Adams County, ID

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Population

3,946

2.1% growth

Median Age

52.8


Median Household Income

$42,727

3.37% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

1,539

1.65% growth

Median Property Value

$166,500

3.61% growth

About

In 2017, Adams County, ID had a population of 3.95k people with a median age of 52.8 and a median household income of $42,727. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Adams County, ID grew from 3,865 to 3,946, a 2.1% increase and its median household income grew from $41,335 to $42,727, a 3.37% increase.

The population of Adams County, ID is 92.7% White Alone, 3.32% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.93% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Adams County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Adams County, ID is $166,500, and the homeownership rate is 79.8%. Most people in Adams County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Adams County, ID employs 1.54k people. The largest industries in Adams County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people), Retail Trade (165 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (156 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,250), Finance & Insurance ($52,083), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,708).

Median household income in Adams County, ID is $42,727. Males in Adams 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 Adams County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,727

2017 value

± $4,646

3.37%

1 Year Growth

± 14%

Households in Adams County, ID have a median annual income of $42,727, 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 $41,335 in 2016, which represents a 3.37% 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 Adams 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 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, ID was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $44,907, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $39,858 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, ID (541 out of 3.92k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 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

    513 ± 99

  2. Two Or More

    20 ± 63

  3. Pacific Islander

    8 ± 62

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

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

1.54k

2017 Value

± 169

1.65%

1 Year growth

± 15.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, ID grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 1.51k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, ID, are Management Occupations (248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (189 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (137 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Adams County, ID, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (189 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (137 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.95 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.76 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Adams County, ID, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($52,250), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,250), and Protective Service Occupations ($50,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.54k

2017 Value

± 169

1.65%

1 Year growth

± 15.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Adams County, ID grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 1.51k employees to 1.54k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people), Retail Trade (165 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (156 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Adams 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 Adams County, ID, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people), Retail Trade (165 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (156 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Adams County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (11.9 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.04 times), and Construction (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Adams County, ID, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,250), Finance & Insurance ($52,083), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,708).

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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

84.2% of the population of Adams County, ID has health coverage, with 26.8% on employee plans, 9.7% on Medicaid, 20.3% on Medicare, 24.4% on non-group plans, and 3.11% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Adams County, ID see 1922 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.415% decrease from the previous year (1930 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1950 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1300 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

1,922 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Adams County, ID see an average of 1,922 patients per year. This represents a 0.415% decrease from the previous year (1,930 patients).

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

15.8%

Uninsured

26.8%

Employer Coverage

9.7%

Medicaid

20.3%

Medicare

24.4%

Non-Group

3.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, ID declined by 13.7% from 18.3% to 15.8%.

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

Adams County, ID is home to a population of 3.95k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Adams County, ID residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Adams County, ID is composed of 3.66k White Alone residents (92.7%), 131 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.32%), 76 Two or More Races residents (1.93%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.24%), 13 Black or African American Alone residents (0.329%), 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.329%), 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.203%), and 0 Asian Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

65

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Adams County, ID was 52.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Adams County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Adams County, ID residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

70 people

1.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

66 people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Adams County, ID residents (70 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 Adams County, ID was 1.71%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Adams County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, ID was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.66k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    131 ± 37.1

  3. Two or More Races

    76 ± 34.2

In 2017, there were 27.9 times more White Alone residents (3.66k people) in Adams County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 131 Hispanic or Latino and 76 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 Adams 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 Adams County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Adams 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

    209 ± 51

  2. Korea

    78 ± 37

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    73 ± 47

Adams County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, ID was $166,500 in 2017, which is 0.765 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,700 to $166,500, a 3.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, ID is 79.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Adams County, ID have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Adams 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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$42,727

Median Household Income

± $4,646

1.74k

Number of Households

± 174

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.74k households in Adams County, ID grew to $42,727 from the previous year's value of $41,335.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$166,500

2017 Median

± $14,092

$160,700

2016 Median

± $16,031

In 2017, the median property value in Adams County, ID grew to to $166,500 from the previous year's value of $160,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Adams 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 Adams County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.8% of the housing units in Adams County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, ID have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.44% of the workforce in Adams County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    10.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Adams County, ID was Drove Alone (69%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.1%) and those who Worked At Home (10.9%).

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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