Gooding County, Idaho

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Gooding County, Idaho
Seal of Gooding County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Gooding County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 28, 1913
Named for Frank R. Gooding
Seat Gooding
Largest city Gooding
Area
 • Total 734 sq mi (1,901 km2)
 • Land 729 sq mi (1,888 km2)
 • Water 4.7 sq mi (12 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 15,464
 • Density 21/sq mi (8/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.goodingcounty.org

Gooding County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,464.[1] Its county seat is Gooding.[2] The county was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 28, 1913, by a partition of Lincoln County. It is named for Frank R. Gooding, an early 20th Century governor and United States Senator from Idaho.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 734 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 729 square miles (1,890 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 6,427
1930 7,419 15.4%
1940 9,544 28.6%
1950 8,730 −8.5%
1960 9,544 9.3%
1970 8,645 −9.4%
1980 11,874 37.4%
1990 11,633 −2.0%
2000 14,155 21.7%
2010 15,464 9.2%
Est. 2013 15,080 −2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 14,155 people, 5,046 households, and 3,718 families residing in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 5,505 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.59% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 8.24% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. 17.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.9% were of English, 13.7% German, 10.9% American and 6.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 5,046 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.30% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 25.10% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,888, and the median income for a family was $36,290. Males had a median income of $25,321 versus $17,903 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,612. About 11.20% of families and 13.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 11.30% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 42°58′N 114°48′W / 42.97°N 114.80°W / 42.97; -114.80