Washington County, Idaho

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Washington County, Idaho
Washington County Courthouse, Weiser.jpg
Seal of Washington County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1879
Named for George Washington
Seat Weiser
Largest city Weiser
Area
 • Total 1,474 sq mi (3,818 km2)
 • Land 1,453 sq mi (3,763 km2)
 • Water 21 sq mi (54 km2), 1.4%
Population
 • (2010) 10,198
 • Density 7.0/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.washington.id.us

Washington County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,198.[1] The county seat and largest city is Weiser,[2] with over half of the county's population. The county was established in 1879 when Idaho was a territory and named after U.S. president George Washington.

Washington County is home to the Idaho ground squirrel.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,474 square miles (3,820 km2), of which 1,453 square miles (3,760 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54 km2) (1.4%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 879
1890 3,836 336.4%
1900 6,882 79.4%
1910 11,101 61.3%
1920 9,424 −15.1%
1930 7,962 −15.5%
1940 8,853 11.2%
1950 8,576 −3.1%
1960 8,378 −2.3%
1970 7,633 −8.9%
1980 8,803 15.3%
1990 8,550 −2.9%
2000 9,977 16.7%
2010 10,198 2.2%
Est. 2014 10,021 [4] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 9,977 people, 3,762 households, and 2,738 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,138 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.61% White, 1.03% Asian, 0.66% Native American, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.17% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 13.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.7% were of German, 14.3% English, 10.1% American and 7.7% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,762 households out of which 32.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $35,542. Males had a median income of $27,222 versus $18,053 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,464. About 10.00% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.60% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,198 people, 4,034 households, and 2,803 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 7.0 inhabitants per square mile (2.7/km2). There were 4,529 housing units at an average density of 3.1 per square mile (1.2/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 86.6% white, 1.0% American Indian, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 9.1% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 16.8% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 20.0% were English, 18.2% were German, 14.8% were Irish, and 9.6% were American.[12]

Of the 4,034 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.5% were non-families, and 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 43.6 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $36,542 and the median income for a family was $46,970. Males had a median income of $36,765 versus $26,406 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,015. About 10.9% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Education[edit]

The county is served by three school districts:[14]

  • Weiser District #431[15]
    • Weiser High School
    • Weiser Middle School
    • Park Intermediate School
    • Pioneer Primary School.
  • Cambridge Joint District #432[14]
    • Cambridge Junior-Senior High School
    • Cambridge Elementary School
  • Midvale District #433[16]
    • Midvale Senior High School.
    • Midvale Junior High School
    • Midvale Elementary School

Communities[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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  14. ^ a b Education, Idaho State Department of (2009-04-15). "Idaho Educational Directory 2008-09" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-05-26.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Education" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  15. ^ District, Weiser School (2008). "Welcome to Weiser Schools!". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  16. ^ District, Midvale School (2009). "Home". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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Coordinates: 44°27′N 116°47′W / 44.45°N 116.78°W / 44.45; -116.78