Census data: Idaho is the 6th youngest state
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho remains one of the youngest states in the nation as the state’s population growth and house prices drive the highest national rates, according to newly released results. from the US Census Bureau’s 2016-2020 American Community Survey.
The publication includes new tables on the employed civilian population (aged 16 and over), as well as data on computer and Internet use.
Some of the statistically significant changes for Idaho include:
Idaho remained the sixth youngest state in the nation with a median age of 36.6. Utah maintained its youngest rank with a median age of 31.1. With the exception of North Dakota, all 50 states and the District of Columbia saw an increase in median age. The country’s median age was 38.2 and is slightly higher than its median age of 37.6 in 2015.
Table of median ages
The states with the highest or highest median age were concentrated on the US East Coast, starting with Maine (44.8), New Hampshire (43), Vermont (42, 8 years old), West Virginia (42.7 years old), Florida (42.2 years old). ), Connecticut (41.1 years), Delaware (41 years) and Pennsylvania (40.9 years).
The average commute time for Idahoans fell from 20.2 minutes to 21.2 minutes.
The percentage of Idahoans working from home increased from 5.9% to 7.8%.
Three Idaho counties with popular tourist destinations reported the highest incidence of telecommuting: Blaine County at 12.8%, Teton County at 14.1%, and Valley County at 15.5%.
Idaho’s median household income rose 13.1% from $52,096 to $58,915, excluding inflation.
Idaho counties with the highest median household income are Teton ($73,274), Ada ($69,952), Jefferson ($65,577), Blaine ($54,627), and Valley ($63,115) .
Five counties saw declines in median household income: Bear Lake (-0.9%), Blaine (-0.8%), Caribou (-7.8%), Elmore (-4.9%) and Shoshone (-0.8%).
Idaho ranked fourth nationally with 4.4% of the population coming from another state. Other states with high immigration include the District of Columbia (8.2%), North Dakota and Wyoming (both at 4.5%).
Nearly 17% of Idaho’s population moved during the 2016-2020 period, while about 14% of the nation’s population moved during the same period.
The median age of those moving to Idaho from out of state was 28.7.
At 8.5%, a significant portion of Idaho’s population moved within the same county during 2016-2020. The national rate was 7.7%.
States with the highest levels of movement within a single county were mostly in the western United States and included Nevada at 11.2%, Arizona at 10.8%, Washington at 9 .8%, Alaska and the District of Columbia at 9.7%, Wyoming at 9.4%, Utah. at 9.3%, Oregon and Oklahoma at 9.1%.
Housing and Households
Idaho’s household count grew 8.4%, with owners accounting for 71% of occupied units and renters accounting for 29%.
The share of renters has declined over the past five years, while owner-occupied housing has increased.
The US Census Bureau had to use a revised methodology for the release of American Community Survey 2016-2020 data to account for a low response rate and nonresponse bias caused by disruptions in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The American Community Survey was founded before the 2010 census and released its first set of multi-year estimates in 2008. It replaced the long-form decennial census to provide more current statistics, rather than waiting every 10 years.
The survey contacts 3.5 million addresses per year covering more than 40 topics and creating 1,140 detailed tables, 83 topic tables, five comparison profiles, narrative profiles and several online census tools. Survey data is used to help allocate more than $675 billion in federal funds.
The data is available at data.census.gov.