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Minidoka County, Idaho

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Minidoka County
Minidoka County Courthouse
Minidoka County Courthouse
Official seal of Minidoka County

Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Minidoka County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho

Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°51′N 113°38′W / 42.85°N 113.64°W / 42.85; -113.64
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedJanuary 28, 1913
Named forDakota Sioux word meaning "a fountain or spring of water."
SeatRupert
Largest cityRupert
Area
 • Total763 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Land758 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Water5.3 sq mi (14 km2)  0.7%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total20,069
 • Estimate 
(2018)
20,825
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.minidoka.id.us

Minidoka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,069.[1] The county seat and largest city is Rupert.[2]

Minidoka County is part of the Burley, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The name Minidoka is of Dakota Sioux origin meaning "a fountain or spring of water."[3] Minidoka was first used in 1883 as a name for the Union Pacific's Oregon Short Line, a railroad spur in the middle of the Snake River Plain. The spur later became the site of a watering station along the line. The village of Minidoka grew up next to the station. The Minidoka name was then given to a reclamation project under then President Theodore Roosevelt which included the construction of the Minidoka Dam, completed in 1904. Minidoka National Historic Site (in Jerome County) was part of the original reclamation project and hence shares the name. Minidoka County was created by the Idaho Legislature on January 28, 1913, by a partition of Lincoln County.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 763 square miles (1,980 km2), of which 758 square miles (1,960 km2) is land and 5.3 square miles (14 km2) (0.7%) is water.[5]

It is part of the Magic Valley region of the Snake River Plain. Irrigated farmland covers the southern part of the county, while lava beds cover the northern portion. The elevation is generally in the range of 4,200 feet (1,300 m) to 4,500 feet (1,400 m). The Snake River forms the county's southern boundary.

Adjacent Counties

National protected area

Highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19209,035
19308,403−7.0%
19409,87017.5%
19509,785−0.9%
196014,39447.1%
197015,7319.3%
198019,71825.3%
199019,361−1.8%
200020,1744.2%
201020,069−0.5%
Est. 201820,825[6]3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2018[1]

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 20,176 people, 6,973 households, and 5,362 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 7,498 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.07% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 17.83% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. 25.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.1% were of English, 12.9% German and 12.0% American ancestry.

There were 6,973 households out of which 38.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.40% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.10% were non-families. 20.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.60% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 20.90% 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 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,021, and the median income for a family was $36,500. Males had a median income of $28,977 versus $19,521 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,813. About 11.90% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.90% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 20,069 people, 7,170 households, and 5,315 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 26.5 inhabitants per square mile (10.2/km2). There were 7,665 housing units at an average density of 10.1 per square mile (3.9/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 80.2% white, 1.2% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 15.3% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 32.4% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 19.9% were German, 16.8% were English, 10.2% were American, and 6.5% were Irish.[14]

Of the 7,170 households, 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.9% were non-families, and 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.27. The median age was 35.3 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $40,350 and the median income for a family was $47,079. Males had a median income of $32,895 versus $22,271 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,747. About 9.4% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Education

The only public high school in the county is Minico High School near Rupert.

Cities

Politics

Like all of eastern Idaho, Minidoka County has been overwhelmingly Republican since the 1950s. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the county was Harry S. Truman in 1948, and the last to win a majority Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940.

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 71.1% 4,887 17.0% 1,167 11.9% 817
2012 78.0% 5,442 19.9% 1,390 2.0% 141
2008 73.8% 5,087 23.7% 1,630 2.5% 173
2004 80.5% 5,797 18.5% 1,331 1.0% 73
2000 75.3% 4,907 20.6% 1,344 4.1% 267
1996 56.8% 4,008 28.0% 1,977 15.2% 1,070
1992 44.6% 3,304 24.5% 1,815 31.0% 2,298
1988 65.7% 4,623 32.6% 2,290 1.7% 120
1984 80.0% 5,938 18.8% 1,398 1.1% 84
1980 74.2% 6,035 20.8% 1,689 5.0% 407
1976 56.4% 3,600 38.3% 2,441 5.3% 337
1972 68.7% 4,097 23.9% 1,423 7.5% 447
1968 56.3% 3,182 23.6% 1,332 20.2% 1,140
1964 52.4% 3,111 47.6% 2,827
1960 57.7% 3,360 42.3% 2,467
1956 63.6% 2,954 36.4% 1,692
1952 71.4% 3,128 28.6% 1,253
1948 48.2% 1,654 48.6% 1,668 3.2% 110
1944 52.0% 1,781 47.8% 1,635 0.2% 8
1940 49.8% 1,979 49.9% 1,982 0.3% 13
1936 30.6% 948 67.7% 2,095 1.7% 54
1932 33.6% 1,130 64.3% 2,164 2.2% 73
1928 61.2% 1,832 37.8% 1,132 1.1% 32
1924 39.9% 1,046 7.8% 204 52.3% 1,370
1920 59.1% 1,622 40.3% 1,107 0.6% 16
1916 36.2% 963 42.7% 1,135 21.1% 561

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Idaho History.net reference series, page #34
  4. ^ Idaho.gov - Minidoka County Archived August 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine accessed May 29, 2009
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 4, 2018.

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