Gem County is located in west-central Idaho. The County Seat is Emmett and the largest city is Emmett. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.gem.id.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,866 and the 2010 census population was 16,719. The land area is 560.90 square miles and there are 29.8 persons per square mile.
95.3% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 8.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 86.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $150,400, there are 6,323 households, an average of 2.62 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,250, the median household income is $44,432, and 18.2% of the persons in Gem County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,753. Retail sales (in $1000) were $113,895, and sales per capita were $6,914.
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