Boise County, ID

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Population

6,968

1.12% growth

Poverty Rate

11.3%


Median Age

53.2


Median Household Income

$49,964

12% growth

Number of Employees

2,749

0.733% growth

Median Property Value

$185,100

1.7% decline

About

In 2017, Boise County, ID had a population of 6.97k people with a median age of 53.2 and a median household income of $49,964. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Boise County, ID grew from 6,891 to 6,968, a 1.12% increase and its median household income grew from $44,591 to $49,964, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boise County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.78%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.99%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.732%). N/A% of the people in Boise County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Boise County, ID is $185,100, and the homeownership rate is 82.9%. Most people in Boise County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Boise County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Boise County, ID employs 2.75k people. The largest industries in Boise County, ID are Manufacturing (316 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (301 people), and Educational Services (250 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,345), Public Administration ($81,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,083).

Median household income in Boise County, ID is $49,964. Males in Boise 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 Boise County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,964

2017 value

± $9,226

12%

1 Year Growth

± 22.4%

Households in Boise County, ID have a median annual income of $49,964, 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 $44,591 in 2016, which represents a 12% 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 Boise 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 9502

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boise County, ID was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $49,964, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boise County, ID (782 out of 6.93k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 65 - 74.

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

    719 ± 136

  2. Hispanic

    98 ± 78

  3. Two Or More

    29 ± 79

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

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

2.75k

2017 Value

± 293

0.733%

1 Year growth

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boise County, ID grew at a rate of 0.733%, from 2.73k employees to 2.75k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boise County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (395 people), Management Occupations (335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (275 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boise County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Boise County, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (395 people), Management Occupations (335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (275 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boise County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.36 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.15 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Boise County, ID, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($105,114), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($103,200), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($103,091).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.75k

2017 Value

± 293

0.733%

1 Year growth

± 14.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Boise County, ID grew at a rate of 0.733%, from 2.73k employees to 2.75k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boise County, ID, are Manufacturing (316 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (301 people), and Educational Services (250 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boise County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Boise 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 Boise County, ID, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (316 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (301 people), and Educational Services (250 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Boise County, ID has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.99 times higher than expected), Utilities (4.46 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Boise County, ID, by median earnings, are Utilities ($115,345), Public Administration ($81,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,083).

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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

89.5% of the population of Boise County, ID has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 22.2% on non-group plans, and 3.83% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Boise County, ID see 3529 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.43% increase from the previous year (3412 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3562 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

3,529 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Boise County, ID see an average of 3,529 patients per year. This represents a 3.43% increase from the previous year (3,412 patients).

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

10.5%

Uninsured

37.5%

Employer Coverage

10.9%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

22.2%

Non-Group

3.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boise County, ID declined by 15.6% from 12.4% to 10.5%.

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

Boise County, ID is home to a population of 6.97k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.92% of Boise County, ID residents were born outside of the country (134 people).

In 2017, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.39k people) in Boise County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 194 White (Hispanic) and 154 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

53

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Boise County, ID was 53.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 53, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Boise County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Boise County, ID residents was 53.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.92%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

134 people

2.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

161 people

As of 2017, 1.92% of Boise County, ID residents (134 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 Boise County, ID was 2.34%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Boise County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Boise County, ID was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boise County, ID

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.39k ± 17

  2. White (Hispanic)

    194 ± 53

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    154 ± 50.5

In 2017, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.39k people) in Boise County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 194 White (Hispanic) and 154 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    423 ± 104

  2. Korea

    117 ± 80

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    93 ± 59

Boise County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boise County, ID was $185,100 in 2017, which is 0.806 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $188,300 to $185,100, a 1.7% decrease. The homeownership rate in Boise County, ID is 82.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Boise County, ID have an average commute time of 34.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boise County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$185,100

2017 Median

± $18,819

$188,300

2016 Median

± $15,400

In 2017, the median property value in Boise County, ID declined from to $185,100 from the previous year's value of $188,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Boise 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 Boise 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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$49,964

Median Household Income

± $9,226

3k

Number of Households

± 301

In 2017, the median household income of the 3k households in Boise County, ID grew to $49,964 from the previous year's value of $44,591.

The following chart displays the households in Boise 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.9%

2017 Homeownership

81.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.9% of the housing units in Boise County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.3%.

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

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Commute Time

34.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boise County, ID have a longer commute time (34.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.84% of the workforce in Boise County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Boise County, ID was Drove Alone (68.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.8%) and those who Worked At Home (9.95%).

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

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