Mountain Home, Idaho Population 2021

14,684
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Mountain Home is a city located in Elmore County Idaho. It is also the county seat of Elmore County. With a 2020 population of 14,684, it is the 18th largest city in Idaho and the 2347th largest city in the United States . Mountain Home is currently growing at a rate of 0.42% annually and its population has increased by 3.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,206 in 2010. Mountain Home reached it's highest population of 14,684 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Mountain Home has a population density of 2,423 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mountain Home is $55,954 with a poverty rate of 16.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $789 per month, and the median house value is $144,200. The median age in Mountain Home is 31.8 years, 30.9 years for males, and 33.1 years for females.

Mountain Home Demographics

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

  • White: 84.01%
  • Two or more races: 5.07%
  • Asian: 3.24%
  • Black or African American: 2.80%
  • Other race: 2.39%
  • Native American: 2.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.12%
The current population of Mountain Home, Idaho is 14,684 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,501.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,206.

Mountain Home, Idaho Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202127,8091490.54%
202027,6601490.54%
201927,5111490.54%
201827,3624811.76%
201726,8817442.77%
201626,1373111.19%
201525,826-400-1.55%
201426,226-41-0.16%
201326,267-20-0.08%
201226,287660.25%
201126,221-900-3.43%
201027,1210.00%

Mountain Home Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,90184.01%
Two or More Races7185.07%
Asian4593.24%
Black or African American3962.80%
Some Other Race3382.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native3372.38%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.12%
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Mountain Home Population by Race

Mountain Home Population Pyramid $2021

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Mountain Home Median Age

31.8


Total

30.9


Male

33.1


Female

Mountain Home Adults

There are 10,725 adults, (1,701 of whom are seniors) in Mountain Home.

Mountain Home Age Dependency

57

Age Dependency Ratio

18.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mountain Home Sex Ratio

Female

6,784

47.89%

Male

7,382

52.11%

Mountain Home Population by Age

Mountain Home Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mountain Home Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All58.9%41.1%
Male58.4%41.6%
Female46%54%
Non Family41.9%58.1%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mountain Home Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8112.458.9
Married2,8663.0473.7
Non Family2,1581.341.9
Female4463.1446
Male3413.0158.4

2.94

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Mountain Home Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2092.29%
9th to 12th Grade6667.31%
High School Graduate2,75630.24%
Some College2,95932.47%
Associates Degree1,04411.46%
Bachelors Degree1,06911.73%
Graduate Degree4104.50%
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Mountain Home Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mountain Home Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,9966,5441,287
Hispanic96971147
Asian38935778
Native American32313111
2+ Races32328756
Black279273
Other Race150107
Islander1717

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 asian people with a rate of 20.05%.

Mountain Home Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,021$40,329$21,322
Less Than 9th Grade$26,931$27,290$15,592
High School Graduate$26,917$35,236$18,713
Some College$37,249$40,268$26,088
Bachelors Degree$35,823$54,216$16,971
Graduate Degree$62,000$76,563$57,986

$35,021

Average Earnings

$40,329

Average Male

$21,322

Average Female

Mountain Home Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mountain Home Language by Age

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Mountain Home Language

85.81% of Mountain Home residents speak only English, while 14.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.99% of the population.

Mountain Home Language

Mountain Home Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,3311,38813.44%
Hispanic1,88264934.48%
Native30520466.89%
Other33115546.83%
Multiple6999313.30%
Asian459102.18%

16.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.25%

Male Poverty Rate

18.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mountain Home

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mountain Home is Native, with 66.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mountain Home is Asian, with 2.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.98%.

Mountain Home Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.83%
High School15.86%
Some College10.21%
Bachelors or Greater2.25%

Mountain Home Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.39%
Female Employed18.89%
Female Unemployed14.29%
Male Employed7.70%

Mountain Home Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mountain Home Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,404$55,954
Families$60,517$63,715
Married Families$64,888-
Non Families$28,868$40,806
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Income by Household Type

Mountain Home Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mountain Home Married by Age and Sex

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Mountain Home 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 45-54.

Mountain Home Marital Status by Race

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Mountain Home Marital Status

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2,080

Number of Veterans

1,717

Male Veterans

363

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,112
First Gulf War792
Vietnam436
Korea86
World War II15

Mountain Home Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54579
18 to 34565
55 to 64433
65 to 74263
75+240

Mountain Home Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,87623.54%
Hispanic1199.17%
Black7532.47%
2+ Races5816.67%
Other Race3611.15%
Asian359.19%

Mountain Home Veterans by Race

Mountain Home Veterans by Education

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5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mountain Home Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Mountain Home Employment by Age

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Mountain Home Employment by Race

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Mountain Home Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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30.44%

Born in Mountain Home

89.59%

Native Born

10.41%

Foreign Born

5.41%

Non Citizen

5.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.59% of Mountain Home residents were born in the United States, with 30.44% having been born in Idaho. 5.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mountain Home Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,684610.42%
202014,623610.42%
201914,562610.42%
201814,5012481.74%
201714,2534032.91%
201613,8501671.22%
201513,683-168-1.21%
201413,851340.25%
201313,817150.11%
201213,802250.18%
201113,777-495-3.47%
201014,2723,1292.51%
200011,1433,2303.48%
19907,9133730.48%
19807,5401,0891.57%
19706,4514670.75%
19605,9844,7848.37%
19401,2000.00%

Mountain Home Population by Year