Owyhee County, ID

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Population

11,384

0.247% growth

Median Age

38.6


Median Household Income

$36,092

3.76% growth

Poverty Rate

23.3%


Number of Employees

4,687

4.53% growth

Median Property Value

$125,700

4.32% growth

About

In 2017, Owyhee County, ID had a population of 11.4k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $36,092. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Owyhee County, ID grew from 11,356 to 11,384, a 0.247% increase and its median household income grew from $34,785 to $36,092, a 3.76% increase.

The population of Owyhee County, ID is 68.2% White Alone, 26.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.07% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Owyhee County, ID speak a non-English language, and 91.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Owyhee County, ID is $125,700, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in Owyhee County, ID commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Owyhee County, ID is 3 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Owyhee County, ID employs 4.69k people. The largest industries in Owyhee County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,345 people), Manufacturing (570 people), and Retail Trade (449 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($60,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,438), and Utilities ($46,429).

Median household income in Owyhee County, ID is $36,092. Males in Owyhee 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 Owyhee County, ID (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,092

2017 value

± $2,078

3.76%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Owyhee County, ID have a median annual income of $36,092, 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 $34,785 in 2016, which represents a 3.76% 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 Owyhee 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 9501.02

  2. Census Tract 9501.01

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Owyhee County, ID was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $40,451, followed by Census Tract 9501.01 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $37,024 and $34,400.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Owyhee 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

23.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Owyhee County, ID (2.62k out of 11.2k 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 Males 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,918 ± 245

  2. Hispanic

    1,421 ± 211

  3. Other

    424 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Owyhee County, 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

4.69k

2017 Value

± 349

4.53%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Owyhee County, ID grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 4.48k employees to 4.69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Owyhee County, ID, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (758 people), Management Occupations (566 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (518 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Owyhee County, ID.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Owyhee County, ID, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (758 people), Management Occupations (566 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (518 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Owyhee County, ID has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (23.9 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.55 times), and Production Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Owyhee County, ID, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,111), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($43,750), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($43,021).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.69k

2017 Value

± 349

4.53%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Owyhee County, ID grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 4.48k employees to 4.69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Owyhee County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,345 people), Manufacturing (570 people), and Retail Trade (449 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Owyhee County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Owyhee 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 Owyhee County, ID, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,345 people), Manufacturing (570 people), and Retail Trade (449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Owyhee County, ID has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (24.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.41 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Owyhee County, ID, by median earnings, are Information ($60,625), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,438), and Utilities ($46,429).

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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

73.9% of the population of Owyhee County, ID has health coverage, with 29.5% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Owyhee County, ID see 11310 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.379% decrease from the previous year (11353 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3796 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3796 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

11,310 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Owyhee County, ID see an average of 11,310 patients per year. This represents a 0.379% decrease from the previous year (11,353 patients).

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

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

26.1%

Uninsured

29.5%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

14%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Owyhee County, ID declined by 0.0182% from 26.1% to 26.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Owyhee County, ID changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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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

Owyhee County, ID is home to a population of 11.4k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Owyhee County, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Owyhee County, ID is composed of 7.76k White Alone residents (68.2%), 3.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.6%), 349 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.07%), 215 Two or More Races residents (1.89%), 21 Asian Alone residents (0.184%), 16 Black or African American Alone residents (0.141%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Owyhee County, ID was 38.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Owyhee County, ID are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Owyhee County, ID residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.2k people

10.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.15k people

As of 2017, 10.5% of Owyhee County, ID residents (1.2k 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 Owyhee County, ID was 10.1%, 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

91.5%

2017 Citizenship

91.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.5% of Owyhee County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Owyhee County, ID was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.76k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.02k ± 345

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    349 ± 86

In 2017, there were 2.57 times more White Alone residents (7.76k people) in Owyhee County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.02k Hispanic or Latino and 349 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Owyhee 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 Owyhee 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 Owyhee County, ID was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Owyhee 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

    340 ± 81

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    103 ± 48

  3. Korea

    49 ± 35

Owyhee County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Owyhee County, ID was $125,700 in 2017, which is 0.578 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,500 to $125,700, a 4.32% increase. The homeownership rate in Owyhee County, ID is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Owyhee County, ID have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Owyhee County, ID is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,092

Median Household Income

± $2,078

4.19k

Number of Households

± 321

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.19k households in Owyhee County, ID grew to $36,092 from the previous year's value of $34,785.

The following chart displays the households in Owyhee 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$125,700

2017 Median

± $10,692

$120,500

2016 Median

± $9,558

In 2017, the median property value in Owyhee County, ID grew to to $125,700 from the previous year's value of $120,500.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2017 Homeownership

66.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.4% of the housing units in Owyhee County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Owyhee County, ID have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Owyhee County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.8%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.95%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Owyhee County, ID was Drove Alone (72.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.7%) and those who Worked At Home (7.95%).

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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