Valley County, ID

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Population

10,104

2.09% growth

Median Age

50.2


Median Household Income

$54,015

0.718% growth

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Number of Employees

4,244

3.98% decline

Median Property Value

$258,000

4.75% growth

About

In 2017, Valley County, ID had a population of 10.1k people with a median age of 50.2 and a median household income of $54,015. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Valley County, ID grew from 9,897 to 10,104, a 2.09% increase and its median household income grew from $53,630 to $54,015, a 0.718% increase.

The population of Valley County, ID is 94.7% White Alone, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.455% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Valley County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Valley County, ID is $258,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.7%. Most people in Valley County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Valley County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Valley County, ID employs 4.24k people. The largest industries in Valley County, ID are Accommodation & Food Services (764 people), Retail Trade (575 people), and Construction (325 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($55,195), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,039).

Median household income in Valley County, ID is $54,015. Males in Valley 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 Valley County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,015

2017 value

± $4,886

0.718%

1 Year Growth

± 14.2%

Households in Valley County, ID have a median annual income of $54,015, 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 $53,630 in 2016, which represents a 0.718% 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 Valley 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 9702

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. Census Tract 9703

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Valley County, ID was Census Tract 9702 with a value of $58,200, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9703, with respective values of $45,556 and $42,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Valley 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

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valley County, ID (1.04k out of 9.99k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    1,034 ± 344

  2. Hispanic

    11 ± 96

  3. Black

    8 ± 94

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

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

4.24k

2017 Value

± 583

-3.98%

1 Year decline

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valley County, ID declined at a rate of -3.98%, from 4.42k employees to 4.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valley County, ID, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (477 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (449 people), and Management Occupations (437 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valley County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Valley County, ID, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (477 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (449 people), and Management Occupations (437 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Valley County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.08 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.66 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Valley County, ID, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,370), Transportation Occupations ($67,417), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,021).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.24k

2017 Value

± 583

-3.98%

1 Year decline

± 20.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valley County, ID declined at a rate of -3.98%, from 4.42k employees to 4.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valley County, ID, are Accommodation & Food Services (764 people), Retail Trade (575 people), and Construction (325 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valley County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Valley 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 Valley County, ID, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (764 people), Retail Trade (575 people), and Construction (325 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Valley County, ID has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.89 times higher than expected), Information (2.68 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Valley County, ID, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($55,195), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,039).

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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

88.4% of the population of Valley County, ID has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 18.1% on Medicare, 20.7% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Valley County, ID see 631 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.6% increase from the previous year (546 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1499 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 552 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

631 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Valley County, ID see an average of 631 patients per year. This represents a 15.6% increase from the previous year (546 patients).

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

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

34.7%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

18.1%

Medicare

20.7%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valley County, ID declined by 30.7% from 16.8% to 11.6%.

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

Valley County, ID is home to a population of 10.1k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.831% of Valley County, ID residents were born outside of the country (84 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Valley County, ID is composed of 9.57k White Alone residents (94.7%), 448 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.43%), 46 Two or More Races residents (0.455%), 21 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.208%), 12 Asian Alone residents (0.119%), 8 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0792%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

50

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 57.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Valley County, ID was 50.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Valley County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Valley County, ID residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.831%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

84 people

0.525%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

52 people

As of 2017, 0.831% of Valley County, ID residents (84 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 Valley County, ID was 0.525%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,895 ± 5,505 people

  2. Canada

    4,756 ± 1,691 people

  3. China

    3,072 ± 1,360 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 51,895 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 4,756 and China with 3,072.

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Valley County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Valley County, ID was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.57k ± 52

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    448 ± 56.8

  3. Two or More Races

    46 ± 40.7

In 2017, there were 21.4 times more White Alone residents (9.57k people) in Valley County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 448 Hispanic or Latino and 46 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

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

    430 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    100 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    49 ± 39

Valley County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Valley County, ID was $258,000 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $246,300 to $258,000, a 4.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Valley County, ID is 75.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Valley County, ID have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Valley 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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$54,015

Median Household Income

± $4,886

3.53k

Number of Households

± 466

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.53k households in Valley County, ID grew to $54,015 from the previous year's value of $53,630.

The following chart displays the households in Valley 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

$258,000

2017 Median

± $33,423

$246,300

2016 Median

± $22,604

In 2017, the median property value in Valley County, ID grew to to $258,000 from the previous year's value of $246,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.7%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.7% of the housing units in Valley County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Commute Time

14.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valley County, ID have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Valley County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Walked

    7.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.02%

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

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