Moscow, ID

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
39,872
1.03% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.3
0.664% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
13.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,258
9.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$309,300
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,344
2.98% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Moscow, ID had a population of 39.9k people with a median age of 30.3 and a median household income of $62,258. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Moscow, ID grew from 39,464 to 39,872, a 1.03% increase and its median household income grew from $56,673 to $62,258, a 9.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Moscow, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.39%), White (Hispanic) (3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.22%).

None of the households in Moscow, ID reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.4% of the residents in Moscow, ID are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Moscow, ID are University of Idaho (2,661 degrees awarded in 2022) and New Saint Andrews College (48 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Moscow, ID was $309,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.9%.

Most people in Moscow, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Moscow, ID was 2 cars per household.

Moscow, ID borders Lewiston, ID-WA and Pullman, WA.

Population & Diversity

Moscow, ID is home to a population of 39.9k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.4% of Moscow, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.75k people).

In 2022, there were 19.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.6k people) in Moscow, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.75k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Moscow, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Moscow, ID was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Moscow, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.6k ± 367
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.75k ± 425
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.2k ± 205
4.62%
Hispanic Population
1.84k people

In 2022, there were 19.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.6k people) in Moscow, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.75k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.62% of the people in Moscow, ID are hispanic (1.84k people).

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

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Idaho.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,631 ± 5,603 people
  2. Canada
    5,916 ± 1,885 people
  3. Philippines
    2,755 ± 1,288 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 53,631 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,916 and Philippines with 2,755.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.75k people
4.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people

As of 2022, 4.4% of Moscow, ID residents (1.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Moscow, ID was 4.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    750 ± 110
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    629 ± 184
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    326 ± 114

Moscow, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Moscow, ID employs 19.3k people. The largest industries in Moscow, ID are Educational Services (4,725 people), Retail Trade (2,216 people), and Manufacturing (1,778 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,000), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,750), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,950).

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,089. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

19.3k
2022 Value
± 1,029
−2.98%
1 Year decline
± 7.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Moscow, ID declined at a rate of −2.98%, from 19.9k employees to 19.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Moscow, ID, are Management Occupations (2,176 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,154 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,898 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Moscow, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.3k
2022 Value
± 1,029
−2.98%
1 Year decline
± 7.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Moscow, ID declined at a rate of −2.98%, from 19.9k employees to 19.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Moscow, ID, are Educational Services (4,725 people), Retail Trade (2,216 people), and Manufacturing (1,778 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Moscow, ID, though some of these residents may live in Moscow, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,958
Median earning men ± $2,736
$28,552
Median earning women ± $2,822

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,893), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,477), and Public Administration ($56,471).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,357), Construction ($58,750), and Public Administration ($53,163).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.01%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 836k people employed in Idaho. This represents a 3.01% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.06%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 362
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 215
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 170
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Idaho went to Donald J. Trump with 63.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.89%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Moscow, ID awarded 2,709 degrees. The student population of Moscow, ID in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,812 male students and 5,989 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Moscow, ID are White (2,038 and 79.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (220 and 8.62%), Two or More Races (109 and 4.27%), and Asian (54 and 2.12%).

The largest universities in Moscow, ID by number of degrees awarded are University of Idaho (2,661 and 98.2%) and New Saint Andrews College (48 and 1.77%).

The most popular majors in Moscow, ID are Law (174 and 6.42%), General Psychology (147 and 5.43%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (90 and 3.32%).

The median tuition costs in Moscow, ID are $14,500 for private four year colleges, and $6,182 and $25,418 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Moscow, ID, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,801 (49.3% men and 50.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,801 students enrolled in Moscow, ID, 49.3% men and 50.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,602 records, of which 50.8% were women and 49.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 134 degrees awarded
  2. 90 degrees awarded
  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Moscow, ID was General Psychology with 134 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Moscow, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,661 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Idaho with 2,661 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,297 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Moscow, ID, which is 0.919 times less than the 1,412 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,038 degrees mean that there were 9.26 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 220 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($14,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,214) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.722% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.698% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (392k), Some college (372k), and Bachelors Degree (254k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Moscow, ID was $309,300 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $261,500 to $309,300, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Moscow, ID is 59.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Moscow, ID have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Moscow, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Moscow, ID is $62,258. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Moscow, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $88,906, followed by Ada County, ID and Blaine County, ID, with respective values of $83,881 and $81,794.

Property

$309,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,361
$9,545
Median Property Taxes
±$574

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Moscow, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.9% of the housing units in Moscow, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Moscow, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $88,906, followed by Ada County, ID and Blaine County, ID, with respective values of $83,881 and $81,794.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,258
Median Household Income
± $3,753
15.9k
Number of Households
± 887

In 2022, the median household income of the 15.9k households in Moscow, ID grew to $62,258 from the previous year's value of $56,673.

The following chart displays the households in Moscow, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Moscow, ID is from Idaho.
0.473
2022 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2022, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.111% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.2%)
  2. Walked (14.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.5%)

In 2022, 65.2% of workers in Moscow, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (14.1%) and those who worked at home (9.5%).

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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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Moscow, ID have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.89% of the workforce in Moscow, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Moscow, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Moscow, ID have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Moscow, ID (4.75k out of 34k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Moscow, 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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Health

93% of the population of Moscow, ID has health coverage, with 54.4% on employee plans, 7.61% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Idaho see 1517 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1511 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 435 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,517 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Idaho

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,517 patients per year. This represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1,528 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Idaho in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 33% between 18 and 34 years, 30% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.99%
Uninsured
54.4%
Employer Coverage
7.61%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
1.56%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Moscow, ID declined by 7.03% from 7.52% to 6.99%.

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