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(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Gem County, Idaho)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 3,671

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 168

Female householder, no husband present : 686

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 1,450

Householder not living alone : 323


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Gem County, Idaho)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 5

Male householder and female partner : 157

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 169

All other households : 5,967


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Gem County, Idaho)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 3,188

Renter-occupied housing units : 483

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 108

Renter-occupied housing units : 60

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 429

Renter-occupied housing units : 257

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 1,262

Renter-occupied housing units : 511


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Gem County, Idaho)

Less than $10,000 : 441

$10,000 to $14,999 : 386

$15,000 to $19,999 : 418

$20,000 to $24,999 : 628

$25,000 to $29,999 : 508

$30,000 to $34,999 : 255

$35,000 to $39,999 : 363

$40,000 to $44,999 : 427

$45,000 to $49,999 : 271

$50,000 to $59,999 : 802

$60,000 to $74,999 : 536

$75,000 to $99,999 : 676

$100,000 to $124,999 : 296

$125,000 to $149,999 : 131

$150,000 to $199,999 : 125

$200,000 or more : 35


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Gem County, Idaho)

Total : 6,720


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Gem County, Idaho)

Occupied : 6,298

Vacant : 422


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Gem County, Idaho)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Gem County, Idaho)

Built 2005 or later : 341

Built 2000 to 2004 : 772

Built 1990 to 1999 : 1,114

Built 1980 to 1989 : 716

Built 1970 to 1979 : 1,568

Built 1960 to 1969 : 430

Built 1950 to 1959 : 420

Built 1940 to 1949 : 517

Built 1939 or earlier : 842


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Gem County, Idaho)

Utility gas : 1,776

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 527

Electricity : 2,843

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 253

Coal or coke : 41

Wood : 728

Solar energy : 11

Other fuel : 119

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Gem County, Idaho)

Less than $10,000 : 77

$10,000 to $14,999 : 46

$15,000 to $19,999 : 21

$20,000 to $24,999 : 28

$25,000 to $29,999 : 14

$30,000 to $34,999 : 45

$35,000 to $39,999 : 21

$40,000 to $49,999 : 36

$50,000 to $59,999 : 48

$60,000 to $69,999 : 117

$70,000 to $79,999 : 108

$80,000 to $89,999 : 218

$90,000 to $99,999 : 231

$100,000 to $124,999 : 580

$125,000 to $149,999 : 643

$150,000 to $174,999 : 724

$175,000 to $199,999 : 421

$200,000 to $249,999 : 419

$250,000 to $299,999 : 330

$300,000 to $399,999 : 494

$400,000 to $499,999 : 165

$500,000 to $749,999 : 122

$750,000 to $999,999 : 30

$1,000,000 or more : 49


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Gem County, Idaho)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 242

Home equity loan only : 400

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 57

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 2,661

Housing units without a mortgage : 1,627


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Gem County, Idaho)

Built 2005 or later : $207,700

Built 2000 to 2004 : $193,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $226,100

Built 1980 to 1989 : $168,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $133,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $136,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $113,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $131,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $147,200


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Gem County, Idaho: 71.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Idaho: 69.6%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Gem County, Idaho

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 19 19 $1,382,516
  Two Family 2 4 $164,807
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

21 23 $1,547,323
2000        
  Single Family 77 77 $8,081,424
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 3 36 $1,973,477
  Total

80 113 $10,054,901
2001        
  Single Family 60 60 $6,804,558
  Two Family 1 2 $108,948
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 30 $1,192,631
  Total

62 92 $8,106,137
2002        
  Single Family 100 100 $10,392,743
  Two Family 4 8 $569,410
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 15 $467,630
  Total

105 123 $11,429,783
2003        
  Single Family 107 107 $13,785,833
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

107 107 $13,785,833
2004        
  Single Family 131 131 $19,550,519
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

131 131 $19,550,519
2005        
  Single Family 213 213 $30,639,715
  Two Family 1 2 $126,464
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

214 215 $30,766,179
2006        
  Single Family 165 165 $23,920,343
  Two Family 2 4 $419,013
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $280,198
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

168 172 $24,619,554


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Gem County, ID): $34,460
Median Household Income In 2000 (Idaho): $37,572


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Gem County): $99,500
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Idaho): $102,100


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Gem County, Idaho

Utility Gas: 28.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 8.8%
Electricity: 42.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 4.5%
Coal Or Coke: 0.5%
Wood: 14.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 1.5%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Gem County, Idaho

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 31.13%
  • Juvenile facilities : 3.97%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 50.33%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 14.57%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Gem County): $502
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Idaho): $515
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Gem County): $655


(updated 2010)



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