Kootenai County, ID

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2021 Population
168,317
4.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
40.4
0.248% 1-year increase
N/A Poverty Rate
11.9%
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Median Household Income
$64,936
6.62% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$328,700
11.8% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
78,809
5.01% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Kootenai County, ID had a population of 168k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $64,936. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Kootenai County, ID grew from 161,676 to 168,317, a 4.11% increase and its median household income grew from $60,903 to $64,936, a 6.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kootenai County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.02%), White (Hispanic) (2.61%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.42%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.952%).

None of the households in Kootenai 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.

99.1% of the residents in Kootenai County, ID are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kootenai County, ID are North Idaho College (1,469 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Kootenai County, ID was $328,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Kootenai County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kootenai County, ID was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kootenai County, ID is home to a population of 168k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.28% of Kootenai County, ID residents were born outside of the country (3.84k people).

In 2021, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (149k people) in Kootenai County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2021 Citizenship
99.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.1% of Kootenai County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Kootenai County, ID was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kootenai County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    149k ± 1.08k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.77k ± 990
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.4k ± 567
5.04%
Hispanic Population
8.49k people

In 2021, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (149k people) in Kootenai County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 4.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.04% of the people in Kootenai County, ID are hispanic (8.49k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    52,075 ± 5,521 people
  2. Canada
    5,748 ± 1,858 people
  3. Philippines
    2,859 ± 1,312 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 52,075 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,748 and Philippines with 2,859.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.84k people
2.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.71k people

As of 2021, 2.28% of Kootenai County, ID residents (3.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kootenai County, ID was 2.29%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,275 ± 525
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,282 ± 428
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,718 ± 344

Kootenai County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kootenai County, ID employs 78.8k people. The largest industries in Kootenai County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (85,697 people), Retail Trade (84,053 people), and Construction (59,343 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,615), Utilities ($64,449), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,791).

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,522. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

78.8k
2021 Value
± 2,508
5.01%
1 Year growth
± 4.38%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Kootenai County, ID grew at a rate of 5.01%, from 75k employees to 78.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kootenai County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,583 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,256 people), and Management Occupations (7,716 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kootenai County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

78.8k
2021 Value
± 2,508
5.01%
1 Year growth
± 4.38%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Kootenai County, ID grew at a rate of 5.01%, from 75k employees to 78.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kootenai County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (85,697 people), Retail Trade (84,053 people), and Construction (59,343 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kootenai County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Kootenai 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

$43,477
Median earning men ± $1,461
$28,676
Median earning women ± $1,138

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($65,190), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,735), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,191).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($42,766), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,799), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,914).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Idaho. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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. 1,940
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,137
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,069
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.07M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $949k
    Manufacturing
  3. $401k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $11.8B
  2. $7.02B
  3. $6.98B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $11.8B, followed by Electronics ($7.02B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($6.98B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Idaho products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$70.7B
2020 Value in Idaho
$123B
Projected 2050 Value in Idaho
74.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Idaho trade was $70.7B. This is expected to increase 74.6% to $123B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $7.02B
  2. $4.21B
  3. $3.18B

In 2020, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $7.02B, followed by California with $4.21B and Utah and $3.18B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kootenai County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 70.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.78%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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In 2021, universities in Kootenai County, ID awarded 1,469 degrees. The student population of Kootenai County, ID in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,756 male students and 2,823 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kootenai County, ID are White (1,175 and 80.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (94 and 6.43%), Unknown (73 and 5%), and Two or More Races (62 and 4.24%).

The largest universities in Kootenai County, ID by number of degrees awarded are North Idaho College (1,469 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kootenai County, ID are General Studies (823 and 56%), Registered Nursing (64 and 4.36%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (35 and 2.38%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 4,579 students enrolled in Kootenai County, ID, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,530 records, of which 62.2% were women and 37.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 35 degrees awarded
  3. 296 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kootenai County, ID was Registered Nursing with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kootenai County, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,469 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was North Idaho College with 1,469 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 555 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kootenai County, ID, which is 0.607 times less than the 914 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,175 degrees mean that there were 12.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 94 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($960) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,248) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.578% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.608% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (382k), Some college (363k), and Bachelors Degree (242k).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Kootenai County, ID was $328,700 in 2021, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $294,100 to $328,700, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kootenai County, ID is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Kootenai County, ID have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kootenai County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kootenai County, ID is $64,936. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kootenai County, ID was Census Tract 17 with a value of $85,040, followed by Census Tract 20 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $84,881 and $74,554.

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kootenai County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.42%.

Property

$328,700
Median Property Value 2021
±$10,485
$47,240
Median Property Taxes
±$1,894

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 Kootenai 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 Kootenai County, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2021
71.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 72.8% of the housing units in Kootenai County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 17
  2. Census Tract 20
  3. Census Tract 11

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kootenai County, ID was Census Tract 17 with a value of $85,040, followed by Census Tract 20 and Census Tract 11, with respective values of $84,881 and $74,554.

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

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Household Income

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$64,936
Median Household Income
± $2,334
64.9k
Number of Households
± 2,236

In 2021, the median household income of the 64.9k households in Kootenai County, ID grew to $64,936 from the previous year's value of $60,903.

The following chart displays the households in Kootenai 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kootenai County, ID is from Idaho.
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.469
2020 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2021, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.89% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.55%)
  3. Carpooled (8.41%)

In 2021, 79.2% of workers in Kootenai County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.55%) and those who carpooled to work (8.41%).

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

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kootenai County, ID have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Kootenai 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 Kootenai County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kootenai County, ID have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kootenai County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.42%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kootenai County, ID (161k out of 1.35M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kootenai County, ID is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 9.9% of the children was living in poverty in Kootenai County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 255 in Kootenai County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 59.5 per 100,000 population.

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90.1% of the population of Kootenai County, ID has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 2.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kootenai County, ID see 1143 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.3% decrease from the previous year (1233 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 485 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,143 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kootenai County, ID

Primary care physicians in Kootenai County, ID see an average of 1,143 patients per year. This represents a 7.3% decrease from the previous year (1,233 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kootenai County, ID in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.86%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
12.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
16.7%
Non-Group
2.3%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kootenai County, ID declined by 5.07% from 10.4% to 9.86%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.3 in Kootenai 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 30.6% in Kootenai County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.4% in Kootenai County, ID.

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