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Date: 6/27/2017
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Idaho’s Hispanic Population Increases 3.3 Percent from 2015-2016

Idaho’s Hispanic population grew 3.3 percent between mid-2015 and mid-2016, up from a 2.9 percent increase the prior year, bringing total Hispanic residents to 297,740, according to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Hispanic population has increased 18 percent since the 2010 census, an additional 31,833 people. Since 1981, the first year the Census Bureau began tracking Hispanic population, Idaho’s lowest annual growth rate for Hispanics was 2 percent between mid-2011 and mid-2012.

Nationally, the Hispanic population grew by 2 percent to 57.5 million people over the year.

Idaho’s Asian population increased 5.3 percent numerically accounting for 1,121 additional people. Individuals who selected “two or more races” on the Census survey also had an increase of 5.3 percent, an addition of 2,015 people, from mid-2015 to mid-2016.

The state’s Black population increased by 627, up 4.6 percent, to 14,183. American Indian and Alaska Native added 590 people bringing their population to 29,457, a 2 percent increase. The smallest group - the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander – experienced a 4.8 percent increase – or 161 people - for a total population of 3,514.

While Whites had the largest numeric increase of 25,655 individuals, up 15,736 from one year earlier, the growth rate was 1.7 percent, the lowest of all race categories.

Canyon County has the largest Hispanic population and had the largest numeric increase of Hispanics at 1,675, a 3.3 percent growth rate, to 53,017. Ada County was second with a Hispanic population in mid-2016 of 35,900, an increase of 8.1 percent from mid-2015 or 1,670 people. Twin Falls County had the third largest numeric increase of 632 people or 5 percent, followed by Bonneville County with an increase of 499 people, a 3.6 percent increase.

Six counties had a decrease in the Hispanic population – Bear Lake, Benewah, Butte, Lemhi, Lewis and Lincoln. The decreases ranged from one in Bear Lake, Butte and Lewis counties to a loss of 26 in Lemhi County. Camas and Idaho counties saw no change in Hispanic population.

Hispanics accounted for 12.3 percent of the state’s population in mid-2016, up from 11.3 percent in mid-2010. Hispanics between the ages of 20 and 39 had the largest numeric increase at 2,265 with the 40 to 64 age group a close second with 2,116. The over-65 age group had the highest growth rate at 8.9 percent. This ethnic section of Idaho’s population is aging nearly twice as fast as the state as a whole.

For more on the national view of the new population data, visit the Census Bureau website at https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-100.html

2016 Idaho Hispanic Population

Area

Hispanic Population

# Change from 2015

% Change from 2015

% of Total Population

Total Population

State of Idaho

207,743

6,600

3.3%

12.3%

1,683,140

Ada

35,900

1,670

4.9%

8.1%

444,028

Adams

136

15

12.4%

3.5%

3,900

Bannock

7,129

211

3.1%

8.4%

84,377

Bear Lake

248

-1

-0.4%

4.2%

5,945

Benewah

301

-7

-2.3%

3.3%

9,092

Bingham

8,066

33

0.4%

17.8%

45,201

Blaine

4,724

170

3.7%

21.7%

21,791

Boise

290

20

7.4%

4.1%

7,124

Bonner

1,245

7

0.6%

2.9%

42,536

Bonneville

14,349

499

3.6%

12.8%

112,232

Boundary

587

76

14.9%

5.0%

11,681

Butte

125

-1

-0.8%

5.0%

2,501

Camas

84

0

0.0%

7.8%

1,072

Canyon

53,017

1,675

3.3%

25.0%

211,698

Caribou

379

38

11.1%

5.5%

6,887

Cassia

6,439

64

1.0%

27.4%

23,504

Clark

371

1

0.3%

43.1%

860

Clearwater

362

13

3.7%

4.3%

8,497

Custer

182

5

2.8%

4.4%

4,096

Elmore

4,261

73

1.7%

16.4%

26,018

Franklin

910

18

2.0%

6.8%

13,406

Fremont

1,587

5

0.3%

12.3%

12,943

Gem

1,442

69

5.0%

8.4%

17,184

Gooding

4,443

70

1.6%

29.3%

15,185

Idaho

530

0

0.0%

3.3%

16,156

Jefferson

2,946

97

3.4%

10.6%

27,839

Jerome

7,887

70

0.9%

34.3%

22,994

Kootenai

6,757

348

5.4%

4.4%

154,311

Latah

1,678

62

3.8%

4.3%

39,196

Lemhi

239

-26

-9.8%

3.1%

7,723

Lewis

169

-1

-0.6%

4.4%

3,853

Lincoln

1,586

-20

-1.2%

30.1%

5,271

Madison

2,909

97

3.4%

7.4%

39,048

Minidoka

7,180

225

3.2%

34.8%

20,616

Nez Perce

1,552

15

1.0%

3.8%

40,369

Oneida

192

10

5.5%

4.4%

4,343

Owyhee

3,038

7

0.2%

26.7%

11,389

Payette

4,033

110

2.8%

17.5%

23,026

Power

2,622

96

3.8%

34.3%

7,654

Shoshone

433

14

3.3%

3.5%

12,452

Teton

1,866

7

0.4%

17.0%

10,960

Twin Falls

13,275

632

5.0%

15.9%

83,514

Valley

493

48

10.8%

4.7%

10,496

Washington

1,781

86

5.1%

17.5%

10,172

SOURCE: US Bureau of Census, Annual Estimates of the Residential Population by Sex, Age, Race and Hispanic Orgin: April 1, 2010 - July 1, 2015

Released: June 22, 2017

       

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