Census 2010: Idaho › Bear Lake County

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(Mapping 100 largest census tracts, by 2010 population.)

Bear Lake County

Square miles: 1,049.4 Population per sq. mile: 6.1

  • 2010 population: 5,986
  • 2000 population: 6,411
  • Total change: -425 (-6.6%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 10.8%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 40.5 years old

Bear Lake County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native290.5%340.5%-14.7%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander10.0%30.0%-66.7%
Other race971.6%691.1%40.6%
Two or more races641.1%330.5%93.9%
*Hispanic origin2163.6%1542.4%40.3%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 1,636 (27.3%)

Diversity Index: 20.4%

Ages 18+

Population: 4,350 (72.7%)

Diversity Index: 10.9%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native100.6%190.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0%10.0%
Other race392.4%581.3%
Two or more races271.7%370.9%
*Hispanic origin996.1%1172.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population2,972 (49.6%)
Median age40
Population3,014 (50.4%)
Median age41
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1087114.6%43414.6%43714.5%
10 to 19 years89615.0%44414.9%45215.0%
20 to 29 years5288.8%2789.4%2508.3%
30 to 39 years66911.2%33111.1%33811.2%
40 to 49 years66911.2%32410.9%34511.4%
50 to 59 years86114.4%44615.0%41513.8%
60 to 69 years73712.3%36912.4%36812.2%
70 to 79 years4587.7%2167.3%2428.0%
80 and older2975.0%1304.4%1675.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 1,661 (72.8%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.6
Households 620 (27.2%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 901 39.5% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 544 23.8% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 40 1.8% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 33 1.4% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 56 2.5% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 87 3.8% ...
Single male living alone 268 11.7% n/a
Single female living alone 279 12.2% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 73 3.2% n/a
Total 2,281 100% n/a
Family households 1,661 72.8% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 664 29.1% ...
Non-family households 620 27.2% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 755 33.1% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.5
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties4.7%
Renter-occupied properties15.8%
Overall vacancy rate41.7%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant1,633 41.7%
For rent812.1%
Rented, but unoccupied50.1%
For sale922.4%
Sold, but unoccupied150.4%
Seasonal use only1,22631.3%
Other vacant units2145.5%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team