Lemhi County, ID

County

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Population
7,798
0.554% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
Median Age
52.3

Poverty Rate
13.1%

Median Household Income
$37,921
5.25% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$171,000
1.38% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
3,212
3.31% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lemhi County, ID had a population of 7.8k people with a median age of 52.3 and a median household income of $37,921. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lemhi County, ID grew from 7,755 to 7,798, a 0.554% increase and its median household income grew from $36,031 to $37,921, a 5.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lemhi County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.03%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.577%). NaNk% of the people in Lemhi County, ID speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lemhi County, ID is $171,000, and the homeownership rate is 75.4%. Most people in Lemhi County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lemhi County, ID is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Lemhi County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 73.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.9%), followed by Other (8.59%). The most partisan county was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Lemhi County, ID
73.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Idaho
  1. 78.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 75.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Idaho was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Idaho colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Lemhi County, ID is home to a population of 7.8k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.05% of Lemhi County, ID residents were born outside of the country (238 people).

In 2018, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.27k people) in Lemhi County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 242 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 125 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lemhi County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.27k ± 20
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    242 ± 22
  3. White (Hispanic)
    125 ± 72
3.35%
Hispanic Population
261 people

In 2018, there were 30 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.27k people) in Lemhi County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 242 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 125 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.35% of the people in Lemhi County, ID are hispanic (261 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.05%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
238 people
3.03%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
235 people

As of 2018, 3.05% of Lemhi County, ID residents (238 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lemhi County, ID was 3.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
65
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lemhi County, ID was 52.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 65. But people in Lemhi County, ID are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Lemhi County, ID residents was 53.

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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

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Lemhi County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lemhi County, ID was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    432 ± 119
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    102 ± 61
  3. Korea
    76 ± 43

Lemhi County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Lemhi County, ID is $37,921. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lemhi County, ID was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $51,090, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $44,524 and $33,229.

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,730. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Lemhi County, ID employs 3.21k people. The largest industries in Lemhi County, ID are Retail Trade (527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (420 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (333 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,224), Utilities ($57,875), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,093).

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,921
2018 value
± $4,471
5.25%
1 Year Growth
± 12.1%

Households in Lemhi County, ID have a median annual income of $37,921, 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 $36,031 in 2017, which represents a 5.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$54,622
Average Male Salary in Idaho
± $2,243
$37,730
Average Female Salary in Idaho
± $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 in Idaho
  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 in Idaho.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lemhi County, ID is from Idaho.
0.464
2017 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Idaho

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 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 9701
  2. Census Tract 9703
  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lemhi County, ID was Census Tract 9701 with a value of $51,090, followed by Census Tract 9703 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $44,524 and $33,229.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lemhi County, ID (1k out of 7.67k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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
    861 ± 156
  2. Two Or More
    142 ± 112
  3. Hispanic
    46 ± 83

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

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

3.21k
2018 Value
± 333
3.31%
1 Year growth
± 14.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lemhi County, ID grew at a rate of 3.31%, from 3.11k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lemhi County, ID, are Sales & Related Occupations (440 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), and Management Occupations (306 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (440 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (358 people), and Management Occupations (306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lemhi County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.38 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (6.07 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lemhi County, ID, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($65,781), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($51,750), and Protective Service Occupations ($51,607).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.21k
2018 Value
± 333
3.31%
1 Year growth
± 14.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lemhi County, ID grew at a rate of 3.31%, from 3.11k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lemhi County, ID, are Retail Trade (527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (420 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (333 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lemhi County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Lemhi 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 Lemhi County, ID, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (527 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (420 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (333 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lemhi County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.61 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.13 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lemhi County, ID, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,224), Utilities ($57,875), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,093).

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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 in Idaho
$82.2B
Projected 2045 Value in Idaho
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lemhi County, ID was $171,000 in 2018, which is 0.744 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $171,000, a 1.38% decrease. The homeownership rate in Lemhi County, ID is 75.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lemhi County, ID have an average commute time of 14.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lemhi County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$171,000
2018 Median
± $11,979
$173,400
2017 Median
± $11,358

In 2018, the median property value in Lemhi County, ID declined from to $171,000 from the previous year's value of $173,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lemhi 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 Lemhi County, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$37,921
Median Household Income
± $4,471
3.55k
Number of Households
± 361

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.55k households in Lemhi County, ID grew to $37,921 from the previous year's value of $36,031.

The following chart displays the households in Lemhi 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
2018 Homeownership
70.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.4% of the housing units in Lemhi County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lemhi County, ID have a shorter commute time (14.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Lemhi County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    71.8%
  2. Carpooled
    12%
  3. Worked At Home
    7.64%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lemhi County, ID was Drove Alone (71.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12%) and those who Worked At Home (7.64%).

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Lemhi County, ID has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 21.5% on Medicare, 19.7% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lemhi County, ID see 1934 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.9% decrease from the previous year (2575 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1931 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 772 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

1,934 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lemhi County, ID

Primary care physicians in Lemhi County, ID see an average of 1,934 patients per year. This represents a 24.9% decrease from the previous year (2,575 patients).

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

12.5%
Uninsured
31.4%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
21.5%
Medicare
19.7%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lemhi County, ID declined by 12.7% from 14.4% to 12.5%.

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