Gem County, Idaho Population 2018

Gem County, Idaho's estimated population is 17,379 with a growth rate of 3.12% 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
201717,3795263.12%
201616,853-126-0.74%
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
White15,803
Two or More Races400
Some Other Race273
American Indian and Alaska Native246
Asian129
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Gem County, Idaho Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Gem County, Idaho Median Age

45.4


Total

42.1


Male

47.2


Female

Gem County, Idaho Adults

There are 12,943 adults, (3,607 of which are seniors) in Gem County, Idaho.

Gem County, Idaho Age Dependency

80.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Gem County, Idaho Sex Ratio

Female

8,593

50.99%

Male

8,260

49.01%

Gem County, Idaho Households and Families

Gem County, Idaho Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gem County, Idaho Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male96%4%
Married80.9%19.1%
All72%28%
Non Family62%38%
Female54.8%45.2%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gem County, Idaho Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2872.6672
Married3,2023.2380.9
Non Family1,9941.2762
Female8413.4754.8
Male2503.6596

3.21

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

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 Grade5834.92%
9th to 12th Grade9207.76%
High School Graduate4,72239.82%
Some College2,81523.74%
Associates Degree1,0078.49%
Bachelors Degree1,27910.79%
Graduate Degree5324.49%

Gem County, Idaho Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,6759,6451,779
Hispanic75034820
Native American201163
Other Race172
Multiple Races156115
Asian1128212
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 16.67%.

Gem County, Idaho Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,516$31,983$17,480
Less Than High School$16,831$14,522$18,533
High School Grad$24,192$30,388$18,078
Some College$21,967$35,000$15,931
Bachelors Degree$34,550$50,529$16,429
Graduate Degree$39,531$46,493$32,794

$23,516

Average Earnings

$31,983

Average Male

$17,480

Average Female

Gem County, Idaho Language

Gem County, Idaho Language by Age

Gem County, Idaho Language

92.22% of Gem County, Idaho residents speak only English, while 7.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.47% of the population.

Gem County, Idaho Poverty

Gem County, Idaho Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,7532,92819.85%
Hispanic1,33574055.43%
Other2737326.74%
Native2403715.42%

22.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.30%

Male Poverty Rate

22.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gem County, Idaho

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gem County, Idaho is Hispanic, with 55.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gem County, Idaho is Native, with 15.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.80%.

Gem County, Idaho Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.06%
High School20.90%
Some College17.76%
Bachelors or Greater10.85%

Gem County, Idaho Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.15%
Male Unemployed29.20%
Female Employed13.64%
Male Employed9.21%

Gem County, Idaho Income

Gem County, Idaho Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,767$47,557
Families$46,284$54,982
Married Families$50,578$
Non Families$21,075$29,653

Gem County, Idaho Marital Status

Gem County, Idaho Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

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

Gem County, Idaho Veterans

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by War

1,852

Number of Veterans

1,730

Male Veterans

122

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam916
Second Gulf War237
First Gulf War220
Korea124
World War II84

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74573
75+421
55 to 64403
35 to 54297
18 to 34158

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,75914.38%
Indian5728.08%
2 or More3620.00%

Gem County, Idaho Veterans by Education

9.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gem County, Idaho Employment Status

Gem County, Idaho Employment by Age

48.4%

Labor Force Participation

44%

Employment Rate

9%

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