Jerome County, ID

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Population

23,039

1.52% growth

Median Age

32.6


Median Household Income

$46,421

4.44% growth

Poverty Rate

16.3%


Number of Employees

10,195

4.83% growth

Median Property Value

$144,400

3.36% growth

About

In 2017, Jerome County, ID had a population of 23k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $46,421. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Jerome County, ID grew from 22,694 to 23,039, a 1.52% increase and its median household income grew from $44,447 to $46,421, a 4.44% increase.

The population of Jerome County, ID is 63.1% White Alone, 34.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.33% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Jerome County, ID speak a non-English language, and 87.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jerome County, ID are Academy di Firenze (8 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Jerome County, ID is $144,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.1%. Most people in Jerome County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jerome County, ID is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Jerome County, ID employs 10.2k people. The largest industries in Jerome County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,113 people), Manufacturing (1,613 people), and Retail Trade (1,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,673), Public Administration ($40,694), and Wholesale Trade ($39,844).

Median household income in Jerome County, ID is $46,421. Males in Jerome 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 Jerome County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,421

2017 value

± $3,057

4.44%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Jerome County, ID have a median annual income of $46,421, 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 $44,447 in 2016, which represents a 4.44% 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 Jerome 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 9705

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jerome County, ID was Census Tract 9705 with a value of $53,868, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $46,811 and $42,958.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jerome County, ID (3.69k out of 22.7k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    3,492 ± 411

  2. Hispanic

    1,745 ± 321

  3. Two Or More

    89 ± 114

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

10.2k

2017 Value

± 679

4.83%

1 Year growth

± 8.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jerome County, ID grew at a rate of 4.83%, from 9.73k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jerome County, ID, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,526 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,147 people), and Management Occupations (968 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jerome County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jerome County, ID, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,526 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,147 people), and Management Occupations (968 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jerome County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (22.2 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.43 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jerome County, ID, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,472), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($67,457), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,977).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.2k

2017 Value

± 679

4.83%

1 Year growth

± 8.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Jerome County, ID grew at a rate of 4.83%, from 9.73k employees to 10.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jerome County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,113 people), Manufacturing (1,613 people), and Retail Trade (1,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jerome County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Jerome 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 Jerome County, ID, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,113 people), Manufacturing (1,613 people), and Retail Trade (1,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jerome County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (17.5 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.58 times), and Manufacturing (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jerome County, ID, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,673), Public Administration ($40,694), and Wholesale Trade ($39,844).

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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

78.7% of the population of Jerome County, ID has health coverage, with 37.5% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Jerome County, ID see 2535 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (2535 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3285 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5748 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

2,535 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jerome County, ID see an average of 2,535 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (2,535 patients).

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

21.3%

Uninsured

37.5%

Employer Coverage

18.1%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jerome County, ID declined by 8.41% from 23.2% to 21.3%.

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

Jerome County, ID is home to a population of 23k people, from which 87.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.8% of Jerome County, ID residents were born outside of the country (3.63k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Jerome County, ID is composed of 14.5k White Alone residents (63.1%), 7.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.5%), 306 Two or More Races residents (1.33%), 94 Asian Alone residents (0.408%), 67 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.291%), 64 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.278%), 18 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0781%), and 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0304%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Jerome County, ID was 32.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Jerome County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Jerome County, ID residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.63k people

16.9%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.84k people

As of 2017, 15.8% of Jerome County, ID residents (3.63k 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 Jerome County, ID was 16.9%, 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

87.2%

2017 Citizenship

86.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.2% of Jerome County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Jerome County, ID was 86.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.5k ± 11

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    7.94k ± 357

  3. Two or More Races

    306 ± 85.9

In 2017, there were 1.83 times more White Alone residents (14.5k people) in Jerome County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.94k Hispanic or Latino and 306 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Jerome County, ID as a share of the total population.

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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 Jerome 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 Jerome County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Jerome 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

    447 ± 106

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    144 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    119 ± 64

Jerome County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Jerome County, ID awarded 8 degrees. The student population of Jerome County, ID is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 8 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jerome County, ID are White (7 and 87.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 12.5%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Jerome County, ID by number of degrees awarded are Academy di Firenze (8 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jerome County, ID are General Cosmetology (3 and 37.5%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (2 and 25%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (2 and 25%).

The median tuition costs in Jerome County, ID are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Jerome County, ID was Nail Specialist & Manicurist with 2 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Jerome County, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

8 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Jerome County, ID institution with the largest number of graduating students was Academy di Firenze with 8 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

8

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jerome County, ID, which is 0 times less than the 8 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Jerome County, ID were to White students. These 7 degrees mean that there were 7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jerome County, ID was $144,400 in 2017, which is 0.664 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,700 to $144,400, a 3.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Jerome County, ID is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jerome County, ID have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jerome 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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$46,421

Median Household Income

± $3,057

7.74k

Number of Households

± 549

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.74k households in Jerome County, ID grew to $46,421 from the previous year's value of $44,447.

The following chart displays the households in Jerome 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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Housing

Property Value

$144,400

2017 Median

± $8,611

$139,700

2016 Median

± $5,325

In 2017, the median property value in Jerome County, ID grew to to $144,400 from the previous year's value of $139,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jerome 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 Jerome County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.1% of the housing units in Jerome County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jerome County, ID have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.643% of the workforce in Jerome County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    14.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Jerome County, ID was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.1%) and those who Worked At Home (3.39%).

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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