Custer County, ID

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Population

4,141

1.05% decline

Poverty Rate

18.9%


Median Age

53.4


Median Household Income

$37,976

3.85% decline

Number of Employees

1,722

0.749% decline

Median Property Value

$173,300

3.9% growth

About

In 2017, Custer County, ID had a population of 4.14k people with a median age of 53.4 and a median household income of $37,976. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Custer County, ID declined from 4,185 to 4,141, a -1.05% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,497 to $37,976, a -3.85% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Custer County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.92%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.918%). N/A% of the people in Custer County, ID speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Custer County, ID is $173,300, and the homeownership rate is 76.2%. Most people in Custer County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Custer 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 Custer County, ID employs 1.72k people. The largest industries in Custer County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (276 people), Retail Trade (213 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (174 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Utilities ($60,130), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,025).

Median household income in Custer County, ID is $37,976. Males in Custer 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 Custer County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,976

2017 value

± $6,917

-3.85%

1 Year Growth

± 20.4%

Households in Custer County, ID have a median annual income of $37,976, 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 $39,497 in 2016, which represents a -3.85% 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 Custer 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 9602

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Custer County, ID was Census Tract 9602 with a value of $37,976, 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 Custer County, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Custer County, ID (773 out of 4.1k 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 Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    747 ± 156

  2. Two Or More

    19 ± 67

  3. Other

    7 ± 61

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

1.72k

2017 Value

± 245

-0.749%

1 Year decline

± 20.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Custer County, ID declined at a rate of -0.749%, from 1.74k employees to 1.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Custer County, ID, are Management Occupations (211 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (194 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (191 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Custer County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Custer County, ID, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (211 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (194 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (191 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Custer County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (15.3 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (4.07 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Custer County, ID, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($75,625), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($73,594), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,705).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.72k

2017 Value

± 245

-0.749%

1 Year decline

± 20.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Custer County, ID declined at a rate of -0.749%, from 1.74k employees to 1.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Custer County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (276 people), Retail Trade (213 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (174 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Custer County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Custer 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 Custer County, ID, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (276 people), Retail Trade (213 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (174 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Custer County, ID has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (14.2 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.5 times), and Utilities (8.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Custer County, ID, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,250), Utilities ($60,130), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,025).

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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

86.5% of the population of Custer County, ID has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 9.4% on Medicaid, 22.6% on Medicare, 16.3% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Custer County, ID see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2048 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Custer County, ID see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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

13.5%

Uninsured

36.6%

Employer Coverage

9.4%

Medicaid

22.6%

Medicare

16.3%

Non-Group

1.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Custer County, ID declined by 2.09% from 13.8% to 13.5%.

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

Custer County, ID is home to a population of 4.14k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.06% of Custer County, ID residents were born outside of the country (44 people).

In 2017, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.82k people) in Custer County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 121 White (Hispanic) and 113 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

54

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Custer County, ID was 53.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 54, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Custer County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Custer County, ID residents was 52.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

44 people

1.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

71 people

As of 2017, 1.06% of Custer County, ID residents (44 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 Custer County, ID was 1.7%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Custer County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Custer County, ID was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Custer County, ID

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    3.82k ± 94

  2. White (Hispanic)

    121 ± 66

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    113 ± 61.2

In 2017, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.82k people) in Custer County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 121 White (Hispanic) and 113 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 Custer County, ID as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    179 ± 75

  2. World War II

    116 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    39 ± 31

Custer County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Custer County, ID was $173,300 in 2017, which is 0.754 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $166,800 to $173,300, a 3.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Custer County, ID is 76.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Custer County, ID have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Custer County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$173,300

2017 Median

± $23,389

$166,800

2016 Median

± $12,027

In 2017, the median property value in Custer County, ID grew to to $173,300 from the previous year's value of $166,800.

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

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Household Income

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$37,976

Median Household Income

± $6,917

1.85k

Number of Households

± 263

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.85k households in Custer County, ID declined from $37,976 from the previous year's value of $39,497.

The following chart displays the households in Custer 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

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.2% of the housing units in Custer County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

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

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Custer County, ID have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.36% of the workforce in Custer County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67%

  2. Walked

    11.3%

  3. Carpooled

    11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Custer County, ID was Drove Alone (67%), followed by those who Walked (11.3%) and those who Carpooled (11%).

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

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