Mountain Home, Idaho Population 2024

17,063

Mountain Home is a city located in Elmore County Idaho. Mountain Home has a 2024 population of 17,063. It is also the county seat of Elmore County.Mountain Home is currently growing at a rate of 1.77% annually and its population has increased by 6.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,038 in 2020.

The average household income in Mountain Home is $65,454 with a poverty rate of 11.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mountain Home is 31.3 years, 30.2 years for males, and 32.2 years for females.

Mountain Home Demographics

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

  • White: 76.28%
  • Two or more races: 9.65%
  • Other race: 5.24%
  • Asian: 4.23%
  • Black or African American: 2.25%
  • Native American: 2.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
State
Idaho
Land Area (mi²)
6.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,815.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.39% (1,025)
The current population of Mountain Home, Idaho is 17,063 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,038.

Mountain Home, Idaho Population 2024

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Mountain Home Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,22476.28%
Two or more races1,5469.65%
Other race8395.24%
Asian6784.23%
Black or African American3602.25%
Native American3582.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander210.13%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mountain Home Population by Race

Mountain Home Population Pyramid 2024

Mountain Home Median Age

31.3

Total

30.2

Male

32.2

Female

Mountain Home Adults

There are 11,907 adults, (2,085 of whom are seniors) in Mountain Home.

Mountain Home Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mountain Home Sex Ratio

Female7,82948.85%
Male8,19751.15%

Mountain Home Population by Age

Mountain Home Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1842.5361.838.2
Non Family2,6321.3946.753.3
Married2,3953.3776.723.3
Female8663.3960.239.8
Male2913.4380.119.9
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3.25

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mountain Home 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

Mountain Home Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mountain Home Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 39.45%.

Mountain Home Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,284

Average Earnings

$44,097

Average Male

$30,972

Average Female

Mountain Home Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mountain Home Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mountain Home Language

87.42% of Mountain Home residents speak only English, while 12.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.79% of the population.

Mountain Home Language

Mountain Home Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,4001,1259.87%
Hispanic2,24353924.03%
Other79818723.43%
Native32015046.88%
Multiple1,5291368.89%
Asian678395.75%
Black337329.5%
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11.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

10%

Male Poverty Rate

13.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mountain Home

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mountain Home is Native, with 46.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mountain Home is Asian, with 5.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.22%.

Mountain Home Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.19%
High School14.76%
Some College9.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%
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Mountain Home Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.65%
Female Unemployed26.88%
Female Employed6.94%
Male Employed3.49%
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Mountain Home Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mountain Home Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mountain Home Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mountain Home Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mountain Home Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mountain Home Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mountain Home Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,424

Number of Veterans

2,015

Male Veterans

409

Female Veterans

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Mountain Home Veterans by War

count

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Mountain Home Veterans by Age

count

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Mountain Home Veterans by Race

Mountain Home Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mountain Home Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Mountain Home Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mountain Home Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mountain Home 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

28.79%

Born in Mountain Home

91.03%

Native Born

8.97%

Foreign Born

4.09%

Non Citizen

4.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.03% of Mountain Home residents were born in the United States, with 28.79% having been born in Idaho. 4.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mountain Home Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,5482971.63%
202818,2512971.65%
202717,9542971.68%
202617,6572971.71%
202517,3602971.74%
202417,0632971.77%
202316,7662971.8%
202216,4692971.84%
202116,1721340.84%
202016,0381,58210.94%
201914,45640.03%
201814,4522041.43%
201714,2483952.85%
201613,8531691.24%
201513,684-166-1.2%
201413,850370.27%
201313,813140.1%
201213,799310.23%
201113,768-488-3.42%
201014,2563,11327.94%
200011,1433,23040.82%
19907,9133734.95%
19807,5401,08916.88%
19706,4514677.8%
19605,9844,784398.67%
19401,200
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Mountain Home Population by Year