Jefferson County, Idaho

Jefferson County, Idaho
A view of the Snake River in Jefferson County

Jefferson County is in eastern Idaho, north of Idaho Falls. Named for President Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson County was founded in 1913 and contains 1,095 square miles of land and 10 square miles of water. The county seat is Rigby.

Fast Facts about Jefferson County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 87.8%
Hispanic: 10.0%
Native American: 0.5%
Two or More Races: 1.4%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 69%
Government Sector: 18%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 12%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 23 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Jefferson County: 83.9
2009 Estimates:
Population: 24,802
Males: 12,550
Females: 12,252
Median Resident Age: 28.8 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $45,100
Estimated Median Home Value: $149,600
Major Industries:
Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Food Processing, Government, Social Services, Grocery Wholesalers, Retail Services
Upper photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.
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