Butte County, ID

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2022 Population
2,605
1.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
2.71% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.1%
3.74% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$37,358
10.1% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$194,700
20% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Butte County, ID had a population of 2.61k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $37,358. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Butte County, ID grew from 2,573 to 2,605, a 1.24% increase and its median household income declined from $41,552 to $37,358, a −10.1% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butte County, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.23%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.576%).

None of the households in Butte 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.

97.5% of the residents in Butte County, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Butte County, ID was $194,700, and the homeownership rate was 78.9%.

Most people in Butte County, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Butte County, ID was 3 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Butte County, ID is home to a population of 2.61k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.8% of Butte County, ID residents were born outside of the country (73 people).

In 2022, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.31k people) in Butte County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 70 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.5% of Butte County, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Butte County, ID was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Butte County, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.31k ± 85
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    138 ± 79.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    70 ± 50
5.49%
Hispanic Population
143 people

In 2022, there were 16.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.31k people) in Butte County, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 70 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.49% of the people in Butte County, ID are hispanic (143 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
73 people
3.38%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
87 people

As of 2022, 2.8% of Butte County, ID residents (73 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 Butte County, ID was 3.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    96 ± 52
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 38
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    25 ± 22

Butte County, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Butte County, ID employs 1.05k people. The largest industries in Butte County, ID are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (185 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (142 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (126 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,892), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,588), and Construction ($86,042).

Occupations

1.05k
2022 Value
± 177
6.92%
1 Year growth
± 22.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Butte County, ID grew at a rate of 6.92%, from 982 employees to 1.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butte County, ID, are Management Occupations (124 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (108 people), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (104 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butte County, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.05k
2022 Value
± 177
6.92%
1 Year growth
± 22.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Butte County, ID grew at a rate of 6.92%, from 982 employees to 1.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butte County, ID, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (185 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (142 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (126 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butte County, ID, though some of these residents may live in Butte 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

$35,208
Median earning men ± $11,478
$19,196
Median earning women ± $15,466

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($109,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($86,858), and Construction ($86,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($78,333), Public Administration ($36,058), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($35,270).

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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. 16
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 14
    Retail Trade
  3. 13
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Butte County, ID went to Donald J. Trump with 84.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.3%), followed by Other (0.989%).

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 Butte County, ID was $194,700 in 2022, which is 0.691 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,300 to $194,700, a 20% increase. The homeownership rate in Butte County, ID is 78.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Butte County, ID have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Butte County, ID is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Property

$194,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,075
$808
Median Property Taxes
±$125

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 Butte County, ID the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Butte County, ID compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.9% of the housing units in Butte County, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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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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$37,358
Median Household Income
± $13,043
1.02k
Number of Households
± 153

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.02k households in Butte County, ID declined from $37,358 from the previous year's value of $41,552.

The following chart displays the households in Butte 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 $30k - $35k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Butte 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 (65.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.1%)
  3. Carpooled (10.1%)

In 2022, 65.9% of workers in Butte County, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.1%) and those who carpooled to work (10.1%).

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butte County, ID have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Butte County, ID have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butte County, ID (568 out of 2.57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Butte 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

92.5% of the population of Butte County, ID has health coverage, with 39.6% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.95% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.52%
Uninsured
39.6%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.95%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butte County, ID declined by 11.4% from 8.49% to 7.52%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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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 34.1% in Butte County, ID.

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