Minidoka County, Idaho

Minidoka County, Idaho
Mule deer gathered at Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge
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Minidoka County is in south central Idaho between Twin Falls and Pocatello. "Minidoka" is a Dakota Sioux word meaning "a fountain of spring water." Minidoka County was founded in 1913 and contains 760 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water. The county seat is Rupert.

Fast Facts about Minidoka County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 67.2%
Hispanic: 29.7%
Native American: 0.6%
Two or More Races: 2.0%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 76%
Government Sector: 11%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 12%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 25 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Minidoka County: 83.2
2009 Estimates:
Population: 19,226
Males: 9,278
Females: 9,286
Median Resident Age: 33.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $38,200
Estimated Median Home Value: $99,700
Major Industries:
Agriculture & Forestry, Food Processing, Educational Services, Health Care, Construction, Transportation Services, Lodging & Food Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Repair & Maintenance, Retail Services
Upper photo courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service.
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