Moving to Idaho - Demographics

If you're considering moving to Idaho, you might want to learn a little about Idaho demographics.

The following information is from the latest census data for Idaho, and has info on Idaho jobs, our thriving business climate, Idaho home ownership statistics, and more!

Idaho Demographics

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Population, 2006 estimate    1,466,465 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006    13.3% 6.4%
Population, 2000    1,293,953 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005    7.4% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005    26.2% 24.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005    11.5% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2005    49.8% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2005    (a) 95.5% 80.2%
Black persons, percent, 2005    (a) 0.6% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005    (a) 1.4% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2005    (a) 1.0% 4.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005    (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005    1.3% 1.5%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005    (b) 9.1% 14.4%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005    87.0% 66.9%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over    49.6% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000    5.0% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000    9.3% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000    84.7% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000    21.7% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000    200,498 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age Move to Idaho16+, 2000    20 25.5
Housing units, 2005    595,572 124,521,886
Homeownership rate, 2000    72.4% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000    14.4% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000    $106,300 $119,600
Households, 2000    469,645 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000    2.69 2.59
Median household income, 2004    $40,509 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999    $17,841 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004    11.5% 12.7%

Idaho Business Climate

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Private nonfarm establishments, 2005    43,346 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005    519,319 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005    15.2% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2004    99,835 19,523,741
Total number of firms, 2002    121,560 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002    0.3% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002    0.9% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002    0.9% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002    0.1% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002    2.3% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002    23.7% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000)    15,174,196 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000)    11,458,012 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000)    13,540,952 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002    $10,081 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000)    1,653,671 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006    17,075 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000)    8,968,204 2,143,781,727

Idaho Geography

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Land area, 2000 (square miles)    82,747.21 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000    15.6 79.6