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Adams County, Idaho
Seal of Adams County, Idaho
Map
Map of Idaho highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the USA highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 3, 1911
Seat Council
Largest City Council
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,370 sq mi (3,548 km²)
1,363 sq mi (3,530 km²)
6.7 sq mi (17 km²), 0.5%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

3,843
2.9/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.adams.id.us
Named for: John Adams

Adams County is a rural county located in the state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census the county had a population of 3,976, making it the fifth-least populous county in Idaho. The county seat and largest city is Council. The county was established in 1911 and was named in honor of President John Adams.

Adams County is home to the Brundage Mountain ski area, northeast of New Meadows, and the Idaho ground squirrel.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,370 square miles (3,500 km2), of which 1,363 square miles (3,530 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.5%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Highways

  • US 95.svg - US 95
  • ID-55.svg - SH-55 - Payette River Scenic Byway

National protected areas

  • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (part)
  • Payette National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 2,966
1930 2,867 −3.3%
1940 3,407 18.8%
1950 3,347 −1.8%
1960 2,978 −11.0%
1970 2,877 −3.4%
1980 3,347 16.3%
1990 3,254 −2.8%
2000 3,476 6.8%
2010 3,976 14.4%
Est. 2015 3,843 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,476 people, 1,421 households, and 1,031 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.5 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 1,982 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.29% White, 1.41% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.6% were of American, 17.9% German, 11.8% English and 7.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,421 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 4.60% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 32.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 105.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,423, and the median income for a family was $32,335. Males had a median income of $29,097 versus $14,408 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,908. About 11.70% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.90% of those under age 18 and 11.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,976 people, 1,748 households, and 1,185 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.9 inhabitants per square mile (1.1/km2). There were 2,636 housing units at an average density of 1.9 per square mile (0.73/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% white, 1.0% American Indian, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.1% black or African American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.3% were German, 18.0% were English, 14.6% were Irish, and 4.9% were American.

Of the 1,748 households, 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.2% were non-families, and 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.70. The median age was 50.0 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,004 and the median income for a family was $45,590. Males had a median income of $31,050 versus $26,413 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,730. About 8.8% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities


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