Owyhee County, ID

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2022 Population
12,043
1.93% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
2.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.1%
13.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,440
6.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,200
24.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Owyhee County, ID had a population of 12k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $58,440. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Owyhee County, ID grew from 11,815 to 12,043, a 1.93% increase and its median household income grew from $54,669 to $58,440, a 6.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Owyhee County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.4%), Other (Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.28%), White (Hispanic) (5.75%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.06%).

None of the households in Owyhee County, 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.

93.4% of the residents in Owyhee County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Owyhee County, ID was $247,200, and the homeownership rate was 71.1%.

Most people in Owyhee County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Owyhee County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Owyhee County, ID is home to a population of 12k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.88% of Owyhee County, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.07k people).

In 2022, there were 5.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.24k people) in Owyhee County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Other (Hispanic) and 877 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
93.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Owyhee County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Owyhee County, ID was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Owyhee County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.24k ± 48
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 348
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    877 ± 274
25.8%
Hispanic Population
3.11k people

In 2022, there were 5.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.24k people) in Owyhee County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k Other (Hispanic) and 877 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.8% of the people in Owyhee County, ID are hispanic (3.11k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

8.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.07k people
8.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.04k people

As of 2022, 8.88% of Owyhee County, ID residents (1.07k 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 Owyhee County, ID was 8.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    266 ± 69
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    217 ± 87
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    72 ± 39

Owyhee County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Owyhee County, ID employs 5.33k people. The largest industries in Owyhee County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,039 people), Construction (605 people), and Retail Trade (598 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($53,900), Construction ($53,496), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,000).

Occupations

5.33k
2022 Value
± 446
2.54%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Owyhee County, ID grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 5.2k employees to 5.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Owyhee County, ID, are Management Occupations (712 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (689 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (551 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Owyhee County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.33k
2022 Value
± 446
2.54%
1 Year growth
± 12.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Owyhee County, ID grew at a rate of 2.54%, from 5.2k employees to 5.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Owyhee County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,039 people), Construction (605 people), and Retail Trade (598 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,242
Median earning men ± $4,530
$23,399
Median earning women ± $3,851

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($68,295), Other Services Except Public Administration ($59,773), and Public Administration ($58,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($46,103), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,236), and Public Administration ($33,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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. 57
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 38
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 37
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Owyhee County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 80.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.2%).

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.

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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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Owyhee County, ID was $247,200 in 2022, which is 0.877 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $199,000 to $247,200, a 24.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Owyhee County, ID is 71.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Owyhee County, ID have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Owyhee County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Owyhee County, ID is $58,440. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Owyhee County, ID was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $59,563, followed by Census Tract 9501.01 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $59,464 and $56,429.

Property

$247,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,174
$3,005
Median Property Taxes
±$295

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 Owyhee County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.1%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.1% of the housing units in Owyhee County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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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 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Owyhee County, ID was Census Tract 9501.02 with a value of $59,563, followed by Census Tract 9501.01 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $59,464 and $56,429.

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

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Household Income

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$58,440
Median Household Income
± $4,003
4.23k
Number of Households
± 360

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.23k households in Owyhee County, ID grew to $58,440 from the previous year's value of $54,669.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Owyhee County, 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 (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.74%)

In 2022, 74.5% of workers in Owyhee County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (9.74%).

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

26.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Owyhee County, ID have a shorter commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Owyhee County, 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 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 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Owyhee County, ID (1.56k out of 11.9k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

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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Health

79.5% of the population of Owyhee County, ID has health coverage, with 27.4% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Owyhee County, ID see 11823 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (11693 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3033 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4044 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

11,823 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Owyhee County, ID

Primary care physicians in Owyhee County, ID see an average of 11,823 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (11,693 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

20.5%
Uninsured
27.4%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
17.6%
Non-Group
2.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Owyhee County, ID declined by 4.33% from 21.5% to 20.5%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Owyhee County, ID.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.6% in Owyhee County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 23.1% in Owyhee County, ID.

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