Gem County, Idaho Population 2019

Gem County, Idaho's estimated population is 17,379 with a growth rate of 2.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Gem County, Idaho is the 19th largest county in Idaho.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201717,3794002.36%
201616,9792971.78%
201516,682320.19%
201416,650880.53%
201316,562-63-0.38%
201216,625-54-0.32%
201116,679-9-0.05%
201016,6884,84440.90%
199011,844-128-1.07%
198011,9722,58527.54%
19709,3872602.85%
19609,1273974.55%
19508,730-814-8.53%
19409,5442,12528.64%
19307,41999215.43%
19206,4270.00%

Gem County, Idaho Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White15,496
Some Other Race576
Two or More Races459
American Indian and Alaska Native204
Asian113
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Gem County, Idaho Population Pyramid 2019

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Gem County, Idaho Median Age

45.2


Total

43.1


Male

46


Female

Gem County, Idaho Adults

There are 12,876 adults, (3,510 of whom are seniors) in Gem County, Idaho.

Gem County, Idaho Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gem County, Idaho Sex Ratio

Female

8,519

50.56%

Male

8,331

49.44%

Gem County, Idaho Households and Families

Gem County, Idaho Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Gem County, Idaho Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.6%11.4%
Married83.5%16.5%
All74.8%25.2%
Non Family63.3%36.7%
Female62%38%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gem County, Idaho Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4042.6174.8
Married3,2643.1783.5
Non Family2,0301.2563.3
Female7763.3862
Male3343.5588.6

3.12

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gem County, Idaho Households

Gem County, Idaho Education

Gem County, Idaho Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5134.39%
9th to 12th Grade9207.87%
High School Graduate4,57939.15%
Some College2,55121.81%
Associates Degree1,1629.94%
Bachelors Degree1,35511.59%
Graduate Degree6165.27%

Gem County, Idaho Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6389,6561,819
Hispanic68127785
Other Race3108484
Native American17515367
Multiple Races171101
Asian8874
Islander22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 38.29%.

Gem County, Idaho Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,784$32,910$18,998
Less Than High School$24,063$28,630$19,611
High School Grad$25,677$30,669$17,875
Some College$25,132$37,103$20,206
Bachelors Degree$33,642$39,453$16,406
Graduate Degree$39,150$49,095$34,167

$26,784

Average Earnings

$32,910

Average Male

$18,998

Average Female

Gem County, Idaho Language

Gem County, Idaho Language by Age

Gem County, Idaho Language

91.06% of Gem County, Idaho residents speak only English, while 8.94% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.75% of the population.

Gem County, Idaho Poverty

Gem County, Idaho Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,7232,83019.22%
Hispanic1,37259243.15%
Other576467.99%
Multiple454378.15%
Native1973316.75%

20.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.01%

Male Poverty Rate

20.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gem County, Idaho

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gem County, Idaho is Hispanic, with 43.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gem County, Idaho is Other, with 7.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.36%.

Gem County, Idaho Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.03%
High School21.80%
Some College16.25%
Bachelors or Greater10.68%

Gem County, Idaho Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed42.67%
Female Unemployed23.78%
Female Employed10.14%
Male Employed8.35%

Gem County, Idaho Income

Gem County, Idaho Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,888$50,841
Families$50,100$58,626
Married Families$54,730$
Non Families$21,400$29,922

Gem County, Idaho Marital Status

Gem County, Idaho Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Gem County, Idaho Married by Age and Sex

Gem County, Idaho Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Gem County, Idaho Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Gem County, Idaho Veterans

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by War

1,867

Number of Veterans

1,667

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam894
Second Gulf War287
First Gulf War229
Korea107
World War II55

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74577
55 to 64471
75+337
35 to 54300
18 to 34182

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,78114.90%
Indian4525.28%
2 or More4121.47%

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by Education

6.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gem County, Idaho Employment Status

Gem County, Idaho Employment by Age

50.8%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Gem County, Idaho Employment by Race

Gem County, Idaho Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Gem County, Idaho

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Emmett655967171582.41%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990