Mountain Home, ID

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
28,752
1.25% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mike Crapo
Republican Party
US Senator
Jim Risch
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.3
0.92% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
15.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,000
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$235,200
32.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mountain Home, ID had a population of 28.8k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $55,000. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mountain Home, ID grew from 28,396 to 28,752, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $48,475 to $55,000, a 13.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mountain Home, ID are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.91%), White (Hispanic) (5.25%), Other (Hispanic) (4.67%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%).

None of the households in Mountain Home, 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.

95% of the residents in Mountain Home, ID are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Mountain Home, ID was $235,200, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Mountain Home, ID drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Mountain Home, ID was 2 cars per household.

Mountain Home, ID borders Boise City, ID, Hailey, ID, and Twin Falls, ID.

Population & Diversity

Mountain Home, ID is home to a population of 28.8k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.95% of Mountain Home, ID residents were born outside of the country (2.57k people).

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.4k people) in Mountain Home, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95% of Mountain Home, ID residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mountain Home, ID was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mountain Home, ID
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 264
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.99k ± 469
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 369
17.9%
Hispanic Population
5.14k people

In 2022, there were 10.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.4k people) in Mountain Home, ID than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.9% of the people in Mountain Home, ID are hispanic (5.14k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

8.95%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.57k people
9.97%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.83k people

As of 2022, 8.95% of Mountain Home, ID residents (2.57k 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 Mountain Home, ID was 9.97%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,814 ± 319
  2. Vietnam
    857 ± 164
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    594 ± 177

Mountain Home, ID has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mountain Home, ID employs 10k people. The largest industries in Mountain Home, ID are Retail Trade (1,629 people), Manufacturing (1,185 people), and Public Administration (982 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($108,295), Wholesale Trade ($65,400), and Public Administration ($51,014).

Occupations

10k
2022 Value
± 797
−0.842%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mountain Home, ID declined at a rate of −0.842%, from 10.1k employees to 10k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mountain Home, ID, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,168 people), Sales & Related Occupations (884 people), and Management Occupations (778 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mountain Home, ID.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10k
2022 Value
± 797
−0.842%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mountain Home, ID declined at a rate of −0.842%, from 10.1k employees to 10k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mountain Home, ID, are Retail Trade (1,629 people), Manufacturing (1,185 people), and Public Administration (982 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mountain Home, ID, though some of these residents may live in Mountain Home, 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

$44,626
Median earning men ± $3,717
$28,086
Median earning women ± $2,120

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($65,850), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,238), and Public Administration ($51,060).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,789), Manufacturing ($34,052), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($33,088).

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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. 142
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 120
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 92
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Idaho went to Donald J. Trump with 63.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (33.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.89%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Idaho over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mountain Home, ID was $235,200 in 2022, which is 0.834 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $177,300 to $235,200, a 32.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Mountain Home, ID is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mountain Home, ID have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mountain Home, ID is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mountain Home, ID is $55,000. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Mountain Home, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $88,906, followed by Ada County, ID and Blaine County, ID, with respective values of $83,881 and $81,794.

Property

$235,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,355
$6,728
Median Property Taxes
±$592

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

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

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2022
72%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.5% of the housing units in Mountain Home, ID were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mountain Home, ID was Teton County, ID with a value of $88,906, followed by Ada County, ID and Blaine County, ID, with respective values of $83,881 and $81,794.

The following map shows all of the counties in Mountain Home, ID colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,000
Median Household Income
± $3,487
10.8k
Number of Households
± 769

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Mountain Home, ID grew to $55,000 from the previous year's value of $48,475.

The following chart displays the households in Mountain Home, 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 Mountain Home, 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.

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

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.22%)

In 2022, 83.4% of workers in Mountain Home, ID drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (3.22%).

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

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mountain Home, ID have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.2% of the workforce in Mountain Home, 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 Mountain Home, ID distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mountain Home, ID have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mountain Home, ID (3.29k out of 27.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mountain Home, ID is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

87.6% of the population of Mountain Home, ID has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 13.8% on Medicaid, 8.56% on Medicare, 21.3% on non-group plans, and 18.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Idaho see 1517 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1528 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1511 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 435 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,517 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Idaho

Primary care physicians in Idaho see an average of 1,517 patients per year. This represents a 0.72% decrease from the previous year (1,528 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.2% under 18 years, 21.5% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
25.5%
Employer Coverage
13.8%
Medicaid
8.56%
Medicare
21.3%
Non-Group
18.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mountain Home, ID declined by 15.8% from 14.7% to 12.4%.

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

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