Owyhee County ID Information


Owyhee County Subdivisions

Owyhee County ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,366
Population in Households 12,206
Population in Familes 10,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density2 2
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $37,667
Average Household Income $53,432
Per Capita Income $19,141


Total Housing Units 5,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,924 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,426 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 870 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $162,347
Average Home Value $223,179


Total Households 4,350
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 3,107
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 0.86% 0.87%
Households 0.79% 0.83%
Families 0.61% 0.72%
Median Household Income   3.96%
Per Capita Income   3.67%


Owyhee County ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Owyhee County to the other 44 counties and county equivalents in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 26 43rd
Population Density # 40 11th
Diversity Index # 5 91st
Median Household Income # 40 11th
Per Capita Income # 40 11th

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