Elmore County, Idaho

Elmore County, Idaho
Cities & Towns:
Glenns Ferry
Mountain Home

Elmore County is in southwestern Idaho. Elmore County was named for the Ida Elmore Mines, the biggest gold and silver producers in the area, back in the 1860's. Elmore County was founded in 1889 and contains 3,078 square miles of land and 23 square miles of water. The county seat is Mountain Home.

Fast Facts about Elmore County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 76.6%
Hispanic: 14.0%
African-American: 1.4%
Native American: 2.4%
Two or More Races: 3.9%
Asian: 1.1%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 66%
Government Sector: 26%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 7%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 9 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Elmore County: 85.3
2009 Estimates:
Population: 28,820
Males: 15,909
Females: 12,911
Median Resident Age: 29.1 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $42,100
Estimated Median Home Value: $144,300
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Health Care, Agriculture & Forestry, Government, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Computers & Electronic Products, Finance & Insurance Services, Retail Services, Waste Management Services
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