Blaine County, ID

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Population

21,583

0.728% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$58,835

1.29% growth

Number of Employees

11,954

1.35% growth

Median Property Value

$390,300

1.43% growth

About

In 2017, Blaine County, ID had a population of 21.6k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $58,835. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Blaine County, ID grew from 21,427 to 21,583, a 0.728% increase and its median household income grew from $58,086 to $58,835, a 1.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.5%), White (Hispanic) (17.1%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.13%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.978%). N/A% of the people in Blaine County, ID speak a non-English language, and 90.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Blaine County, ID is $390,300, and the homeownership rate is 66.8%. Most people in Blaine County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Blaine County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Blaine County, ID employs 12k people. The largest industries in Blaine County, ID are Accommodation & Food Services (1,699 people), Retail Trade (1,412 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,204 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($101,080), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,714), and Information ($53,056).

Median household income in Blaine County, ID is $58,835. Males in Blaine 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 Blaine County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,835

2017 value

± $5,130

1.29%

1 Year Growth

± 13.8%

Households in Blaine County, ID have a median annual income of $58,835, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,086 in 2016, which represents a 1.29% 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.

This chart shows the gender-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

  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.

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 Blaine 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 9601

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9605

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blaine County, ID was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $62,750, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9605, with respective values of $61,331 and $58,152.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blaine County, ID (3.18k out of 21.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    2,997 ± 459

  2. Hispanic

    1,371 ± 303

  3. Other

    113 ± 140

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

12k

2017 Value

± 855

1.35%

1 Year growth

± 9.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blaine County, ID grew at a rate of 1.35%, from 11.8k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blaine County, ID, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,554 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,348 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,100 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blaine County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Blaine County, ID, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,554 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,348 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,100 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blaine County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.87 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.89 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Blaine County, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,404), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,966), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,339).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k

2017 Value

± 855

1.35%

1 Year growth

± 9.72%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Blaine County, ID grew at a rate of 1.35%, from 11.8k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blaine County, ID, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,699 people), Retail Trade (1,412 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blaine County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Blaine 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 Blaine County, ID, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (1,699 people), Retail Trade (1,412 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1,204 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Blaine County, ID has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.53 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.33 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Blaine County, ID, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($101,080), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,714), and Information ($53,056).

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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. $11.9B

  2. $5.23B

  3. $4.79B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.9B, followed by Electronics ($5.23B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.79B).

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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$60.8B

2020 Value

$82.2B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $60.8B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $6.86B

  2. $3.44B

  3. $2.28B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.86B, followed by California with $3.44B and Utah and $2.28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.8% of the population of Blaine County, ID has health coverage, with 37.8% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 20.5% on non-group plans, and 0.64% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, ID see 939 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.21% decrease from the previous year (1023 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1090 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 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

939 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, ID see an average of 939 patients per year. This represents a 8.21% decrease from the previous year (1,023 patients).

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

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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

16.2%

Uninsured

37.8%

Employer Coverage

11.5%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

20.5%

Non-Group

0.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blaine County, ID declined by 1.99% from 16.5% to 16.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Blaine 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%.

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Diversity

Blaine County, ID is home to a population of 21.6k people, from which 90.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 14.2% of Blaine County, ID residents were born outside of the country (3.06k people).

In 2017, there were 4.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Blaine County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.69k White (Hispanic) and 676 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Blaine County, ID was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Blaine County, ID are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Blaine County, ID residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.06k people

14.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.03k people

As of 2017, 14.2% of Blaine County, ID residents (3.06k 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 Blaine County, ID was 14.1%, 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

90.4%

2017 Citizenship

90.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.4% of Blaine County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Blaine County, ID was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, ID

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    16.5k ± 22

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.69k ± 444

  3. Some Other Race (Hispanic)

    676 ± 405

In 2017, there were 4.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.5k people) in Blaine County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.69k White (Hispanic) and 676 Some Other Race (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    488 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    246 ± 188

  3. World War II

    148 ± 90

Blaine County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blaine County, ID was $390,300 in 2017, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $384,800 to $390,300, a 1.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Blaine County, ID is 66.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Blaine County, ID have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Blaine County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$390,300

2017 Median

± $26,288

$384,800

2016 Median

± $20,194

In 2017, the median property value in Blaine County, ID grew to to $390,300 from the previous year's value of $384,800.

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

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Household Income

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$58,835

Median Household Income

± $5,130

8.27k

Number of Households

± 661

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.27k households in Blaine County, ID grew to $58,835 from the previous year's value of $58,086.

The following chart displays the households in Blaine 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Blaine County, ID distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Blaine County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.8%

2017 Homeownership

67.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.8% of the housing units in Blaine County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Blaine County, ID compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blaine County, ID have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Blaine County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.26%

  3. Carpooled

    7.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Blaine County, ID was Drove Alone (76.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.26%) and those who Carpooled (7.24%).

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 Blaine County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blaine County, ID have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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