Mountain Home, ID

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Population

26,232

0.494% growth

Poverty Rate

14.9%


Median Age

31.4


Median Household Income

$45,154

1.6% growth

Number of Employees

9,732

2.21% decline

Median Property Value

$145,200

5.37% growth

About

In 2017, Mountain Home, ID had a population of 26.2k people with a median age of 31.4 and a median household income of $45,154. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Mountain Home, ID grew from 26,103 to 26,232, a 0.494% increase and its median household income grew from $44,444 to $45,154, a 1.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mountain Home, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.3%), White (Hispanic) (13.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.11%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.86%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.61%). N/A% of the people in Mountain Home, ID speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Mountain Home, ID is $145,200, and the homeownership rate is 57.9%. Most people in Mountain Home, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountain Home, ID is 2 cars per household.

Mountain Home, ID borders Boise City, ID, Hailey, ID, and Twin Falls, ID.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Mountain Home, ID employs 9.73k people. The largest industries in Mountain Home, ID are Public Administration (1,481 people), Manufacturing (1,156 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,047 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($72,857), Utilities ($55,536), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,156).

Median household income in Mountain Home, ID is $45,154. Males in Mountain Home, 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 Mountain Home, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,154

2017 value

± $2,005

1.6%

1 Year Growth

± 6.48%

Households in Mountain Home, ID have a median annual income of $45,154, 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 $44,444 in 2016, which represents a 1.6% 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 Mountain Home, 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)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountain Home, ID was Ada County, ID with a value of $66,405, followed by Bonneville County, ID and Kootenai County, ID, with respective values of $58,729 and $55,236.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountain Home, ID (3.78k out of 25.4k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    3,150 ± 370

  2. Hispanic

    1,073 ± 229

  3. Other

    215 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mountain Home, ID is White, followed by Hispanic 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

9.73k

2017 Value

± 710

-2.21%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountain Home, ID declined at a rate of -2.21%, from 9.95k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountain Home, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,264 people), Management Occupations (888 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (733 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mountain Home, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Mountain Home, ID, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,264 people), Management Occupations (888 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (733 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Mountain Home, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.7 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.34 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Mountain Home, ID, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,018), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($53,125), and Management Occupations ($50,437).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.73k

2017 Value

± 710

-2.21%

1 Year decline

± 10.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Mountain Home, ID declined at a rate of -2.21%, from 9.95k employees to 9.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountain Home, ID, are Public Administration (1,481 people), Manufacturing (1,156 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,047 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mountain Home, ID, though some of these residents may live in Mountain Home, 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 Mountain Home, ID, by number of employees, are Public Administration (1,481 people), Manufacturing (1,156 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,047 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Mountain Home, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.3 times higher than expected), Public Administration (3.26 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Mountain Home, ID, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($72,857), Utilities ($55,536), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,156).

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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

86.1% of the population of Mountain Home, ID has health coverage, with 24.3% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 6.18% on Medicare, 24.5% on non-group plans, and 17.7% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Mountain Home, ID see 1555 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1560 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 523 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

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1,555 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,555 patients per year. This represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1,560 patients).

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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

13.9%

Uninsured

24.3%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

6.18%

Medicare

24.5%

Non-Group

17.7%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountain Home, ID grew by 6.21% from 13.1% to 13.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mountain Home, 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

Mountain Home, ID is home to a population of 26.2k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.96% of Mountain Home, ID residents were born outside of the country (2.61k people).

In 2017, there were 5.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Mountain Home, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.53k White (Hispanic) and 815 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Mountain Home, ID was 31.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Mountain Home, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Mountain Home, ID residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.61k people

9.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.54k people

As of 2017, 9.96% of Mountain Home, ID residents (2.61k 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 Mountain Home, ID was 9.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Mountain Home, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Mountain Home, ID was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mountain Home, ID

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    19.2k ± 22

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.53k ± 248

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    815 ± 89

In 2017, there were 5.45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.2k people) in Mountain Home, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.53k White (Hispanic) and 815 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,051 ± 355

  2. Vietnam

    889 ± 169

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    659 ± 179

Mountain Home, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountain Home, ID was $145,200 in 2017, which is 0.632 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,800 to $145,200, a 5.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Mountain Home, ID is 57.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Mountain Home, ID have an average commute time of 16.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Mountain Home, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$145,200

2017 Median

± $8,576

$137,800

2016 Median

± $8,791

In 2017, the median property value in Mountain Home, ID grew to to $145,200 from the previous year's value of $137,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Mountain Home, 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 Mountain Home, ID the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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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.

$45,154

Median Household Income

± $2,005

10.1k

Number of Households

± 678

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Mountain Home, ID grew to $45,154 from the previous year's value of $44,444.

The following chart displays the households in Mountain Home, 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 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.9%

2017 Homeownership

57.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.9% of the housing units in Mountain Home, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.5%.

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

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Commute Time

16.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountain Home, ID have a shorter commute time (16.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Mountain Home, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.85%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Mountain Home, ID was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.85%) and those who Worked At Home (4.25%).

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

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