Gem County, ID

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2022 Population
19,250
2.99% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44
1.57% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
9.51% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,204
8.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$324,700
41.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gem County, ID had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $65,204. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gem County, ID grew from 18,692 to 19,250, a 2.99% increase and its median household income grew from $59,957 to $65,204, a 8.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gem County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.03%), Other (Hispanic) (4.12%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.83%), and White (Hispanic) (2.04%).

None of the households in Gem 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.

96.5% of the residents in Gem County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gem County, ID was $324,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.4%.

Most people in Gem County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Gem County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gem County, ID is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.64% of Gem County, ID residents were born outside of the country (1.09k people).

In 2022, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Gem County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 969 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 794 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Gem County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gem County, ID was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gem County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 274
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    969 ± 248
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    794 ± 375
8.99%
Hispanic Population
1.73k people

In 2022, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Gem County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 969 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 794 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.99% of the people in Gem County, ID are hispanic (1.73k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.64%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.09k people
3.81%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
712 people

As of 2022, 5.64% of Gem County, ID residents (1.09k 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 Gem County, ID was 3.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    670 ± 156
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    207 ± 108
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    207 ± 107

Gem County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gem County, ID employs 8.61k people. The largest industries in Gem County, ID are Construction (1,355 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (975 people), and Retail Trade (946 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($238,280), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,597), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,077).

Occupations

8.61k
2022 Value
± 766
2.57%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gem County, ID grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 8.39k employees to 8.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gem County, ID, are Sales & Related Occupations (928 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (871 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (842 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gem County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.61k
2022 Value
± 766
2.57%
1 Year growth
± 12.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gem County, ID grew at a rate of 2.57%, from 8.39k employees to 8.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gem County, ID, are Construction (1,355 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (975 people), and Retail Trade (946 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gem County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Gem 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

$44,362
Median earning men ± $4,059
$26,214
Median earning women ± $4,572

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($129,545), Public Administration ($65,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,771).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,741), Construction ($43,031), and Public Administration ($41,513).

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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. 114
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 69
    Manufacturing
  3. 68
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gem County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 79.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

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.

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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 Gem County, ID was $324,700 in 2022, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $229,000 to $324,700, a 41.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Gem County, ID is 75.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gem County, ID have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gem County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$324,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,295
$5,429
Median Property Taxes
±$533

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 Gem County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.4% of the housing units in Gem County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9601
  2. Census Tract 9602

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

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Household Income

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$65,204
Median Household Income
± $3,694
7.2k
Number of Households
± 660

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.2k households in Gem County, ID grew to $65,204 from the previous year's value of $59,957.

The following chart displays the households in Gem 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gem 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 (78.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.6%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Gem County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.63%) and those who worked at home (9.6%).

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

30.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gem County, ID have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Gem 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 Gem County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gem County, ID have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gem County, ID (2.2k out of 18.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

87.9% of the population of Gem County, ID has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 2.91% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Gem County, ID see 1647 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.58% decrease from the previous year (1763 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2338 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 891 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,647 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gem County, ID

Primary care physicians in Gem County, ID see an average of 1,647 patients per year. This represents a 6.58% decrease from the previous year (1,763 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gem 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 25% under 18 years, 15.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
16.9%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
2.91%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gem County, ID declined by 12.3% from 13.8% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gem 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 Gem 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 34.7% in Gem County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.7% in Gem County, ID.

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