Idaho

State

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Population
1.75M
2.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
Median Age
36.8

Median Household Income
$55,583
6.43% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$233,100
12.6% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
758,121
2.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Idaho had a population of 1.75M people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $55,583. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Idaho grew from 1.72M to 1.75M, a 2.17% increase and its median household income grew from $52,225 to $55,583, a 6.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Idaho are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.12%), Other (Hispanic) (3.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%). NaNM% of the people in Idaho speak a non-English language, and 96.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Idaho are Brigham Young University-Idaho (6,057 degrees awarded in 2017), Boise State University (4,706 degrees), and University of Idaho (2,666 degrees).

The median property value in Idaho is $233,100, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Idaho commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Idaho is 2 cars per household.

Idaho borders Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

About the photo: State Capitol, Boise, ID

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Idaho, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Idaho (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Idaho across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Idaho went to Donald J. Trump with 59.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (27.5%), followed by Evan Mcmullin (8.8%). The most partisan county was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Idaho
59.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Idaho
  1. 78.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 77.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 75.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Idaho was Idaho County, ID with 78.2% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Idaho colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Idaho

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Idaho have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Idaho is home to a population of 1.75M people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Idaho residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.43M people) in Idaho than any other race or ethnicity. There were 142k White (Hispanic) and 57.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Idaho
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.43M ± 1.13k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    142k ± 8.2k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    57.8k ± 7.53k
12.7%
Hispanic Population
222k people

In 2018, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.43M people) in Idaho than any other race or ethnicity. There were 142k White (Hispanic) and 57.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.7% of the people in Idaho are hispanic (222k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Idaho as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
44
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in Idaho was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Idaho are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Idaho residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    54,726 ± 5,653 people
  2. Canada
    5,772 ± 1,862 people
  3. Philippines
    5,114 ± 1,753 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Idaho was Mexico, the natal country of 54,726 Idaho residents, followed by Canada with 5,772 and Philippines with 5,114.

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Citizenship

96.6%
2018 Citizenship
96.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.6% of Idaho residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Idaho was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    43,748 ± 2,652
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    24,245 ± 2,859
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    16,970 ± 2,274

Idaho has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Idaho is $55,583. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Idaho was Ada County, ID with a value of $66,405, followed by Bonneville County, ID and Kootenai County, ID, with respective values of $58,729 and $55,236.

Males in Idaho have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,804. The income inequality in Idaho (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Idaho employs 758k people. The largest industries in Idaho are Construction (56,391 people), Restaurants & Food Services (45,842 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (44,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($138,669), Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing ($110,045), and Data processing, hosting & related services ($104,667).

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,583
2018 value
± $915
6.43%
1 Year Growth
± 2.2%

Households in Idaho have a median annual income of $55,583, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,225 in 2017, which represents a 6.43% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Idaho compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$59,517
Average Male Salary in Idaho
± $2,604
$42,804
Average Female Salary in Idaho
± $1,919

In 2018, full-time male employees in Idaho made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Idaho by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Idaho
  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $79,371 ± $63,974
  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $62,689 ± $31,368
  3. White
    $45,000 ± $1,523

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Idaho workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Idaho.

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Wage Distribution

0.471
2018 Wage GINI in Idaho
0.467
2017 Wage GINI in Idaho

In 2018, the income inequality in Idaho was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.912% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Idaho was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Idaho in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Idaho across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Idaho was Ada County, ID with a value of $66,405, followed by Bonneville County, ID and Kootenai County, ID, with respective values of $58,729 and $55,236.

The following map shows all of the counties in Idaho colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Idaho (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Idaho is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

758k
2018 Value
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Idaho grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 742k employees to 758k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Idaho, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (22,908 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (21,032 people), and Retail salespersons (19,121 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Idaho.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Idaho, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (22,908 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (21,032 people), and Retail salespersons (19,121 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Idaho has an unusually high number of residents working as Agricultural & food scientists (6.72 times higher than expected), Rehabilitation counselors (6.55 times), and Logging workers (5.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Idaho, by average salary, are Physicians ($273,303), Architectural & engineering managers ($200,658), and Dentists ($177,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

758k
2018 Value
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Idaho grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 742k employees to 758k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Idaho, are Construction (56,391 people), Restaurants & Food Services (45,842 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (44,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Idaho, though some of these residents may live in Idaho and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Idaho, by number of employees, are Construction (56,391 people), Restaurants & Food Services (45,842 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (44,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Idaho has an unusually high number of Forestry except logging (9.08 times higher than expected), Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing (7.24 times), and Dairy product manufacturing (7.2 times) industries.

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $10.8B
  2. $4.28B
  3. $4.26B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $10.8B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($4.28B) and Electronics ($4.26B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Idaho products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$55.1B
2015 Value in Idaho
$82.2B
Projected 2045 Value in Idaho
49.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Idaho trade was $55.1B. This is expected to increase 49.1% to $82.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Idaho trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Idaho to other states, or from other states to Idaho.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $6.23B
  2. $3.13B
  3. $2.01B

In 2015, the top outbound Idaho domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $6.23B, followed by California with $3.13B and Utah and $2.01B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Idaho shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Idaho awarded 23,231 degrees. The student population of Idaho is skewed towards women, with 56,907 male students and 76,441 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Idaho are White (17,791 and 79.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,969 and 8.85%), Unknown (900 and 4.04%), and Two or More Races (703 and 3.16%).

The largest universities in Idaho by number of degrees awarded are Brigham Young University-Idaho (6,057 and 26.1%), Boise State University (4,706 and 20.3%), and University of Idaho (2,666 and 11.5%).

The most popular majors in Idaho are General Studies (2,576 and 11.1%), General Business Administration & Management (1,217 and 5.24%), and Registered Nursing (1,061 and 4.57%).

The median tuition costs in Idaho are $18,021 for private four year colleges, and $5,386 and $20,280 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 863 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 779 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 555 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Idaho was General Business Administration & Management with 863 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,057 degrees awarded
  2. 4,706 degrees awarded
  3. 2,666 degrees awarded
$5,386
Median In-State Public
$18,021
Median Private

In 2017, the Idaho institution with the largest number of graduating students was Brigham Young University-Idaho with 6,057 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9,739
Degrees Awarded to Men
13,492
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 9,739 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Idaho, which is 0.722 times less than the 13,492 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Idaho by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    17,791 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,969 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    900 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Idaho were to White students. These 17,791 degrees mean that there were 9.04 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,969 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Idaho was $233,100 in 2018, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $207,100 to $233,100, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Idaho is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Idaho have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Idaho is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$233,100
2018 Median
± $3,293
$207,100
2017 Median
± $3,368

In 2018, the median property value in Idaho grew to to $233,100 from the previous year's value of $207,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Idaho compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Idaho the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,583
Median Household Income
± $915
640k
Number of Households
± 13,275

In 2018, the median household income of the 640k households in Idaho grew to $55,583 from the previous year's value of $52,225.

The following chart displays the households in Idaho 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Idaho distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Idaho the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
2018 Homeownership
69.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.7% of the housing units in Idaho were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Idaho compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Idaho have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Idaho have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.7%
  2. Carpooled
    8.94%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.21%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Idaho was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.94%) and those who Worked At Home (6.21%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Idaho distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Idaho have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

N/A% of the population of Idaho has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Idaho was $6,927 in 2014. This is a 5.07% increase from the previous year ($6,593).

Primary care physicians in Idaho see 1555 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1560 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1541 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 523 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.3%). Additionally, Minidoka County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,555 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Idaho

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,555 patients per year. This represents a 0.321% decrease from the previous year (1,560 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Idaho.
$6,927
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Idaho
$3,560
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,069
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,737
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Idaho (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.07%, from $6,593 to $6,927.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Idaho N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Idaho changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.3% prevalence
  2. 11.1% prevalence
  3. 11.1% prevalence

Bingham County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Idaho, at 11.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Idaho by county over multiple years.

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