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Idaho State Profile

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Population

  • With 1,429,096 residents in 2005, Idaho is the 39th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Idaho grew 10.4 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate well above the U.S. average of 5.3 percent, and the 6th highest growth rate among states from 2000 to 2005.
  • Idaho is the becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentage of Hispanics/Latinos is growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 88.3% 88.0% 87.8% 87.5% 87.2% 87.0%
Hispanic, Latino 7.9% 8.2% 8.4% 8.7% 8.9% 9.1%
African-American 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5%
Native American, AK Native 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1%
Two or More Races 1.1% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Idaho - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Idaho are Boise City-Nampa, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello.
  • Boise (the capital of Idaho) had an estimated population of 544,201 in 2005 – the 88th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Coeur d’Alene in 2005 was 129,668 – the 287th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Idaho Falls was the 309th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with 113,436 residents.
  • Pocatello had 85,908 residents – the 350th largest MSA in the U.S.

Idaho - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Idaho ranked 45th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($26,877 per resident).
  • Idaho’s personal income relative to the U.S. has remained well below the U.S. average since 1960 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Idaho as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Idaho per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Idaho has the 17th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (13.9%) and the 25th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (17.7%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Idaho - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Idaho ranked 28th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (88.4%).
  • Idaho ranked 39th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (24.8%) and 42nd in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (7.6%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Idaho has larger percentages of adults who have completed some college but no degree and associates degrees, and smaller percentages in all other categories of educational attainment (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Idaho and the U.S. Average
Idaho education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Idaho - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Idaho had the 7th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 3.8 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Idaho has larger percentages of its workforce employed in farming, fishing, and forestry and construction and extraction occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • By industry, Idaho has larger percentages of its employment relative to the U.S. average in public administration, construction, agriculture, and retail trade industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Idaho ranked 20th among the 50 states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Idaho - Health and Well-Being

  • 15.4 percent of Idaho residents do not have health insurance – the 18th highest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 20.8 percent of Idaho residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – lower than the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Idaho, 186 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Idaho residents (290 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – but still lower than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Idaho ranked 16th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Idaho - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Idaho had the 10th lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (245 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 2,794 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Idaho (the 15th highest among states) – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Idaho had the 34th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 457 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Idaho has remained below the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Idaho and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Idaho and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Idaho Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Idaho ranges from $15,945 in Madison County to $45,635 in Blaine County. In addition, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 10.6 percent in Owyhee County to 43.4 percent in Latah County (a ratio of more than 4 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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