Oneida County, Idaho
|Oneida County, Idaho|
Location in the state of Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 22, 1864|
|Named for||Oneida Lake, New York; the area from which most of the early settlers had emigrated.|
|Largest city||Malad City|
|• Total||1,201.61 sq mi (3,112 km2)|
|• Land||1,200.33 sq mi (3,109 km2)|
|• Water||1.28 sq mi (3 km2), 0.11%|
|• Density||3.4/sq mi (1/km²)|
|Time zone||Mountain: UTC-7/-6|
Oneida County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 Census the county had a population of 4,286, up from 4,125 in 2000. The county seat and largest city is Malad City. Most of the county's population lives in Malad City and the surrounding Malad Valley.
Oneida County was organized on January 22, 1864, as the second county organized under Idaho Territory. Its original boundaries were set at the 113th meridian, the Snake River, the 112th Meridian north of the Snake River, the Rocky Mountains, and the southern boundary of Idaho Territory. While older and more populous settlements existed within the boundaries of the new county, the original county seat was established at Soda Springs in present-day Caribou County because those older settlements were believed to be in Utah Territory until the southern boundary of Idaho Territory was surveyed in 1870. The county seat was moved to Malad City in 1866 because of its population growth and location on the freight road and stagecoach line between Corinne, Utah, and the mines in Butte, Montana.
Once among Idaho's largest counties in area and population, a portion was stricken to Dakota Territory in 1864 and additional territory was included in Wyoming Territory at its formation in 1868. Even after Bear Lake County was formed from southeastern Oneida County in 1875, Oneida County managed to be the most populous of Idaho's counties at the 1880 census with a population of 6,964. The county's area was further reduced with the establishment of Bingham County in 1885. A portion was taken to form Franklin and Power counties in 1913.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 1,201.61 square miles (3,112.2 km2), of which 1,200.33 square miles (3,108.8 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 1.28 square miles (3.3 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.
Elkhorn Peak is the county's highest point, at 9,095 feet (2,772 m) above sea level. Alternating valleys and ridges of mountains or hills typify the topography, with grassland and sagebrush covering most areas. The Curlew National Grassland lies within the county.
- Power County - north
- Bannock County - northeast
- Franklin County - east
- Cache County, Utah - southeast
- Box Elder County, Utah - south
- Cassia County - west
National protected areas
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,125 people, 1,430 households, and 1,092 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,755 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.50% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.36% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 2.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.2% were of English, 20.0% Welsh, 12.0% American, 7.1% German and 6.8% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,430 households out of which 38.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.50% were married couples living together, 4.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.85 and the average family size was 3.35.
In the county the population was spread out with 32.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 23.10% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.40 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $34,309, and the median income for a family was $38,341. Males had a median income of $29,730 versus $19,808 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,829. About 6.70% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 10.80% of those age 65 or over.
Arts and culture
Museums and other points of interest
- John V. Evans (b. 1925), Governor of Idaho (1977–87); born in Malad City
- William Marion Jardine (1879–1955), U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1925–29) and the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt; born in Oneida County.
- Oneida County QuickFacts, United States Census Bureau, 2009-02-20, accessed 2009-05-29.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Idaho.gov - Oneida County accessed 2009-05-29
- "An Act Creating the County of Oneida", Session Laws of Idaho Territory: 1863-1864, p. 625
- 1880 Census, v.1-08 p. 56
- "An Act to Create Bingham County and for Other Purposes", Session Laws of Idaho Territory: 1885, p. 41-43
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "William Marion Jardine". NNDB. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- Official website
- State of Idaho official site - Oneida County
- City-Data.com Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Oneida County
||Power County||Bannock County|
|Cassia County||Franklin County|
|Box Elder County, Utah||Cache County, Utah|