Owyhee County is located in southwestern Idaho. The County Seat is Murphy and the largest city is Homedale. The Official Web Site is located at http://owyheecounty.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,353 and the 2010 census population was 11,526. The land area is 7,665.51 square miles and there are 1.5 persons per square mile.
91.9% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 26% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 4.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2% is two or more races. 75.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,200, there are 3,911 households, an average of 2.90 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,945, the median household income is $32,175, and 24.2% of the persons in Owyhee County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 999. Retail sales (in $1000) were $50,935, and sales per capita were $4,653. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.6%.
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