Adams County, Idaho

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Adams County, Idaho
Adams County Courthouse, Council, Idaho.jpg
Adams County Courthouse
Seal of Adams County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded March 3, 1911
Named for John Adams
Seat Council
Largest city Council
Area
 • Total 1,370 sq mi (3,548 km2)
 • Land 1,363 sq mi (3,530 km2)
 • Water 6.7 sq mi (17 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 3,976
 • Density 2.9/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.adams.id.us

Adams County is a rural county located in the state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census the county had a population of 3,976,[1] making it the fifth-least populous county in Idaho. The county seat and largest city is Council.[2] The county was established in 1911 and was named in honor of President John Adams.[3]

Adams County is home to the Brundage Mountain ski area, northeast of New Meadows, and the Idaho ground squirrel.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,370 square miles (3,500 km2), of which 1,363 square miles (3,530 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,966
1930 2,867 −3.3%
1940 3,407 18.8%
1950 3,347 −1.8%
1960 2,978 −11.0%
1970 2,877 −3.4%
1980 3,347 16.3%
1990 3,254 −2.8%
2000 3,476 6.8%
2010 3,976 14.4%
Est. 2013 3,828 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,476 people, 1,421 households, and 1,031 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.5 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,982 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.29% White, 1.41% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.6% were of American, 17.9% German, 11.8% English and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,421 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 4.60% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 32.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,423, and the median income for a family was $32,335. Males had a median income of $29,097 versus $14,408 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,908. About 11.70% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Idaho.gov - Adams County - accessed 2009-06-05
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 44°54′N 116°27′W / 44.90°N 116.45°W / 44.90; -116.45