Clearwater County, ID

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2022 Population
8,810
1.04% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
52.3
2.55% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
17.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,885
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$213,000
19.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clearwater County, ID had a population of 8.81k people with a median age of 52.3 and a median household income of $55,885. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clearwater County, ID grew from 8,719 to 8,810, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $50,787 to $55,885, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clearwater County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.63%), White (Hispanic) (2.33%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.08%).

None of the households in Clearwater 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.

98.7% of the residents in Clearwater County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clearwater County, ID was $213,000, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Clearwater County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clearwater County, ID was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clearwater County, ID is home to a population of 8.81k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.09% of Clearwater County, ID residents were born outside of the country (184 people).

In 2022, there were 19.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.8k people) in Clearwater County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 408 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 205 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Clearwater County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clearwater County, ID was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clearwater County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.8k ± 67
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    408 ± 82.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    205 ± 47
4.23%
Hispanic Population
373 people

In 2022, there were 19.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.8k people) in Clearwater County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 408 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 205 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.23% of the people in Clearwater County, ID are hispanic (373 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
184 people
2.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
214 people

As of 2022, 2.09% of Clearwater County, ID residents (184 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 Clearwater County, ID was 2.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    465 ± 86
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    183 ± 66
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    131 ± 58

Clearwater County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clearwater County, ID employs 3.33k people. The largest industries in Clearwater County, ID are Health Care & Social Assistance (668 people), Manufacturing (365 people), and Retail Trade (337 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($64,688), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,828).

Occupations

3.33k
2022 Value
± 286
7.9%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clearwater County, ID grew at a rate of 7.9%, from 3.09k employees to 3.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clearwater County, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (405 people), Production Occupations (259 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (256 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clearwater County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.33k
2022 Value
± 286
7.9%
1 Year growth
± 11.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clearwater County, ID grew at a rate of 7.9%, from 3.09k employees to 3.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clearwater County, ID, are Health Care & Social Assistance (668 people), Manufacturing (365 people), and Retail Trade (337 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clearwater County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Clearwater 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

$52,737
Median earning men ± $5,109
$27,316
Median earning women ± $5,833

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($69,667), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,214), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,219).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($44,688), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,868), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,188).

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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. 85
    Manufacturing
  2. 74
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 47
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clearwater County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 78.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.06%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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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 Clearwater County, ID was $213,000 in 2022, which is 0.756 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $177,700 to $213,000, a 19.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Clearwater County, ID is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clearwater County, ID have an average commute time of 24.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clearwater County, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$213,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,415
$2,808
Median Property Taxes
±$248

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 Clearwater County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Clearwater County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9701
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$55,885
Median Household Income
± $4,354
3.51k
Number of Households
± 261

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.51k households in Clearwater County, ID grew to $55,885 from the previous year's value of $50,787.

The following chart displays the households in Clearwater 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 Clearwater 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 (78.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.12%)
  3. Carpooled (7.85%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Clearwater County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.12%) and those who carpooled to work (7.85%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clearwater County, ID have a shorter commute time (24.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.86% of the workforce in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clearwater County, ID have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clearwater County, ID (900 out of 8k 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 65 - 74, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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Health

86.7% of the population of Clearwater County, ID has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 2.8% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clearwater County, ID see 973 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% increase from the previous year (876 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 804 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

973 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clearwater County, ID

Primary care physicians in Clearwater County, ID see an average of 973 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% increase from the previous year (876 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clearwater 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 16.8% under 18 years, 13.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 30.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.8% were men and 48.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
33.7%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
2.8%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clearwater County, ID declined by 3.88% from 13.9% to 13.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 30.5% in Clearwater County, ID.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Clearwater County, ID.

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