Gooding, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Gooding, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Gooding had a population of 3,450 as of July 1, 2016. Gooding ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gooding is located at latitude 42.937 and longitude -114.7132 in Gooding County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gooding (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Gooding County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,573 feet.

The City of Gooding (GNIS ID: 2410619) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Gooding is located within Gooding Division of Gooding County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gooding population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gooding: Toponis.

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Gooding, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,450
Population in Households 3,416
Population in Familes 2,727
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density1 2,336
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 1,338
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 834
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 813 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 525 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $90,802
Average Home Value $99,170


Median Household Income $30,447
Average Household Income $42,195
Per Capita Income $16,402
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.42%
Households -0.67% -0.48%
Families -0.56% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Gooding, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gooding to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 82nd
Population Density1 # 24 90th
Diversity Index2 # 45 81st
Median Household Income # 217 5th
Per Capita Income # 206 10th

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