Emmett, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emmett, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Emmett had a population of 6,765 as of July 1, 2017. Emmett ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emmett is located at latitude 43.8675 and longitude -116.4901 in Gem County. The formal boundaries for the City of Emmett (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gem County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,362 feet.

The City of Emmett (GNIS ID: 2410437) 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 Emmett is located within Emmett Valley Division of Gem County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emmett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Emmett, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,765
Daytime Population: Workers 2,365
Daytime Population: Residents 4,304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,669
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 6,662
Population in Familes 5,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 2,407
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $35,113
Average Household Income $47,672
Per Capita Income $19,432


Total Housing Units 3,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,673 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,014 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 320 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $147,766
Average Home Value $172,250


Total Households 2,687
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,712
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.49%
Households 0.37% 0.45%
Families 0.64% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Emmett, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emmett to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 29 88th
Population Density # 21 91st
Diversity Index # 92 60th
Median Household Income # 190 17th
Per Capita Income # 160 30th

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