Lincoln County, ID

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2020 Population
5,342
0.15% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.8
1.99% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
12.5%
3.16% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$52,363
4.62% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$152,500
4.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,632
2.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Lincoln County, ID had a population of 5.34k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $52,363. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lincoln County, ID declined from 5,350 to 5,342, a −0.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,053 to $52,363, a 4.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (65.7%), White (Hispanic) (22.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.17%), Other (Hispanic) (2.92%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%).

None of the households in Lincoln 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.

87.6% of the residents in Lincoln County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Lincoln County, ID was $152,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.3%. Most people in Lincoln County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Lincoln County, ID is home to a population of 5.34k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 16.5% of Lincoln County, ID residents were born outside of the country (882 people).

In 2020, there were 2.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.51k people) in Lincoln County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Hispanic) and 276 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.51k ± 13
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.22k ± 162
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    276 ± 132
30.9%
Hispanic Population
1.65k people

In 2020, there were 2.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.51k people) in Lincoln County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k White (Hispanic) and 276 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.9% of the people in Lincoln County, ID are hispanic (1.65k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
882 people
15.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
832 people

As of 2020, 16.5% of Lincoln County, ID residents (882 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, ID was 15.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.3
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Lincoln County, ID was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Lincoln County, ID are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Lincoln County, ID residents was 35.

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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

87.6%
2020 Citizenship
87.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 87.6% of Lincoln County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln County, ID was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    101 ± 64
  2. Vietnam
    86 ± 44
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    54 ± 42

Lincoln County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.17 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

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 Lincoln County, ID employs 2.63k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (483 people), Construction (348 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (269 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($67,530), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,583), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($63,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,363
2020 value
± $3,188
4.62%
1 Year Growth
± 8.37%

Households in Lincoln County, ID have a median annual income of $52,363, 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 $50,053 in 2019, which represents a 4.62% 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Idaho by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lincoln 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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Census Tract 9501
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, ID (661 out of 5.29k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    634 ± 134
  2. Hispanic
    330 ± 126
  3. Two Or More
    20 ± 80

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

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

2.63k
2020 Value
± 242
2.85%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, ID grew at a rate of 2.85%, from 2.56k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, ID, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (296 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (291 people), and Management Occupations (267 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ID, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (296 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (291 people), and Management Occupations (267 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (17.5 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.13 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, ID, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,875), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($58,875), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.63k
2020 Value
± 242
2.85%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, ID grew at a rate of 2.85%, from 2.56k employees to 2.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (483 people), Construction (348 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (269 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, ID, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (483 people), Construction (348 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (269 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lincoln County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15 times higher than expected), Construction (1.98 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lincoln County, ID, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($67,530), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,583), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($63,250).

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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 Lincoln County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 75.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.3%), followed by Other (1.86%). 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 Lincoln County, ID
75.7% 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 Lincoln County, ID was $152,500 in 2020, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $145,600 to $152,500, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, ID is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Lincoln County, ID have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$152,500
2020 Median
± $10,495
$145,600
2019 Median
± $8,223

In 2020, the median property value in Lincoln County, ID grew to to $152,500 from the previous year's value of $145,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$52,363
Median Household Income
± $3,188
1.8k
Number of Households
± 197

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.8k households in Lincoln County, ID grew to $52,363 from the previous year's value of $50,053.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.3%
2020 Homeownership
68.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 69.3% of the housing units in Lincoln County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.2%.

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

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, ID have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Lincoln County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.6%)
  2. Carpooled (18%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.59%)

In 2020, 74.6% of workers in Lincoln County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18%) and those who worked at home (3.59%).

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

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Health

82.2% of the population of Lincoln County, ID has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 9.62% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 1.91% 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 Lincoln County, ID see 5360 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.79% increase from the previous year (5318 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5366 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5366 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

5,360 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, ID

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, ID see an average of 5,360 patients per year. This represents a 0.79% increase from the previous year (5,318 patients).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Idaho.
$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

17.8%
Uninsured
33.6%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
9.62%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
1.91%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, ID declined by 17.9% from 21.6% to 17.8%.

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