Ada County, ID

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2022 Population
497,494
2.52% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
1.06% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.77%
4.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,881
11.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$423,500
23.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
255,012
3.03% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ada County, ID had a population of 497k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $83,881. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ada County, ID grew from 485,246 to 497,494, a 2.52% increase and its median household income grew from $75,115 to $83,881, a 11.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ada County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.68%), White (Hispanic) (3.55%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.11%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%).

None of the households in Ada County, ID reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Ada County, ID are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ada County, ID are Boise State University (6,158 degrees awarded in 2022), Carrington College-Boise (348 degrees), and Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology (235 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ada County, ID was $423,500, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Ada County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ada County, ID was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Ada County, ID is home to a population of 497k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.73% of Ada County, ID residents were born outside of the country (28.5k people).

In 2022, there were 22.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (411k people) in Ada County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Ada County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ada County, ID was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ada County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    411k ± 1.24k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 1.49k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 1.34k
8.91%
Hispanic Population
44.3k people

In 2022, there were 22.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (411k people) in Ada County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.91% of the people in Ada County, ID are hispanic (44.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ada County, ID as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    53,631 ± 5,603 people
  2. Canada
    5,916 ± 1,885 people
  3. Philippines
    2,755 ± 1,288 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 53,631 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,916 and Philippines with 2,755.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.73%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28.5k people
5.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.6k people

As of 2022, 5.73% of Ada County, ID residents (28.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ada County, ID was 5.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,231 ± 810
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8,567 ± 999
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,514 ± 738

Ada County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ada County, ID employs 255k people. The largest industries in Ada County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,718 people), Retail Trade (29,499 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (23,773 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,019), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($92,841), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($89,554).

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,089. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

255k
2022 Value
± 4,809
3.03%
1 Year growth
± 2.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ada County, ID grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 248k employees to 255k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ada County, ID, are Management Occupations (32,140 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,633 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (27,065 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ada County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

255k
2022 Value
± 4,809
3.03%
1 Year growth
± 2.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ada County, ID grew at a rate of 3.03%, from 248k employees to 255k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ada County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,718 people), Retail Trade (29,499 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (23,773 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ada County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Ada County, ID and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,963
Median earning men ± $1,328
$38,666
Median earning women ± $1,097

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($74,615), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,312), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,401).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,007), Manufacturing ($58,253), and Public Administration ($57,054).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.01%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 836k people employed in Idaho. This represents a 3.01% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.06%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Idaho.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,635
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,863
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 3,631
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ada County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 50.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.05%).

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing the state of Idaho. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Idaho

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Mike Crapo
Senator from Idaho3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Jim Risch
Senator from Idaho2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Mike Crapo and Jim Risch are the senators currently representing Idaho.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Idaho

Idaho is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ada County, ID awarded 7,299 degrees. The student population of Ada County, ID in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,674 male students and 16,557 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ada County, ID are White (5,238 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (968 and 13.4%), Two or More Races (378 and 5.25%), and Asian (248 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Ada County, ID by number of degrees awarded are Boise State University (6,158 and 84.4%), Carrington College-Boise (348 and 4.77%), and Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology (235 and 3.22%).

The most popular majors in Ada County, ID are Registered Nursing (581 and 7.96%), General Business Administration & Management (347 and 4.75%), and Social Work (307 and 4.21%).

The median tuition costs in Ada County, ID are $9,000 for private four year colleges, and $5,532 and $22,869 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ada County, ID, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 28,231 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 28,231 students enrolled in Ada County, ID, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 20,162 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 193 degrees awarded
  2. 509 degrees awarded
  3. 209 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ada County, ID was General Psychology with 193 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ada County, ID according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,158 degrees awarded
  2. 348 degrees awarded
  3. 235 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Boise State University with 6,158 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,507 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ada County, ID, which is 0.523 times less than the 4,792 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,238 degrees mean that there were 5.41 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 968 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,112) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,832) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,240) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.722% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.698% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (392k), Some college (372k), and Bachelors Degree (254k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ada County, ID was $423,500 in 2022, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $342,500 to $423,500, a 23.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Ada County, ID is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ada County, ID have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ada County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ada County, ID is $83,881. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ada County, ID was Census Tract 102.24 with a value of $146,103, followed by Census Tract 8.05 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $137,188 and $134,643.

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ada County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.97%.

Property

$423,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,547
$136,018
Median Property Taxes
±$3,078

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ada County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in Ada County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.24
  2. Census Tract 8.05
  3. Census Tract 2.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ada County, ID was Census Tract 102.24 with a value of $146,103, followed by Census Tract 8.05 and Census Tract 2.02, with respective values of $137,188 and $134,643.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ada County, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$83,881
Median Household Income
± $1,783
191k
Number of Households
± 3,923

In 2022, the median household income of the 191k households in Ada County, ID grew to $83,881 from the previous year's value of $75,115.

The following chart displays the households in Ada County, ID distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ada County, ID is from Idaho.
0.473
2022 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2022, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.111% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.86%)

In 2022, 73% of workers in Ada County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.86%).

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ada County, ID have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Ada County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ada County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ada County, ID have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ada County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.97%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ada County, ID (42.5k out of 484k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ada County, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7% of the children was living in poverty in Ada County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 231 in Ada County, ID. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 13.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93% of the population of Ada County, ID has health coverage, with 54.7% on employee plans, 9.49% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 2.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ada County, ID see 1038 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.24% decrease from the previous year (1051 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1242 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,038 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ada County, ID

Primary care physicians in Ada County, ID see an average of 1,038 patients per year. This represents a 1.24% decrease from the previous year (1,051 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ada County, ID in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.99%
Uninsured
54.7%
Employer Coverage
9.49%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
2.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ada County, ID declined by 5.79% from 7.42% to 6.99%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35 in Ada County, ID.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.4% in Ada County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.51% in Ada County, ID.

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