Payette County, Idaho

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Payette County, Idaho
Seal of Payette County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Payette County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded February 28, 1917
Named for Francois Payette
Seat Payette
Largest city Payette
Area
 • Total 410 sq mi (1,062 km2)
 • Land 407 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Water 3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.65%
Population
 • (2010) 22,623
 • Density 56/sq mi (22/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.payettecounty.org

Payette County is a county located in Idaho in the United States of America. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,623.[1] The county seat and largest city is Payette.[2]

Payette County is part of the Ontario, OR–ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The county was established in 1917, partitioned from Canyon County. It was named after the Payette River, which was named after French-Canadian François Payette. Payette, originally a fur trapper with the North West Company, was the first white man in the area in 1818.

Payette County is one of the few counties in Idaho to be the home to the endangered Idaho ground squirrel.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 410 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 407 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.8%) is water.[3] It is the smallest county in Idaho by area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Rivers[edit]

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 7,021
1930 7,318 4.2%
1940 9,511 30.0%
1950 11,921 25.3%
1960 12,363 3.7%
1970 12,401 0.3%
1980 15,722 26.8%
1990 16,434 4.5%
2000 20,578 25.2%
2010 22,623 9.9%
Est. 2013 22,610 −0.1%
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 20,578 people, 7,371 households, and 5,572 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 7,949 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.25% White, 0.87% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.57% from other races, and 2.33% from two or more races. 11.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 19.5% were of German, 13.5% English, 12.3% American and 8.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 7,371 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.00% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.40% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county the population was spread out with 30.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,046, and the median income for a family was $37,430. Males had a median income of $30,641 versus $21,421 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,924. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.70% of those under age 18 and 12.20% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The county is served by three school districts:

Payette Joint District 371[edit]

  • Payette High School
  • McCain Middle School
  • Payette Primary School
  • Westside Elementary School
  • Payette Night School

New Plymouth District 372[edit]

  • New Plymouth High School
  • New Plymouth Middle School
  • New Plymouth Elementary School

Fruitland District 373[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 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 July 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°01′N 116°46′W / 44.01°N 116.76°W / 44.01; -116.76