Bingham County, Idaho

Bingham County is in southeastern Idaho, north, northwest and northeast of American Falls Reservoir. A large part of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation is here. Some folks say Bingham County was named after Elisha E. Bingham, a man who won a race from Blackfoot to Boise that earned him the right to have the county named after him. Bingham County was founded in 1885 and contains 2,095 square miles of land and 26 square miles of water. The county seat is Blackfoot.

Fast Facts about Bingham County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 76.2%
Hispanic: 15.6%
Native American: 5.1%
Asian: 0.6%
African-American: 0.5%
Two or More Races: 1.8%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 68%
Government Sector: 21%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 21 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Bingham County: 83.2
2009 Estimates:
Population: 44,668
Males: 22,338
Females: 22,330
Median Resident Age: 29.7 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $43,500
Estimated Median Home Value: $123,500
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Agriculture & Forestry, Health Care, Construction, Food Processing, Lodging & Food Services, Government, Professional Services, Social Services, Finance & Insurance Services
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