemhi County, ID see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 24.9% decrease from the previous year (2,575 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

14.4%

Uninsured

29.9%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

21%

Medicare

18.7%

Non-Group

3.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lemhi County, ID declined by 5.86% from 15.3% to 14.4%.

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

Lemhi County, ID is home to a population of 7.76k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.03% of Lemhi County, ID residents were born outside of the country (235 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lemhi County, ID is composed of 7.24k White Alone residents (93.3%), 250 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.22%), 174 Two or More Races residents (2.24%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.632%), 17 Asian Alone residents (0.219%), 15 Black or African American Alone residents (0.193%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.116%), and 3 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0387%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

52

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

62

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lemhi County, ID was 52.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 62. But people in Lemhi County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lemhi County, ID residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

235 people

1.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

140 people

As of 2017, 3.03% of Lemhi County, ID residents (235 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 Lemhi County, ID was 1.81%, 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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Lemhi County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lemhi 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

    7.24k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    250 ± 79.7

  3. Two or More Races

    174 ± 50

In 2017, there were 29 times more White Alone residents (7.24k people) in Lemhi County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 250 Hispanic or Latino and 174 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 Lemhi 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 Lemhi County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lemhi 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

    379 ± 101

  2. Korea

    84 ± 47

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    68 ± 57

Lemhi County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lemhi County, ID was $173,400 in 2017, which is 0.797 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $178,300 to $173,400, a 2.75% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lemhi County, ID is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lemhi County, ID have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lemhi 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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$36,031

Median Household Income

± $1,713

3.7k

Number of Households

± 333

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.7k households in Lemhi County, ID grew to $36,031 from the previous year's value of $34,762.

The following chart displays the households in Lemhi 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$173,400

2017 Median

± $11,358

$178,300

2016 Median

± $17,325

In 2017, the median property value in Lemhi County, ID declined from to $173,400 from the previous year's value of $178,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lemhi 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 Lemhi County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Lemhi County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

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

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Commute Time

14.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lemhi County, ID have a shorter commute time (14.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.23% of the workforce in Lemhi County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.11%

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

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