Payette County, Idaho

Payette County, Idaho
Cities & Towns:
New Plymouth

Payette County is in western Idaho with Oregon to the west. Payette County was named for French-Canadian fur trapper Francois Payette, the first white man to visit the area in 1818. Payette County was founded in 1917 and contains 408 square miles of land and 3 square miles of water. The county seat is Payette.

Payette County, Idaho
Fast Facts about Payette County, Idaho
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 81.9%
Hispanic: 14.6%
Native American: 0.9%
Asian: 0.5%
Two or More Races: 2.0%
Types of Jobs:
Private Sector, wages or salary: 73%
Government Sector: 16%
Unincorporated, Self-Employed: 10%
Homemaker, Unpaid: 1%
Population Density: 57 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Payette County: 85.5
2009 Estimates:
Population: 23,099
Males: 11,457
Females: 11,642
Median Resident Age: 34.4 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $39,500
Estimated Median Home Value: $119,500
Major Industries:
Agriculture & Forestry, Health Care, Educational Services, Construction, Government, Lodging & Food Services, Food Processing, Wood Products, Retail Services, Waste Management Services, Repair & Maintenance
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