Lemhi County, ID

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2020 Population
7,929
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
53.4
2.5% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.6%
12.2% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$38,819
1.28% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$192,100
8.53% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
3,251
1.78% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lemhi County, ID had a population of 7.93k people with a median age of 53.4 and a median household income of $38,819. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lemhi County, ID grew from 7,847 to 7,929, a 1.04% increase and its median household income declined from $39,324 to $38,819, a −1.28% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lemhi County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.46%), Other (Hispanic) (1.17%), and White (Hispanic) (0.328%).

None of the households in Lemhi County, ID reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Lemhi County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lemhi County, ID was $192,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.9%. Most people in Lemhi County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lemhi County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lemhi County, ID is home to a population of 7.93k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.11% of Lemhi County, ID residents were born outside of the country (167 people).

In 2020, there were 31.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.41k people) in Lemhi County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 238 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 116 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lemhi County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.41k ± 17
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    238 ± 30.2
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    116 ± 79.2
3.33%
Hispanic Population
264 people

In 2020, there were 31.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.41k people) in Lemhi County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 238 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 116 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.33% of the people in Lemhi County, ID are hispanic (264 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
167 people
2.23%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
175 people

As of 2020, 2.11% of Lemhi County, ID residents (167 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lemhi County, ID was 2.23%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

53
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.4
65
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Lemhi County, ID was 53.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Lemhi County, ID are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Lemhi County, ID residents was 52.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    49,238 ± 5,371 people
  2. Canada
    5,691 ± 1,849 people
  3. China
    2,886 ± 1,318 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 49,238 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,691 and China with 2,886.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Lemhi County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lemhi County, ID was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    502 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    84 ± 69
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    72 ± 59

Lemhi County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Idaho. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Lemhi County, ID is $38,819. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lemhi County, ID was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $51,467, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $42,813 and $30,464.

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,243. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lemhi County, ID employs 3.25k people. The largest industries in Lemhi County, ID are Retail Trade (478 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (430 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (348 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,477), Construction ($50,762), and Manufacturing ($48,281).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,819
2020 value
± $4,174
−1.28%
1 Year Growth
± 13.9%

Households in Lemhi County, ID have a median annual income of $38,819, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,324 in 2019, which represents a −1.28% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$61,607
Average Male Salary in Idaho
± $2,488
$43,243
Average Female Salary in Idaho
± $1,885

In 2020, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.42 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Idaho
  1. Asian
    $48,641 ± $11,132
  2. White
    $46,841 ± $1,558
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $38,280 ± $39,851

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Idaho.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lemhi County, ID is from Idaho.
0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.466
2019 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2020, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.667% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 9703
  2. Census Tract 9701
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lemhi County, ID was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $51,467, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $42,813 and $30,464.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lemhi County, ID (1.06k out of 7.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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
    978 ± 220
  2. Two Or More
    85 ± 107
  3. Hispanic
    27 ± 96

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

3.25k
2020 Value
± 366
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lemhi County, ID grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 3.19k employees to 3.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lemhi County, ID, are Management Occupations (457 people), Sales & Related Occupations (370 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (314 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 Management Occupations (457 people), Sales & Related Occupations (370 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lemhi County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.52 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.02 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.68 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($99,659), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($64,063), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($50,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.25k
2020 Value
± 366
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 15.2%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lemhi County, ID grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 3.19k employees to 3.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lemhi County, ID, are Retail Trade (478 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (430 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (348 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 (478 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (430 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (348 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lemhi County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.73 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.25 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.68 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 ($61,477), Construction ($50,762), and Manufacturing ($48,281).

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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. $11.3B
  2. $8.1B
  3. $7.63B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.3B, followed by Electronics ($8.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($7.63B).

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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$71.5B
2020 Value in Idaho
$123B
Projected 2050 Value in Idaho
72.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $71.5B. This is expected to increase 72.3% to $123B by 2050.

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. $7.47B
  2. $4.51B
  3. $3.06B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $7.47B, followed by California with $4.51B and Utah and $3.06B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lemhi County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 75.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.65%). The most partisan county was Bear Lake County, ID with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lemhi County, ID
75.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Idaho
  1. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Idaho was Bear Lake County, ID with 87.9% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Idaho colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lemhi County, ID was $192,100 in 2020, which is 0.836 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $177,000 to $192,100, a 8.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Lemhi County, ID is 78.9%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Lemhi County, ID have an average commute time of 12.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lemhi County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$192,100
2020 Median
± $26,158
$177,000
2019 Median
± $17,391

In 2020, the median property value in Lemhi County, ID grew to to $192,100 from the previous year's value of $177,000.

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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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$38,819
Median Household Income
± $4,174
3.72k
Number of Households
± 395

In 2020, the median household income of the 3.72k households in Lemhi County, ID declined from $38,819 from the previous year's value of $39,324.

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 $20k - $25k 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

78.9%
2020 Homeownership
77.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 78.9% of the housing units in Lemhi County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lemhi County, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lemhi County, ID have a shorter commute time (12.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.35% of the workforce in Lemhi County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.86%)

In 2020, 72.9% of workers in Lemhi County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.91%) and those who worked at home (7.86%).

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 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 false.

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Health

90% of the population of Lemhi County, ID has health coverage, with 26.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 21.3% on Medicare, 21.9% on non-group plans, and 4.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Idaho 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 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 27.8% decrease from the previous year (1575 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2676 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 730 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.5%). Additionally, Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,137 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lemhi County, ID

Primary care physicians in Lemhi County, ID see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 27.8% decrease from the previous year (1,575 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 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,927
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Idaho
$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

10%
Uninsured
26.1%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
21.3%
Medicare
21.9%
Non-Group
4.08%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lemhi County, ID declined by 14.7% from 11.7% to 10%.

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. 15.5% prevalence
  2. 15% prevalence
  3. 14.2% prevalence

Owyhee County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 15.5%.

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

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