Census 2010: Idaho › Shoshone County

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

Shoshone County

Square miles: 2,635.1 Population per sq. mile: 4.9

  • 2010 population: 12,765
  • 2000 population: 13,771
  • Total change: -1,006 (-7.3%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 13.4%
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: 46.2 years old

Shoshone County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1831.4%2091.5%-12.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander120.1%100.1%20.0%
Other race680.5%680.5%0.0%
Two or more races2552.0%2391.7%6.7%
*Hispanic origin3803.0%2661.9%42.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 2,660 (20.8%)

Diversity Index: 22.4%

Ages 18+

Population: 10,105 (79.2%)

Diversity Index: 12.0%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native451.7%1381.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander10.0%110.1%
Other race210.8%470.5%
Two or more races903.4%1651.6%
*Hispanic origin1485.6%2322.3%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population6,424 (50.3%)
Median age45.5
Population6,341 (49.7%)
Median age46.8
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,35710.6%69110.8%66610.5%
10 to 19 years1,61312.6%84613.2%76712.1%
20 to 29 years1,0848.5%5578.7%5278.3%
30 to 39 years1,33010.4%66610.4%66410.5%
40 to 49 years1,73813.6%89613.9%84213.3%
50 to 59 years2,12016.6%1,06416.6%1,05616.7%
60 to 69 years1,79014.0%91314.2%87713.8%
70 to 79 years1,1078.7%5308.3%5779.1%
80 and older6264.9%2614.1%3655.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 2.8
Households 3,511 (62.6%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.3
Households 2,094 (37.4%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,903 34.0% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 813 14.5% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 131 2.3% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 176 3.1% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 213 3.8% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 275 4.9% ...
Single male living alone 884 15.8% n/a
Single female living alone 868 15.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 342 6.1% n/a
Total 5,605 100% n/a
Family households 3,511 62.6% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,264 22.6% ...
Non-family households 2,094 37.4% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 1,855 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 size2.3
Avg. household size2.3
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties5.2%
Renter-occupied properties15.8%
Overall vacancy rate20.6%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant1,456 20.6%
For rent3014.3%
Rented, but unoccupied200.3%
For sale2203.1%
Sold, but unoccupied260.4%
Seasonal use only6138.7%
Other vacant units2763.9%

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