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Teton County, Idaho
Teton County Courthouse ID.jpg
Teton County Courthouse
Seal of Teton County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Teton County
Location in the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 26, 1915
Named forThe Teton Mountains
Seat Driggs
Largest city Victor
Area
 • Total451 sq mi (1,168 km2)
 • Land449 sq mi (1,163 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)11,381
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/ −6
Website tetoncountyidaho.gov

Teton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,170. [1] The county seat is Driggs, [2] and the largest city is Victor. The county was established in 1915 and was named after the Teton Mountains to the east. [3]

Teton County is part of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The Teton Valley was discovered by John Colter in 1808, a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–06). It became known as Pierre's Hole, and it hosted the well-attended 1832 Rendezvous, which was followed by the Battle of Pierre's Hole.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 451 square miles (1,170 km2), of which 449 square miles (1,160 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.2%) is water. [4] It is the second-smallest county in Idaho by area.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19203,921
19303,573−8.9%
19403,6010.8%
19503,204−11.0%
19602,639−17.6%
19702,351−10.9%
19802,89723.2%
19903,43918.7%
20005,99974.4%
201010,17069.5%
Est. 201711,381 [5]11.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

2000 census

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 5,999 people, 2,078 households, and 1,464 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,632 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.32% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 6.73% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 11.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 25.5% were of English, 15.8% German, 7.6% American and 5.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,078 households out of which 39.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county, the population was spread out with 31.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,968, and the median income for a family was $45,848. Males had a median income of $32,309 versus $22,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,778. About 9.70% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,170 people, 3,651 households, and 2,509 families residing in the county. [11] The population density was 22.6 inhabitants per square mile (8.7/km2). There were 5,478 housing units at an average density of 12.2 per square mile (4.7/km2). [12] The racial makeup of the county was 85.6% white, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 11.7% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 16.9% of the population. [11] In terms of ancestry, 29.9% were English, 20.3% were German, 13.0% were Irish, and 4.2% were American. [13]

Of the 3,651 households, 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, and 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.33. The median age was 33.2 years. [11]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,364 and the median income for a family was $56,791. Males had a median income of $39,865 versus $31,966 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,633. About 5.4% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 2.2% of those age 65 or over. [14]

Government and politics

Similar to other Idaho counties, an elected three-member county commission heads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, treasurer, sheriff, assessor, coroner, and prosecutor. [15]

Until quite recently Teton County voted Republican along with most other Eastern Idaho counties. However, since 2004 the county has strongly trended towards the Democratic Party. In 2008 it was one of three Idaho counties to vote for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election [16] despite giving George W. Bush a 23-point victory only four years earlier. [17]

At the state level Teton County is located in District 31 of the Idaho Legislature. [18] As counties neighboring Teton County are still strongly Republican, Republicans currently control the district. [19]

Presidential elections results
Previous presidential elections results [20]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 43.6% 2,167 43.4% 2,159 13.1% 650
2012 54.3% 2,458 42.6% 1,926 3.1% 139
2008 48.6% 2,263 49.4% 2,302 2.0% 94
2004 60.6% 2,235 38.4% 1,416 1.1% 39
2000 65.3% 1,745 27.0% 720 7.7% 206
1996 50.3% 1,251 34.8% 866 14.9% 371
1992 39.7% 762 24.6% 472 35.7% 684
1988 64.3% 982 34.8% 531 0.9% 14
1984 76.5% 1,242 22.8% 370 0.7% 12
1980 72.8% 1,227 21.4% 360 5.9% 99
1976 63.0% 904 35.8% 514 1.1% 16
1972 68.6% 932 21.9% 298 9.5% 129
1968 57.9% 694 31.4% 376 10.7% 128
1964 53.0% 675 47.0% 598
1960 55.7% 714 44.4% 569
1956 65.1% 842 34.9% 451
1952 66.3% 964 33.8% 491
1948 46.6% 593 52.8% 672 0.6% 7
1944 46.3% 552 53.7% 641
1940 44.1% 667 55.9% 844
1936 38.5% 542 59.2% 834 2.3% 33
1932 43.7% 674 55.8% 860 0.5% 7
1928 68.3% 753 31.6% 348 0.2% 2
1924 55.7% 665 28.7% 343 15.6% 186
1920 68.9% 906 31.1% 409
1916 46.4% 650 51.9% 726 1.7% 24

Education

The public schools are operated by Teton School District #401, led by the county's only traditional high school, Teton High School, in Driggs.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Teton County". State of Idaho. Archived from the original on 2009-08-15. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved Apr 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
  15. ^ Teton County Idaho
  16. ^ 2008 - General Election Teton County Archived 2008-11-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ 2004 Presidential General Election Data Graphs - Idaho
  18. ^ Idaho Legislative District Map Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ Idaho Legislative Districts Archived 2008-11-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-04-04.

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TETON COUNTY IDAHO Latitude and Longitude:

43°45′N 111°13′W / 43.75°N 111.21°W / 43.75; -111.21