Gooding, Idaho Population 2024

3,704

Gooding is a city located in Gooding County Idaho. Gooding has a 2024 population of 3,704. It is also the county seat of Gooding County.Gooding is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,714 in 2020.

The average household income in Gooding is $54,682 with a poverty rate of 22.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gooding is 38.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Gooding Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gooding was:

  • White: 77.32%
  • Other race: 10.26%
  • Two or more races: 9.56%
  • Native American: 2.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Idaho
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,440.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.27% (-10)
The current population of Gooding, Idaho is 3,704 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,714.

Gooding, Idaho Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,84077.32%
Other race37710.26%
Two or more races3519.56%
Native American922.5%
Black or African American130.35%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gooding Population by Race

Gooding Population Pyramid 2024

Gooding Median Age

38.6

Total

38.1

Male

41.2

Female

Gooding Adults

There are 2,784 adults, (705 of whom are seniors) in Gooding.

Gooding Age Dependency

76.7

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Gooding Sex Ratio

Female2,03655.43%
Male1,63744.57%

Gooding Population by Age

Gooding Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3872.5961.138.9
Non Family5401.538.561.5
Married5013.3284.415.6
Female1793.4978.821.2
Male1672.9744.955.1
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3.21

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gooding Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Gooding Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gooding Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 34.04%.

Gooding Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$25,952

Average Earnings

$36,985

Average Male

$22,897

Average Female

Gooding Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gooding Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gooding Language

77.39% of Gooding residents speak only English, while 22.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.58% of the population.

Gooding Language

Gooding Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,52142416.82%
Hispanic82829035.02%
Multiple31413141.72%
Other3746517.38%
Black1313100%
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22.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.52%

Male Poverty Rate

31.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gooding

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gooding is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gooding is White, with 16.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.65%.

Gooding Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.55%
High School14.81%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater0.37%
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Gooding Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed89.47%
Female Employed25.45%
Male Employed1.67%
Male Unemployed
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Gooding Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gooding Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gooding Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Gooding Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gooding Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Gooding Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gooding Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

322

Number of Veterans

278

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

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Gooding Veterans by War

count

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Gooding Veterans by Age

count

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Gooding Veterans by Race

Gooding Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gooding Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Gooding Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gooding Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gooding Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.33%

Born in Gooding

90.14%

Native Born

9.86%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

5.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.14% of Gooding residents were born in the United States, with 48.33% having been born in Idaho. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gooding Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,659-9-0.25%
20283,668-9-0.24%
20273,677-9-0.24%
20263,686-9-0.24%
20253,695-9-0.24%
20243,704-9-0.24%
20233,713-9-0.24%
20223,722-9-0.24%
20213,731170.46%
20203,7142386.85%
20193,476100.29%
20183,466-11-0.32%
20173,477-8-0.23%
20163,485-13-0.37%
20153,498180.52%
20143,480-26-0.74%
20133,506-33-0.93%
20123,539-30-0.84%
20113,569-31-0.86%
20103,6002166.38%
20003,38456420%
19902,820-129-4.37%
19802,94935013.47%
19702,599-151-5.49%
19602,750-349-11.26%
19503,09953120.68%
19402,568
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Gooding Population by Year