Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Idaho

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Idaho total population increased from 1,293,953 (2000) to 1,584,985 (2011) -- a change of 291,032 ( 22.49%). The median age increased from 33.2 (2000) to 35.0 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 271,387 (2000) to 309,167 (2011) -- a change of 37,780 ( 13.92%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,293,953 100.0 1,584,985 100.0 291,032 22.5
  Male 648,660 50.1 794,914 50.2 146,254 22.5
  Female 645,293 49.9 790,071 49.8 144,778 22.4
  Under 5 years 97,643 7.5 118,486 7.5 20,843 21.3
  5 to 9 years 100,756 7.8 122,811 7.7 22,055 21.9
  10 to 14 years 104,608 8.1 119,276 7.5 14,668 14.0
  15 to 19 years 110,858 8.6 115,152 7.3 4,294 3.9
  20 to 24 years 93,994 7.3 110,800 7.0 16,806 17.9
  25 to 34 years 169,433 13.1 206,376 13.0 36,943 21.8
  35 to 44 years 192,968 14.9 195,100 12.3 2,132 1.1
  45 to 54 years 170,248 13.2 204,758 12.9 34,510 20.3
  55 to 59 years 60,024 4.6 101,893 6.4 41,869 69.8
  60 to 64 years 47,505 3.7 86,047 5.4 38,542 81.1
  65 to 74 years 75,970 5.9 116,951 7.4 40,981 53.9
  75 to 84 years 51,889 4.0 63,339 4.0 11,450 22.1
  85 years and over 18,057 1.4 23,996 1.5 5,939 32.9
  Median age 33.2... 35.0... 1.8 5.4

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 462,4684.059,3043.8
  5- 961,8873.959,3083.8
  10-1460,1043.856,8513.6
  15-1958,9363.856,4233.6
  20-2454,7823.553,4273.4
  25-2954,8183.551,9163.3
  30-3452,2063.350,0253.2
  35-3949,1493.147,6963.0
  40-4447,9483.146,8163.0
  45-4951,5463.352,0143.3
  50-5452,0063.352,9713.4
  55-5948,0953.148,9023.1
  60-6441,5422.741,7742.7
  65-6931,1482.032,2802.1
  70-7422,6481.423,4581.5
  75-7915,9601.018,3181.2
  80-8411,0730.714,5410.9
  85+ 9,0080.616,2341.0

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 11,889 (2000) to 20,913 (2011) -- a change of 9,024 ( 75.90%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 2,847 (2000) to 2,647 (2011) -- a change of -200 ( -7.02%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 1,293,953 100.0 1,584,985 100.0 291,032 22.5
One Race 1,268,344 98.0 1,545,525 97.5 277,181 21.9
  White 1,177,304 91.0 1,465,484 92.5 288,180 24.5
  Black or African American 5,456 0.4 8,392 0.5 2,936 53.8
  American Indian and Alaska Native 17,645 1.4 20,511 1.3 2,866 16.2
  Asian 11,889 0.9 20,913 1.3 9,024 75.9
    Asian Indian 1,289 0.1 2,557 0.2 1,268 98.4
    Chinese 2,224 0.2 6,416 0.4 4,192 188.5
    Filipino 1,614 0.1 1,457 0.1 -157 -9.7
    Japanese 2,642 0.2 3,615 0.2 973 36.8
    Korean 1,250 0.1 3,247 0.2 1,997 159.8
    Vietnamese 1,323 0.1 341 0.0 -982 -74.2
    Other Asian 1,547 0.1 3,280 0.2 1,733 112.0
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,308 0.1 1,287 0.1 -21 -1.6
    Native Hawaiian 391 0.0 -1 0.0 -392 -100.3
    Guamanian or Chamorro 254 0.0 -1 0.0 -255 -100.4
    Samoan 249 0.0 -1 0.0 -250 -100.4
    Other Pacific Islander 414 0.0 -1 0.0 -415 -100.2
  Some other race 54,742 4.2 28,938 1.8 -25,804 -47.1
Two or more races 25,609 2.0 39,460 2.5 13,851 54.1
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 1,201,113 92.8 1,503,412 94.9 302,299 25.2
  Black or African American 8,127 0.6 17,611 1.1 9,484 116.7
  American Indian and Alaska Native 27,237 2.1 36,962 2.3 9,725 35.7
  Asian 17,390 1.3 31,722 2.0 14,332 82.4
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 2,847 0.2 2,647 0.2 -200 -7.0
  Some other race 64,389 5.0 34,452 2.2 -29,937 -46.5
Hispanic 101,690 7.9 181,740 11.5 80,050 78.7

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 469,645 (2000) to 580,193 (2011) -- a change of 110,548 ( 23.54%). The number of families increased from 335,588 (2000) to 398,682 (2011) -- a change of 63,094 ( 18.80%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 469,645 100.0 580,193 100.0 110,548 23.5
  Family households (families) 335,588 71.5 398,682 68.7 63,094 18.8
    Married-couple family 276,511 58.9 319,270 55.0 42,759 15.5
  Nonfamily households 134,057 28.5 181,511 31.3 47,454 35.4
    Householder living alone 105,175 22.4 144,079 24.8 38,904 37.0
      Householder 65 years and over 38,789 8.3 51,299 8.8 12,510 32.3

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 224,322 (2000) to 275,033 (2011) -- a change of 50,711 ( 22.61%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 787,505 100.0 998,460 100.0 210,955 26.8
  Less than 9th grade 41,039 5.2 45,008 4.5 3,969 9.7
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 79,322 10.1 68,691 6.9 -10,631 -13.4
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 224,322 28.5 275,033 27.5 50,711 22.6
  Some college, no degree 215,204 27.3 268,684 26.9 53,480 24.9
  Associate's degree 57,003 7.2 88,949 8.9 31,946 56.0
  Bachelor's degree 116,901 14.8 174,646 17.5 57,745 49.4
  Graduate or professional degree 53,714 6.8 77,449 7.8 23,735 44.2
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 84.7... 88.6 3.9 4.6
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 21.7... 25.2 3.5 16.1

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 368,579 (2000) to 452,340 (2011) -- a change of 83,761 ( 22.73%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 368,579 100.0 452,340 100.0 83,761 22.7
  Nursery school, preschool 20,764 5.6 23,824 5.3 3,060 14.7
  Kindergarten 19,149 5.2 23,546 5.2 4,397 23.0
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 165,698 45.0 189,345 41.9 23,647 14.3
  High school (grades 9-12) 85,576 23.2 94,891 21.0 9,315 10.9
  College or graduate school 77,392 21.0 120,734 26.7 43,342 56.0

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 46,539 (2000) to 57,380 (2011) -- a change of 10,841 ( 23.29%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 1,196,793 100.0 1,466,499 100.0 269,706 22.5
  English only 1,084,914 90.7 1,313,787 89.6 228,873 21.1
  Language other than English 111,879 9.3 152,712 10.4 40,833 36.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 46,539 3.9 57,380 3.9 10,841 23.3
  Spanish 80,241 6.7 114,870 7.8 34,629 43.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 36,459 3.0 43,798 3.0 7,339 20.1
  Other Indo-European languages 19,460 1.6 19,079 1.3 -381 -2.0
    Speak English less than "very well" 5,461 0.5 5,339 0.4 -122 -2.2
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 8,105 0.7 13,548 0.9 5,443 67.2
    Speak English less than "very well" 3,553 0.3 6,333 0.4 2,780 78.2

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 599,453 (2000) to 684,916 (2011) -- a change of 85,463 ( 14.26%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 969,872 100.0 1,200,681 100.0 230,809 23.8
  In labor force 641,088 66.1 762,997 63.5 121,909 19.0
    Civilian labor force 636,237 65.6 760,733 63.4 124,496 19.6
      Employed 599,453 61.8 684,916 57.0 85,463 14.3
      Unemployed 36,784 3.8 75,817 6.3 39,033 106.1
      Percent of civilian labor force... 5.8... 10.0 4.2 72.4
    Armed Forces 4,851 0.5 2,264 0.2 -2,587 -53.3
  Not in labor force 328,784 33.9 437,684 36.5 108,900 33.1

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 599,453 100.0 684,916 100.0 85,463 14.3
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 34,503 5.8 41,585 6.1 7,082 20.5
  Construction 48,388 8.1 44,895 6.6 -3,493 -7.2
  Manufacturing 78,625 13.1 69,504 10.1 -9,121 -11.6
  Wholesale trade 21,495 3.6 17,690 2.6 -3,805 -17.7
  Retail trade 75,477 12.6 82,649 12.1 7,172 9.5
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 27,891 4.7 34,458 5.0 6,567 23.5
  Information 13,779 2.3 13,070 1.9 -709 -5.1
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 30,618 5.1 36,387 5.3 5,769 18.8
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 47,744 8.0 65,217 9.5 17,473 36.6
  Educational, health and social services 115,154 19.2 154,707 22.6 39,553 34.3
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 47,902 8.0 54,312 7.9 6,410 13.4
  Other services (except public administration) 27,228 4.5 28,076 4.1 848 3.1
  Public administration 30,649 5.1 42,366 6.2 11,717 38.2

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 782,030 (May 2012) to 774,931 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -7,099 ( -0.9%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force782,030781,876779,125776,444775,968774,931
  Employed721,417721,941720,479719,366720,662720,772
  Unemployed60,61359,93558,64657,07855,30654,159
  Unemployment rate 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.4 7.1 7.0

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 20.0 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 594,654). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 19.7 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 672,900).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 50.38% ( 602,945) of the population 5 years and over ( 1,196,793) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 17.64% ( 275,107) of the population 1 year and over ( 1,559,637) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $37,572 (2000) to $43,341 (2011) -- a change of $5,769 ( 15.35%). The per capita income increased from $17,841 (2000) to $21,152 (2011) -- a change of $3,311 ( 18.56%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $44,867 (2010) to $43,341 (2011) -- a change of ($1,526) ( -3.40%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.433 (2010) to 0.432 (2011) -- a change of -0.001 ( -0.231%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 470,133 100.0 580,193 100.0 110,060 23.4
  Less than $10,000 40,676 8.7 44,174 7.6 3,498 8.6
  $10,000 to $14,999 33,431 7.1 35,099 6.0 1,668 5.0
  $15,000 to $24,999 71,921 15.3 77,398 13.3 5,477 7.6
  $25,000 to $34,999 70,391 15.0 77,218 13.3 6,827 9.7
  $35,000 to $49,999 89,612 19.1 94,142 16.2 4,530 5.1
  $50,000 to $74,999 90,462 19.2 110,534 19.1 20,072 22.2
  $75,000 to $99,999 39,249 8.3 63,348 10.9 24,099 61.4
  $100,000 to $149,999 22,797 4.8 55,122 9.5 32,325 141.8
  $150,000 to $199,999 5,395 1.1 13,466 2.3 8,071 149.6
  $200,000 or more 6,199 1.3 9,692 1.7 3,493 56.3
  Median household income (dollars) 37,572... 43,341... 5,769 15.4
  Median family income (dollars) 43,490... 52,814... 9,324 21.4
  Per capita income (dollars) 17,841... 21,152... 3,311 18.6

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $52,124M (2011Q2) to $53,625M (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,501M ( 2.9%). Per capita personal income increased from $33,169 (2011Q2) to $33,833 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,238 ( 3.7%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 51,72552,12452,26652,35153,25653,625
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 49,70950,02550,11950,22150,80251,311
  Farm income 10.2/ 2,0152,0992,1472,1302,4532,314
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 36,14236,40436,56336,57537,24237,328
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 3,9593,9413,9223,9103,9533,960
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 1,6871,6981,7041,7101,7171,720
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 2,2722,2442,2182,2002,2362,240
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 868877890905920928
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 33,05133,34033,53133,56934,20934,296
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 8,4878,6548,6998,7628,8809,084
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 10,18610,13010,03610,01910,16710,245
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 23,61223,67623,74323,74323,99924,079
Supplements to wages and salaries 6,3576,3696,3896,3766,4346,448
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 4,0854,1264,1714,1764,1974,208
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 2,2722,2442,2182,2002,2362,240
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 6,1746,3596,4316,4566,8106,801
  Farm proprietors' income 1,4291,5111,5581,5401,7981,740
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 4,7454,8484,8734,9165,0125,062
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 32,91533,16933,26033,31433,60033,833

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 8.33 (2000) to 11.60 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 11.77 (2000) to 16.50 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,565,645) with health insurance was 1,306,551. Of those with health insurance, 1,048,139 had private health insurance and 445,859 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 17.08% ( 200,498) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 1,174,093) had a disability. In 2011, 12.79% ( 200,237) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 1,565,645) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 527,824 (2000) to 674,394 (2011) -- a change of 146,570 ( 27.77%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 527,824 100.0 674,394 100.0 146,570 27.8
  Occupied housing units 469,645 89.0 580,193 86.0 110,548 23.5
    Owner-occupied housing units 339,960 64.4 398,816 59.1 58,856 17.3
    Renter-occupied housing units 129,685 24.6 181,377 26.9 51,692 39.9
  Vacant housing units 58,179 11.0 94,201 14.0 36,022 61.9

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $106,300 (2000) to $158,800 (2011) -- a change of $52,500 ( 49.39%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 339,960 100.0 398,816 100.0 58,856 17.3
  Less than $50,000 13,489 4.0 30,564 7.7 17,075 126.6
  $50,000 to $99,999 101,799 29.9 59,260 14.9 -42,539 -41.8
  $100,000 to $149,999 81,748 24.0 91,271 22.9 9,523 11.6
  $150,000 to $199,999 30,262 8.9 86,189 21.6 55,927 184.8
  $200,000 to $299,999 18,543 5.5 77,400 19.4 58,857 317.4
  $300,000 to $499,999 6,351 1.9 38,132 9.6 31,781 500.4
  $500,000 to $999,999 2,043 0.6 12,331 3.1 10,288 503.6
  $1,000,000 or more 842 0.2 3,669 0.9 2,827 335.7
Median value (dollars) 106,300... 158,800... 52,500 49.4

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $515 (2000) to $689 (2011) -- a change of $174 ( 33.79%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $887 (2000) to $1,212 (2011) -- a change of $325 ( 36.64%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 186,647 100.0 268,395 100.0 81,748 43.8
  Less than $300 1,560 0.8 1,579 0.6 19 1.2
  $300 to $499 13,174 7.1 7,938 3.0 -5,236 -39.7
  $500 to $699 34,644 18.6 20,410 7.6 -14,234 -41.1
  $700 to $999 66,897 35.8 57,945 21.6 -8,952 -13.4
  $1,000 to $1,499 50,283 26.9 100,981 37.6 50,698 100.8
  $1,500 to $1,999 13,188 7.1 47,506 17.7 34,318 260.2
  $2,000 or more 6,901 3.7 32,036 11.9 25,135 364.2
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 887... 1,212... 325 36.6
Housing units without a mortgage 68,430 36.7 130,421 100.0 61,991 90.6
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 236... 324... 88 37.3


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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