Census 2010: Idaho › Benewah County

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

Benewah County

Square miles: 783.9 Population per sq. mile: 12.0

  • 2010 population: 9,285
  • 2000 population: 9,171
  • Total change: 114 (1.2%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 27.3%
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: 44.8 years old

Benewah County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native8098.7%8208.9%-1.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander60.1%50.1%20.0%
Other race440.5%230.3%91.3%
Two or more races3323.6%1671.8%98.8%
*Hispanic origin2352.5%1421.5%65.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 2,201 (23.7%)

Diversity Index: 42.6%

Ages 18+

Population: 7,084 (76.3%)

Diversity Index: 22.9%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native28112.8%5287.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander20.1%40.1%
Other race120.5%320.5%
Two or more races1577.1%1752.5%
*Hispanic origin1074.9%1281.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population4,732 (51.0%)
Median age44.5
Population4,553 (49.0%)
Median age45
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,17812.7%60612.8%57212.6%
10 to 19 years1,23213.3%67214.2%56012.3%
20 to 29 years8058.7%4108.7%3958.7%
30 to 39 years8989.7%4228.9%47610.5%
40 to 49 years1,23913.3%61313.0%62613.7%
50 to 59 years1,52816.5%78316.5%74516.4%
60 to 69 years1,30414.0%66914.1%63513.9%
70 to 79 years7538.1%4078.6%3467.6%
80 and older3483.7%1503.2%1984.3%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 2.9
Households 2,571 (67.0%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.4
Households 1,266 (33.0%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,389 36.2% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 638 16.6% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 71 1.9% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 115 3.0% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 146 3.8% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 212 5.5% ...
Single male living alone 568 14.8% n/a
Single female living alone 481 12.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 217 5.7% n/a
Total 3,837 100% n/a
Family households 2,571 67.0% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 965 25.1% ...
Non-family households 1,266 33.0% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 1,220 31.8% 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 size2.4
Avg. household size2.4
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.2%
Renter-occupied properties7.2%
Overall vacancy rate17.1%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant792 17.1%
For rent701.5%
Rented, but unoccupied30.1%
For sale661.4%
Sold, but unoccupied270.6%
Seasonal use only49710.7%
Other vacant units1292.8%

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