Minidoka County, ID

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Population

20,448

0.575% growth

Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$48,021

4.06% growth

Poverty Rate

17.9%


Number of Employees

9,198

0.174% decline

Median Property Value

$121,800

3.75% growth

About

In 2017, Minidoka County, ID had a population of 20.4k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $48,021. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Minidoka County, ID grew from 20,331 to 20,448, a 0.575% increase and its median household income grew from $46,147 to $48,021, a 4.06% increase.

The population of Minidoka County, ID is 63.1% White Alone, 34.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.41% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Minidoka County, ID speak a non-English language, and 89.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Minidoka County, ID is $121,800, and the homeownership rate is 71%. Most people in Minidoka County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Minidoka County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Minidoka County, ID employs 9.2k people. The largest industries in Minidoka County, ID are Manufacturing (1,684 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,549 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (835 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,906), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,438), and Transportation & Warehousing ($38,828).

Median household income in Minidoka County, ID is $48,021. Males in Minidoka 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 Minidoka County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,021

2017 value

± $2,578

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 6.99%

Households in Minidoka County, ID have a median annual income of $48,021, 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 $46,147 in 2016, which represents a 4.06% 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 Minidoka 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9703

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Minidoka County, ID was Census Tract 9703 with a value of $54,413, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $53,125 and $46,834.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Minidoka County, ID (3.62k out of 20.2k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,289 ± 378

  2. Hispanic

    1,722 ± 276

  3. Other

    139 ± 92

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

9.2k

2017 Value

± 620

-0.174%

1 Year decline

± 9.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Minidoka County, ID declined at a rate of -0.174%, from 9.21k employees to 9.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Minidoka County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,114 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,045 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (838 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Minidoka County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Minidoka County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,114 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,045 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (838 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Minidoka County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (16.8 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.18 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Minidoka County, ID, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,664), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,906), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,194).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.2k

2017 Value

± 620

-0.174%

1 Year decline

± 9.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Minidoka County, ID declined at a rate of -0.174%, from 9.21k employees to 9.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Minidoka County, ID, are Manufacturing (1,684 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,549 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Minidoka County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Minidoka 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 Minidoka County, ID, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,684 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,549 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Minidoka County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.2 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.43 times), and Utilities (2.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Minidoka County, ID, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,906), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,438), and Transportation & Warehousing ($38,828).

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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

78.6% of the population of Minidoka County, ID has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 9.8% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Minidoka County, ID see 3410 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% increase from the previous year (3387 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2945 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4123 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

3,410 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Minidoka County, ID see an average of 3,410 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% increase from the previous year (3,387 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Minidoka County, ID in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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%).

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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

21.4%

Uninsured

37.3%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

9.8%

Non-Group

1.1%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Minidoka County, ID declined by 8.02% from 23.3% to 21.4%.

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

Minidoka County, ID is home to a population of 20.4k people, from which 89.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 16% of Minidoka County, ID residents were born outside of the country (3.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Minidoka County, ID is composed of 12.9k White Alone residents (63.1%), 7.03k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.4%), 288 Two or More Races residents (1.41%), 110 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.538%), 85 Asian Alone residents (0.416%), 41 Black or African American Alone residents (0.201%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Minidoka County, ID was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Minidoka County, ID are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Minidoka County, ID residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.26k people

16.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.26k people

As of 2017, 16% of Minidoka County, ID residents (3.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Minidoka County, ID was 16.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

89.3%

2017 Citizenship

88.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.3% of Minidoka County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Minidoka County, ID was 88.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.9k ± 6

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.03k ± 300

  3. Two or More Races

    288 ± 89.2

In 2017, there were 1.83 times more White Alone residents (12.9k people) in Minidoka County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.03k Hispanic or Latino and 288 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Minidoka County, ID as a share of the total population.

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

    298 ± 98

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    195 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    152 ± 63

Minidoka County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Minidoka County, ID was $121,800 in 2017, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,400 to $121,800, a 3.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Minidoka County, ID is 71%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Minidoka County, ID have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Minidoka 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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$48,021

Median Household Income

± $2,578

7.36k

Number of Households

± 501

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.36k households in Minidoka County, ID grew to $48,021 from the previous year's value of $46,147.

The following chart displays the households in Minidoka 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$121,800

2017 Median

± $5,318

$117,400

2016 Median

± $5,009

In 2017, the median property value in Minidoka County, ID grew to to $121,800 from the previous year's value of $117,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Minidoka 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 Minidoka County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71%

2017 Homeownership

71.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71% of the housing units in Minidoka County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Minidoka County, ID have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.876% of the workforce in Minidoka County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    9.88%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Minidoka County, ID was Drove Alone (86%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.88%) and those who Worked At Home (2.47%).

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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