Gooding County is located in south central Idaho. The County Seat is Gooding and the largest city is Gooding. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.idaho.gov/aboutidaho/county/gooding. The 2014 population estimate is 15,064 and the 2010 census population was 15,464. The land area is 728.97 square miles and there are 21.2 persons per square mile.
94.9% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 28.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 1.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 74.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $123,800, there are 5,552 households, an average of 2.73 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,373, the median household income is $37,050, and 20.8% of the persons in Gooding County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,141. Retail sales (in $1000) were $88,226, and sales per capita were $6,158. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 34.3%.
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