Jerome County is located in south central Idaho. The County Seat is Jerome and the largest city is Jerome. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.jeromecountyid.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,818 and the 2010 census population was 22,374. The land area is 597.19 square miles and there are 37.5 persons per square mile.
94.9% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 33.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 2.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 70.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $135,200, there are 7,676 households, an average of 2.90 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,182, the median household income is $40,126, and 18.3% of the persons in Jerome County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,719. Retail sales (in $1000) were $300,421, and sales per capita were $15,013.
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