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State Demographics Data - ID

Idaho

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 94,364
% Foreign Born 5.7%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 47.3%
% change: 1990-2000 121.7%
Race (%)  
One race 97.2%
White
64.9%
Black or African American
2.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
14.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.3%
Other race
14.2%
Two or more races 2.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 52,101
% Latino 55.2%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.9%
5-17 5.8%
18-64 81.3%
65 and older 12.0%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

40.7
Gender (% female) 51.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.0%
Married 63.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.1%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 1,560,566
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 26.9%
% change: 1990-2000 25.8%
Race (%)  
One race 97.1%
White 93.1%
Black or African American 0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.5%
Asian 0.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.6%
Two or more races 2.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 147,739
% Latino 9.5%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 20.2%
18-64 57.9%
65 and older 14.9%
Median Age 35.4
Gender (% female) 49.9%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 28.9%
Married 52.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.5%
Foreign Born
Number 64,080
% Foreign Born 5.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 1,229,873
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Foreign Born
Number 28,905
% Foreign Born 2.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 977,844
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

94,364
Born in Africa 2,647
Born in Asia 18,782
Born in Europe 14,719
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 52,690
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,430
Born in Oceania 1,096
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Philippines
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

94,364
Europe 14,719
Northern Europe 2,716
United Kingdom
2,011
Ireland
0
Other Northern Europe
705
Western Europe 4,963
France
741
Germany
3,216
Other Western Europe
1,006
Southern Europe 678
Italy
93
Portugal
138
Other Southern Europe
447
Eastern Europe 6,362
Poland
227
Russia
1,280
Other Eastern Europe
4,855
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 18,782
Eastern Asia 5,631
China
4,038

China, excluding Taiwan

2,859

Taiwan

1,179
Japan
373
Korea
1,220
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 1,774
India
1,035
Iran
96
Other South Central Asia
643
Southeastern Asia 7,024
Philippines
3,032
Vietnam
1,231
Other Southeastern Asia
2,761
Western Asia 4,353
Israel
0
Lebanon
0
Other Western Asia
4,353
Other Asia (no country specified) 0
Africa 2,647
Eastern Africa 846
Northern Africa
269
Western Africa
852
Middle and Southern Africa
558
Other Africa (no country specified)
122
Oceania 1,096
Australia and New Zealand subregion 667
Oceania (no country specified) 429
Americas 57,120
Latin America 52,690
Caribbean
235

Cuba

115

Jamaica

120

Other Caribbean

0
Central America
48,605

Mexico

47,156

El Salvador

620

Other Central America

829
South America
3,850

Brazil

558

Colombia

474

Other South America

2,818
Northern America 4,430
Canada
4,430
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 29,288
1990-1999 23,992
2000-2009 23,420
Since 2010 17,664
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 2.8%
Born in Asia 19.9%
Born in Europe 15.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 55.8%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4.7%
Born in Oceania 1.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 51.4%
Country #2 4.8%
Country #3 3.5%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 15.6%
Northern Europe 2.9%
United Kingdom 2.1%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.7%
Western Europe 5.3%
France 0.8%
Germany 3.4%
Other Western Europe 1.1%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.1%
Portugal 0.1%
Other Southern Europe 0.5%
Eastern Europe 6.7%
Poland 0.2%
Russia 1.4%
Other Eastern Europe 5.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 19.9%
Eastern Asia 6.0%
China 4.3%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.0%
Taiwan 1.2%
Japan 0.4%
Korea 1.3%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 1.9%
India 1.1%
Iran 0.1%
Other South Central Asia 0.7%
Southeastern Asia 7.4%
Philippines 3.2%
Vietnam 1.3%
Other Southeastern Asia 2.9%
Western Asia 4.6%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.0%
Other Western Asia 4.6%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 2.8%
Eastern Africa 0.9%
Northern Africa 0.3%
Western Africa 0.9%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.6%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 1.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.7%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.5%
Americas 60.5%
Latin America 55.8%
Caribbean 0.2%
Cuba 0.1%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.0%
Central America 51.5%
Mexico 50.0%
El Salvador 0.7%
Other Central America 0.9%
South America 4.1%
Brazil 0.6%
Colombia 0.5%
Other South America 3.0%
Northern America 4.7%
Canada 4.7%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 31.0%
1980-1989 25.4%
1990-1999 24.8%
Since 2000 18.7%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 64,080
Born in Africa 545
Born in Asia 8,073
Born in Europe 12,064
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 38,344
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 4,542
Cat28 512
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 United Kingdom
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 0.9%
Born in Asia 12.6%
Born in Europe 18.8%
Born in Latin America 59.8%
Born in Northern America 7.1%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 55.3%
Country #2 7.1%
Country #3 3.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 28,131
Born in Africa 235
Born in Asia 4,403
Born in Europe 6,454
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 13,350
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,355
Cat21 334
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Canada
Country #3 Germany
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 0.8%
Born in Asia 15.7%
Born in Europe 22.9%
Born in Latin America 47.5%
Born in Northern America 11.9%
Born in Oceania 1.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 41.1%
Country #2 12.1%
Country #3 5.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 94,364
Naturalized citizens 35,909
Noncitizens 58,455
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 35,909
Before 1980 4,113
1980-1989 3,546
1990-1999 8,043
2000-2009 11,484
Since 2010 8,723
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 38.1%
Noncitizens 61.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 11.5%
1980-1989 9.9%
1990-1999 22.4%
2000-2009 32.0%
Since 2010 24.3%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 64,080
Naturalized citizens 21,203
Noncitizens 42,877
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 33.1%
Noncitizens 66.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 28,905
Naturalized citizens 11,856
Noncitizens 17,049
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.0%
Noncitizens 59.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 29,326
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 2,362
% married among women who gave birth
77.6%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
22.4%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 347,995
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 20,235
% married among women who gave birth 69.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 30.2%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.57
Average family size 4.11
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.67
Average family size 3.25
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 413,276
Only native parent(s)
361,860
One or more foreign-born parents
51,416

Child is native

46,569

Child is foreign born

4,847
Children under age 6 with 132,206
Only native parent(s)
115,327
One or more foreign-born parents
16,879

Child is native

15,808

Child is foreign born

1,071
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 281,070
Only native parent(s)
246,533
One or more foreign-born parents
34,537

Child is native

30,761

Child is foreign born

3,776
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

189,538
Only native parents 158,436
One or more foreign-born parents 31,102
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.4%
Child is native 11.3%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.8%
Child is native 12.0%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 87.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 12.3%
Child is native 10.9%
Child is foreign born 1.3%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 83.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 355,649
Only native parent(s) 319,415
One or more foreign-born parents 36,234
Child is native 28,671
Child is foreign born 7,563
Children under age 6 with 114,461
Only native parent(s) 101,247
One or more foreign-born parents 13,214
Child is native 12,053
Child is foreign born 1,161
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 241,188
Only native parent(s) 218,168
One or more foreign-born parents 23,020
Child is native 16,618
Child is foreign born 6,402
Children in Low-Income Families* 146,004
Only native parents 122,689
One or more foreign-born parents 23,315
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 89.8%
One or more foreign-born parents 10.2%
Child is native 8.1%
Child is foreign born 2.1%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.5%
Child is native 10.5%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 90.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.5%
Child is native 6.9%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 84.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 292,516
Only native parent(s) 275,900
One or more foreign-born parents 16,616
Child is native 13,756
Child is foreign born 2,860
Children under age 6 with 90,872
Only native parent(s) 85,580
One or more foreign-born parents 5,292
Child is native 4,572
Child is foreign born 720
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 201,644
Only native parent(s) 190,320
One or more foreign-born parents 11,324
Child is native 9,184
Child is foreign born 2,140
Children in Low-Income Families* 136,268
Only native parents 126,348
One or more foreign-born parents 9,920
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.7%
Child is native 4.7%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.8%
Child is native 5.0%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.6%
Child is native 4.6%
Child is foreign born 1.1%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 92.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.3%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.