Idaho Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Idaho?

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There are 1,811,617 residents in Idaho, with a median age of 36.8. Of this, 50.37% are males and 49.63% are females. US-born citizens make up 93.11% of the resident pool in Idaho, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.64%. Additionally, 3.26% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,500,966 people in Idaho currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,811,617 3.3%
Male Population 912,529 3.7%
Female Population 899,088 2.8%
Male population 50.37%
Female population 49.63%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 36.8 0.6%
Citizen US Born 1,686,746 3.4%
Citizen not US Born 65,859 3.6%
Not Citizen 59,012 0.3%
Citizen US Born 93.11%
Citizen not US Born 3.64%
Not Citizen 3.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 6,340 -5.7%
Moved from Same County 148,374 -2.9%
Moved from Same State 54,116 -3.5%
Moved from Different State 80,352 7.1%
Same House as Last Year 1,500,966 4.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.35%
Moved from Same County 8.29%
Moved from Same State 3.02%
Moved from Different State 4.49%
Same House as Last Year 83.85%

What are the employment statistics in Idaho?

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White-collar workers make up 74.64% of the working population in Idaho, while blue-collar employees account for 25.36%. There are also 106,285 entrepreneurs in Idaho (12.54% of the workforce); 553,892 workers employed in private companies (65.36%); and 125,682 people working in governmental institutions (14.83%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 632,528 3.5%
Blue Collar 214,898 3.9%
White Collar 74.64%
Blue Collar 25.36%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 106,285 5.2%
Private Companies 553,892 3.4%
Governmental Workers 125,682 4.9%
Not for Profit Companies 61,567 0.3%
Self Employees 12.54%
Private Companies 65.36%
Governmental Workers 14.83%
Not for Profit Companies 7.27%

How many households are there in Idaho?

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There are a total of 657,101 households in Idaho, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 68.33% of these Idaho households, while non-family units account for the remaining 31.67%. Additionally, 32.37% of households have children and 67.63% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 657,101 1.2%
Average People Per Household 3 1.9%
Family Households 448,970 1.7%
Non-family Households 208,131 0.1%
Family Households 68.33%
Non-family Households 31.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 212,709 2.2%
Households without Children 444,392 0.7%
Households with Children 32.37%
Households without Children 67.63%

What are the median and average incomes in Idaho?

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The average annual household income in Idaho is $83,777, while the median household income sits at $63,377 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $70,146, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $74,721. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $37,926 and $48,649, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $83,777 8.2%
Median Household Income $63,377 7.6%
People below Poverty Level 198,891 -1.1%
People above Poverty Level 1,560,962 3.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Idaho?

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There are 742,145 housing units in Idaho, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1988. Of the 657,101 occupied housing units in Idaho, 71.68% are owner-occupied, while 28.32% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 64.03% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $277,400. In general, housing costs reach $999 per month in Idaho.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 742,145 0.6%
Median Year Built 1988 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 61,632 0.4%
Built between 1940 and 1949 27,680 -1.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 44,729 -1.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 48,814 0.6%
Built between 1970 and 1979 124,052 -1.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 75,565 -1.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 130,666 -2.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 143,573 -1.3%
Built between 2010 and 2019 82,720 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 2,714 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 657,101 1.2%
Owner Occupied 471,036 2.5%
Renter Occupied 186,065 -2.0%
Owner Occupied 71.68%
Renter Occupied 28.32%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 301,585 2.5%
Without Mortgage 169,451 2.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $277,400 13.8%
Median Value without Mortgage $243,200 11.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $999 6.5%
With Mortgage 64.03%
Without Mortgage 35.97%

What is the level of education in Idaho?

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Approximately 34.35% of the population in Idaho holds a high school degree (that's 464,731 residents), while 26.86% have attained a college certificate (420,711 locals) and 17.96% have a bachelor's degree (242,956 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 40,307 6.6%
Some High School 464,731 3.5%
Some College 420,711 2.3%
Associate Degree 126,590 4.4%
Bachelor's Degree 242,956 4.2%
Graduate Degree 114,788 6.2%
No High School 2.98%
Some High School 34.35%
Some College 26.86%
Associate Degree 9.36%
Bachelor's Degree 17.96%
Graduate Degree 8.49%

What is the marital status of Idaho residents?

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A total of 396,877 people in Idaho have never been married (which represents 27.68% of the total population), while 792,633 of them are wedded (55.29%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 15,486 (1.08%) and 173,197 (12.08%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 396,877 6.2%
Married 792,633 2.0%
Separated 15,486 2.2%
Widowed 70,846 2.2%
Divorced 173,197 4.0%
Never Married 27.68%
Married 55.29%
Separated 1.08%
Widowed 4.94%
Divorced 12.08%

What are the most common means of transportation in Idaho?

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The top three means of transportation people in Idaho use to get to work are: car, walking and bicycle. A total of 718,466 residents commute by car, 19,237 prefer going to work by walking and 6,475 by bicycle.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 718,466 2.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 4,988 2.1%
Subway or Elevated 81 N/A
Railroad 32 -5.9%
Ferryboat 58 -1.7%
Bicycle 6,475 -5.6%
Motorcycle 1,713 -4.6%
TaxiCab 703 2.5%
Walk 19,237 -4.1%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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