Owyhee County, Idaho

Owyhee County, Idaho
Cities & Towns:
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Owyhee County is in the southwestern corner of Idaho with Oregon to the west and Nevada to the south. Owyhee County was founded in 1863 and contains 7,678 square miles of land and 19 square miles of water. The county seat is Murphy.

There was a time when Owyhee County was the scene of several good silver digs and stagecoaches and wagon trains passed through the area frequently. But those days are long over and there's a lot of ghost town left...

Owyhee County, Idaho
Fast Facts about Owyhee County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 70.3%
Hispanic: 24.9%
Native American: 2.3%
Two or More Races: 2.2%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 71%
Government Sector: 15%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 13%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 1 Person per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Owyhee County: 84.9
2009 Estimates:
Population: 11,223
Males: 5,858
Females: 5,365
Median Resident Age: 32.9 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $33,800
Estimated Median Home Value: $78,000
Major Industries:
Agriculture & Forestry, Educational Services, Construction, Food Processing, Lodging & Food Services, Wood Products, Government, Retail Services, Transportation Services, Waste Management Services
Photos courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management
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