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Gem County, Idaho

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Gem County, Idaho
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,634
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,634
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 16,719
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 5.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,719
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.9%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,867
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 3.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 7,407
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 74.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $148,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,068
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $349
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $740
Building permits, 2018 95
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 6,404
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 8.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 85.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 16.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 13.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 50.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 45.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 46,016
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 93,569
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,612
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 29.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $42,888
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,041
Persons in poverty, percent
13.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 359
Total employment, 2016 2,519
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 71,494
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,320
All firms, 2012 1,274
Men-owned firms, 2012 588
Women-owned firms, 2012 443
Minority-owned firms, 2012 67
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,119
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 149
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 995
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 29.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 560.90
FIPS Code 16045
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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