Gem County, ID Demographics

The total population of Gem County is estimated to be 19,250 with 9,776 males (50.78%) and 9,474 females (49.22%). There are 302 less females than males in Gem County.
The median household income in Gem County was $64,808 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 3,936(6.47%) from $60,872 in 2020. This income is 86.87% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Gem County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $80,470. Overall, the median household income for the county of Gem County stands at $64,808.
In Gem County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $36,995 for males and $22,125 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $54,307 for males and $37,869 for females.
In Gem County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, Two or More Races households report a median household income of $73,862, followed by Some Other Race households at $70,002, and White households with a median household income of $64,400.
In 2022, the population of Gem County was 20,418, a 2.95% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Gem County's population was 19,832, an increase of 2.90% compared to a population of 19,274 in 2020.
The median age in Gem County, ID is 44.7, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.95% were under the age of 15, 15.74% aged 15 to 29, 43.84% aged 30 to 64, 20.32% aged 65 to 84, and 1.14% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Gem County population: 86.10% are White, 0.10% are Black or African American, 0.73% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.37% are Asian, 5.15% are some other race and 7.55% are multiracial.