Shoshone County, ID

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Population

12,490

0.486% decline

Median Age

47.2


Median Household Income

$39,835

6.37% growth

Poverty Rate

17.4%


Number of Employees

4,970

1.99% decline

Median Property Value

$117,500

0.085% decline

About

In 2017, Shoshone County, ID had a population of 12.5k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $39,835. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shoshone County, ID declined from 12,551 to 12,490, a -0.486% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,449 to $39,835, a 6.37% increase.

The population of Shoshone County, ID is 91.8% White Alone, 3.44% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.22% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Shoshone County, ID speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Shoshone County, ID is $117,500, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Shoshone County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Shoshone County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Shoshone County, ID employs 4.97k people. The largest industries in Shoshone County, ID are Retail Trade (800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (678 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (524 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,611), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,250), and Wholesale Trade ($52,813).

Median household income in Shoshone County, ID is $39,835. Males in Shoshone 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 Shoshone County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,835

2017 value

± $3,011

6.37%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in Shoshone County, ID have a median annual income of $39,835, 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 $37,449 in 2016, which represents a 6.37% 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 Shoshone County, ID is from Idaho.

0.464

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.367% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Idaho across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9604

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. Census Tract 9603

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shoshone County, ID was Census Tract 9604 with a value of $40,929, followed by Census Tract 9602 and Census Tract 9603, with respective values of $40,063 and $38,368.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shoshone County, ID (2.14k out of 12.3k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,949 ± 213

  2. Hispanic

    110 ± 95

  3. Native American

    107 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shoshone County, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Native American.

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

4.97k

2017 Value

± 345

-1.99%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shoshone County, ID declined at a rate of -1.99%, from 5.07k employees to 4.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shoshone County, ID, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (588 people), Sales & Related Occupations (518 people), and Management Occupations (474 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shoshone County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shoshone County, ID, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (588 people), Sales & Related Occupations (518 people), and Management Occupations (474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Shoshone County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.02 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shoshone County, ID, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,875), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,922), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,895).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.97k

2017 Value

± 345

-1.99%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shoshone County, ID declined at a rate of -1.99%, from 5.07k employees to 4.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shoshone County, ID, are Retail Trade (800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (678 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shoshone County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Shoshone 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 Shoshone County, ID, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (800 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (678 people), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Shoshone County, ID has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (19.5 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.32 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shoshone County, ID, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,611), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($66,250), and Wholesale Trade ($52,813).

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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

84.9% of the population of Shoshone County, ID has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.74% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Shoshone County, ID see 3108 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.4% increase from the previous year (2478 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1779 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 778 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

3,108 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Shoshone County, ID see an average of 3,108 patients per year. This represents a 25.4% increase from the previous year (2,478 patients).

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

15.1%

Uninsured

36.9%

Employer Coverage

16%

Medicaid

17.3%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shoshone County, ID declined by 1.18% from 15.3% to 15.1%.

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

Shoshone County, ID is home to a population of 12.5k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.73% of Shoshone County, ID residents were born outside of the country (216 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Shoshone County, ID is composed of 11.5k White Alone residents (91.8%), 430 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.44%), 277 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.22%), 219 Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 59 Asian Alone residents (0.472%), 36 Black or African American Alone residents (0.288%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.016%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shoshone County, ID was 47.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Shoshone County, ID are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Shoshone County, ID residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

216 people

1.94%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

243 people

As of 2017, 1.73% of Shoshone County, ID residents (216 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 Shoshone County, ID was 1.94%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Shoshone County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shoshone County, ID was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.5k ± 4

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    430 ± 100

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    277 ± 78

In 2017, there were 26.7 times more White Alone residents (11.5k people) in Shoshone County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 430 Hispanic or Latino and 277 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Shoshone 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 Shoshone 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 Shoshone County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Shoshone 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

    662 ± 99

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    120 ± 50

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    79 ± 39

Shoshone County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shoshone County, ID was $117,500 in 2017, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $117,600 to $117,500, a 0.085% decrease. The homeownership rate in Shoshone County, ID is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shoshone County, ID have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shoshone 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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$39,835

Median Household Income

± $3,011

5.61k

Number of Households

± 357

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.61k households in Shoshone County, ID grew to $39,835 from the previous year's value of $37,449.

The following chart displays the households in Shoshone County, ID distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$117,500

2017 Median

± $7,020

$117,600

2016 Median

± $6,844

In 2017, the median property value in Shoshone County, ID declined from to $117,500 from the previous year's value of $117,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Shoshone County, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shoshone County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

68.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Shoshone County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Shoshone 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 Shoshone County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shoshone County, ID have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shoshone County, ID have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.57% of the workforce in Shoshone County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.77%

  3. Walked

    6.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Shoshone County, ID was Drove Alone (74.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.77%) and those who Walked (6.77%).

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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