Bear Lake County is located in southeast Idaho. The County Seat is Paris and the largest city is Montpelier. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bearlakecounty.info/. The 2014 population estimate is 5,957 and the 2010 census population was 5,986. The land area is 974.79 square miles and there are 6.1 persons per square mile.
97.3% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 4.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 90.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $129,700, there are 2,442 households, an average of 2.42 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,853, the median household income is $44,964, and 12.9% of the persons in Bear Lake County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 645. Retail sales (in $1000) were $58,739, and sales per capita were $10,031.
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