Gem County, Idaho

Gem County, Idaho
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Gem County is in western Idaho, northwest of Boise. Gem County was probably named for the Idaho state nickname: "The Gem State." Gem County was founded in 1915 and contains 563 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water. The county seat is Emmett.

Fast Facts about Gem County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 88.5%
Hispanic: 8.4%
Two or More Races: 2.4%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 72%
Government Sector: 16%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 11%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 29 People per Square Mile
2008 Cost of Living Index for Gem County: 86.9
2009 Estimates:
Population: 16,437
Males: 8,169
Females: 8,268
Median Resident Age: 37.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $41,200
Estimated Median Home Value: $124,500
Major Industries:
Health Care, Agriculture & Forestry, Wood Products, Construction, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Computers & Electronic Products, Government, Finance & Insurance Services, Transportation Services, Retail Services, Repair & Maintenance
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