Blaine County, ID

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2022 Population
24,248
1.59% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.5
1.6% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.93%
30.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$81,794
14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$558,600
10.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Blaine County, ID had a population of 24.2k people with a median age of 44.5 and a median household income of $81,794. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blaine County, ID grew from 23,868 to 24,248, a 1.59% increase and its median household income grew from $71,749 to $81,794, a 14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.1%), White (Hispanic) (12.5%), Other (Hispanic) (7.09%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.65%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%).

None of the households in Blaine 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.

89.4% of the residents in Blaine County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Blaine County, ID was $558,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Blaine County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blaine County, ID was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Blaine County, ID is home to a population of 24.2k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 17% of Blaine County, ID residents were born outside of the country (4.12k people).

In 2022, there were 5.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.2k people) in Blaine County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.02k White (Hispanic) and 1.72k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89.4%
2022 Citizenship
89.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89.4% of Blaine County, ID residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blaine County, ID was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blaine County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.2k ± 384
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.02k ± 578
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.72k ± 694
23.5%
Hispanic Population
5.69k people

In 2022, there were 5.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.2k people) in Blaine County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.02k White (Hispanic) and 1.72k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.5% of the people in Blaine County, ID are hispanic (5.69k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.12k people
16.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.01k people

As of 2022, 17% of Blaine County, ID residents (4.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blaine County, ID was 16.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    461 ± 180
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    262 ± 153
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    144 ± 105

Blaine County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blaine County, ID employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Blaine County, ID are Construction (2,133 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,615 people), and Retail Trade (1,545 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($69,539), Public Administration ($57,564), and Wholesale Trade ($56,719).

Occupations

13.6k
2022 Value
± 1,141
5.4%
1 Year growth
± 11.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blaine County, ID grew at a rate of 5.4%, from 12.9k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blaine County, ID, are Management Occupations (1,640 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,591 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,530 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blaine County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.6k
2022 Value
± 1,141
5.4%
1 Year growth
± 11.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blaine County, ID grew at a rate of 5.4%, from 12.9k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blaine County, ID, are Construction (2,133 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,615 people), and Retail Trade (1,545 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blaine County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Blaine 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

$41,575
Median earning men ± $6,946
$35,241
Median earning women ± $2,842

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($91,915), Information ($75,538), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($63,877).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,607), Information ($67,344), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($47,075).

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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. 445
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 324
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 322
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blaine County, ID went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 67.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.3%), followed by Other (1.28%).

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 Blaine County, ID was $558,600 in 2022, which is 1.98 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $507,400 to $558,600, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Blaine County, ID is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blaine County, ID have an average commute time of 18.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blaine County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$558,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$93,060
$6,981
Median Property Taxes
±$797

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 Blaine County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Blaine County, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Blaine County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$81,794
Median Household Income
± $6,032
9.3k
Number of Households
± 893

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.3k households in Blaine County, ID grew to $81,794 from the previous year's value of $71,749.

The following chart displays the households in Blaine 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 Blaine 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 (70.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7.33%)

In 2022, 70.6% of workers in Blaine County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.5%) and those who carpooled to work (7.33%).

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

18.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blaine County, ID have a shorter commute time (18.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Blaine 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 Blaine County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Blaine County, ID have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blaine County, ID (1.67k out of 24.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 12 - 14.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blaine 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

87.7% of the population of Blaine County, ID has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 12.4% on Medicaid, 18.7% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, ID see 959 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.44% decrease from the previous year (983 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1233 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 478 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.4% were men and 47.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

959 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blaine County, ID

Primary care physicians in Blaine County, ID see an average of 959 patients per year. This represents a 2.44% decrease from the previous year (983 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Blaine 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 22.2% under 18 years, 16.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.4% were men and 47.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
12.4%
Medicaid
18.7%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blaine County, ID grew by 0.771% from 12.2% to 12.3%.

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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 Blaine 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 28.1% in Blaine County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19% in Blaine County, ID.

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