Idaho Median household income, 2006-2010 by County

Data Item State
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Median household income, 2006-2010 - (US Dollars)
County Value
Ada 55,835
Adams 36,004
Bannock 44,848
Bear Lake 43,374
Benewah 37,500
Bingham 44,128
Blaine 61,854
Boise 48,789
Bonner 41,943
Bonneville 50,445
Boundary 37,712
Butte 39,413
Camas 44,145
Canyon 43,218
Caribou 44,958
Cassia 39,866
Clark 40,909
Clearwater 41,835
Custer 41,910
Elmore 43,089
Franklin 45,682
Fremont 42,523
Gem 42,794
Gooding 37,228
Idaho 34,536
Jefferson 51,579
Jerome 39,188
Kootenai 46,336
Latah 36,974
Lemhi 36,411
Lewis 35,808
Lincoln 45,714
Madison 35,461
Minidoka 40,350
Nez Perce 44,395
Oneida 44,599
Owyhee 33,441
Payette 43,559
Power 40,843
Shoshone 36,654
Teton 53,364
Twin Falls 42,455
Valley 50,851
Washington 36,542

Value for Idaho (US Dollars): $46,423

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year.


Median household income

Income of Households - This includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, average household income is usually less than average family income. Although the household income statistics cover the past 12 months, the characteristics of individuals and the composition of households refer to the time of interview. Thus, the income of the household does not include amounts received by individuals who were members of the household during all or part of the past 12 months if these individuals no longer resided in the household at the time of interview. Similarly, income amounts reported by individuals who did not reside in the household during the past 12 months but who were members of the household at the time of interview are included. However, the composition of most households was the same during the past 12 months as at the time of interview.

The median divides the income distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median income and one-half above the median. For households and families, the median income is based on the distribution of the total number of households and families including those with no income. The median income for individuals is based on individuals 15 years old and over with income. Median income for households, families, and individuals is computed on the basis of a standard distribution.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

Since answers to income questions are frequently based on memory and not on records, many people tended to forget minor or sporadic sources of income and, therefore, underreport their income. Underreporting tends to be more pronounced for income sources that are not derived from earnings, such as public assistance, interest, dividends, and net rental income.

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