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Bingham County
United States Post Office in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Official seal of Bingham County
Map of Idaho highlighting Bingham County
Location within the U.S. state of Idaho
Map of the United States highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 43°13′N 112°24′W / 43.22°N 112.4°W / 43.22; -112.4
Country United States
State Idaho
FoundedJanuary 13, 1885
Named forHenry H. Bingham
SeatBlackfoot
Largest cityBlackfoot
Area
 • Total2,120 sq mi (5,500 km2)
 • Land2,094 sq mi (5,420 km2)
 • Water26 sq mi (70 km2)  1.2%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total47,992 Increase
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.co.bingham.id.us

Bingham County is a county in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 47,992.[1] The county seat and largest city is Blackfoot.[2]

Bingham County comprises the Blackfoot, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Idaho Falls-Rexburg-Blackfoot, ID Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Bingham County was created January 13, 1885. It was named for Henry H. Bingham, a congressman from Pennsylvania and friend of William Bunn, Idaho's Territorial Governor. The county was formed from Oneida County and was later partitioned itself to form Bannock (1893), Fremont (1893), Bonneville (1911), Power (1913), and Butte (1917) counties.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,120 square miles (5,500 km2), of which 2,094 square miles (5,420 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67 km2) (1.2%) is water.[4] The Snake River flows southwest through the middle of Bingham County; at the county's southwest corner the river flows into the American Falls Reservoir. At the SE county corner is the Blackfoot Reservoir and Dam, impounding waters of the Blackfoot River. Outflow from the Blackfoot Dam flows northwesterly through the lower part of Bingham County, discharging into the Snake River.

Smaller buttes called the East Butte and the Middle Butte located in the Snake River Plain are visible south of US Route 20.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
189013,575
190010,447−23.0%
191023,306123.1%
192018,310−21.4%
193018,5611.4%
194021,04413.4%
195023,27110.6%
196028,21821.3%
197029,1673.4%
198036,48925.1%
199037,5833.0%
200041,73511.0%
201045,6079.3%
202047,9925.2%
US Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2020[9] 2020[10]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[11] there were 41,735 people, 13,317 households, and 10,706 families in the county. The population density was 20 people per square mile (8/km2). There were 14,303 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 82.43% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 6.70% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.95% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 13.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.6% were of English, 12.5% American, 8.9% German and 5.1% Danish ancestry.

There were 13,317 households, out of which 44.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.70% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.60% were non-families. 17.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.52.

The county population contained 34.90% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 19.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,423, and the median income for a family was $40,312. Males had a median income of $31,950 versus $21,591 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,365. About 9.90% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 45,607 people, 14,999 households, and 11,731 families in the county.[12] The population density was 21.8 inhabitants per square mile (8.4/km2). There were 16,141 housing units at an average density of 7.7 per square mile (3.0/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 80.6% white, 6.5% American Indian, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 9.8% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 17.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 22.3% were English, 12.7% were German, 5.9% were American, and 5.0% were Irish.[14]

Of the 14,999 households, 43.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.8% were non-families, and 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.45. The median age was 31.8 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,128 and the median income for a family was $51,750. Males had a median income of $39,703 versus $25,815 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,633. About 13.2% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Bingham County voters are reliably Republican. In no national election since 1948 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

United States presidential election results for Bingham County, Idaho[33]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 15,295 76.49% 4,124 20.62% 577 2.89%
2016 10,907 65.61% 2,924 17.59% 2,794 16.81%
2012 13,440 76.03% 3,822 21.62% 416 2.35%
2008 12,230 71.29% 4,424 25.79% 502 2.93%
2004 12,734 76.87% 3,605 21.76% 226 1.36%
2000 10,628 73.47% 3,310 22.88% 527 3.64%
1996 8,391 56.39% 4,304 28.92% 2,186 14.69%
1992 7,333 45.86% 3,565 22.29% 5,093 31.85%
1988 10,131 68.89% 4,346 29.55% 228 1.55%
1984 11,900 78.72% 3,064 20.27% 152 1.01%
1980 11,781 76.07% 2,933 18.94% 773 4.99%
1976 7,327 60.83% 4,347 36.09% 371 3.08%
1972 6,886 64.33% 2,476 23.13% 1,343 12.55%
1968 6,484 60.23% 2,988 27.76% 1,293 12.01%
1964 5,364 50.63% 5,231 49.37% 0 0.00%
1960 5,934 55.06% 4,843 44.94% 0 0.00%
1956 5,853 63.17% 3,412 36.83% 0 0.00%
1952 6,114 66.87% 3,024 33.07% 5 0.05%
1948 3,162 49.04% 3,197 49.58% 89 1.38%
1944 3,223 48.41% 3,428 51.49% 7 0.11%
1940 3,662 48.90% 3,815 50.95% 11 0.15%
1936 2,354 34.86% 4,215 62.42% 184 2.72%
1932 2,894 42.52% 3,802 55.85% 111 1.63%
1928 3,236 64.27% 1,778 35.31% 21 0.42%
1924 2,693 53.45% 696 13.82% 1,649 32.73%
1920 3,293 73.55% 1,184 26.45% 0 0.00%
1916 1,885 43.34% 2,306 53.02% 158 3.63%
1912 1,410 47.91% 814 27.66% 719 24.43%
1908 3,277 59.93% 1,749 31.99% 442 8.08%
1904 3,186 71.15% 890 19.87% 402 8.98%
1900 1,436 47.10% 1,613 52.90% 0 0.00%


Education[edit]

School districts include:[34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2020 Census, US Census Bureau, Bingham County, Idaho Profile
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Idaho.gov - Bingham County Archived August 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine - accessed May 31, 2009
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". US Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  10. ^ 2020 Population and Housing State Data | Utah
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  16. ^ Alridge ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  17. ^ Cerro Grande ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  18. ^ Clarkson ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  19. ^ Coffee Point ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  20. ^ Collins ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  21. ^ (accessed December 4, 2020)
  22. ^ Gibson ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  23. ^ Goshen ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  24. ^ Mcdonaldville ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  25. ^ Morgan ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  26. ^ Rising River ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  27. ^ Rose ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  28. ^ Sterling ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  29. ^ Thomas ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  30. ^ Wapello ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  31. ^ Wolverine ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  32. ^ Woodville ID Google Maps (accessed January 18, 2019)
  33. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  34. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Bingham County, ID" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2022. - Text list

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°13′N 112°24′W / 43.22°N 112.40°W / 43.22; -112.40