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1.7% growth
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7.32% growth
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0.04% growth
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7.43% growth


The economy of Idaho employs 708,800 people. The economy of Idaho is specialized in Forestry except logging; Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing; and Ordnance, which employ respectively 9.92; 8.72; and 7.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Idaho are Restaurants & Food Services (42,838), Construction (42,761), and Elementary & secondary schools (39,666), and the highest paying industries are Water transportation ($109,004), Textile & fabric finishing & coating mills ($97,335), and Petroleum refining ($90,708).

Median household income in Idaho is $51,807. Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,964. The income inequality of Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Idaho. In Idaho the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 64 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,237. Nez Perce County, ID has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Idaho.


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Idaho is home to a population of 1.68M people, from which 96.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Idaho is composed of 1.39M White residents (82.3%), 207,248 Hispanic residents (12.3%), 32,696 Two+ residents (1.94%), 22,993 Asian residents (1.37%), and 21,522 Native residents (1.28%). The most common foreign languages in Idaho are Spanish (119,097 speakers), German (4,121 speakers), and Chinese (3,897 speakers), but compared to other places, Idaho has a relative high number of Other Native North American (2,193 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (2,379 speakers), and Other (737 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Idaho awarded 22,041 degrees. The student population of Idaho is skewed towards females, with 9,194 male students and 12,847 female students. Most students in Idaho are White (17,543 and 79.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,575 and 7.15%), Unknown (928 and 4.21%), and Two or more races (548 and 2.49%). The largest universities in Idaho by number of graduates are Brigham Young University-Idaho (5,134 and 23.3%), Boise State University (4,340 and 19.7%), and University of Idaho (2,862 and 13%). The most popular majors in Idaho are Registered Nursing (735 and 3.33%), General Business Administration & Management (624 and 2.83%), and General Psychology (549 and 2.49%). The median tuition costs in Idaho are $26,670 for private four year colleges, and $5,162 and $19,322 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Idaho is $189,400, which is 0.92 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $176,300 to $189,400, a 7.43% increase. The homeownership rate of Idaho is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Idaho have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Idaho is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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