Highest-earning counties in Idaho

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Idaho

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Idaho using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Idaho.

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#44. Clark County

- Median household income: $36,429
--- 38.2% below state average, 44.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 8.4%
--- #3,084 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.3%
--- #2,955 highest among all counties nationwide
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#43. Camas County

- Median household income: $36,908
--- 37.4% below state average, 43.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
--- #1,376 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #2,936 highest among all counties nationwide
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#42. Butte County

- Median household income: $37,404
--- 36.5% below state average, 42.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.1%
--- #1,768 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.4%
--- #2,911 highest among all counties nationwide
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#41. Lemhi County

- Median household income: $38,819
--- 34.1% below state average, 40.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 12.2%
--- #2,839 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.0%
--- #2,851 highest among all counties nationwide
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#40. Shoshone County

- Median household income: $40,483
--- 31.3% below state average, 37.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 11.4%
--- #2,927 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.7%
--- #2,759 highest among all counties nationwide

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#39. Washington County

- Median household income: $42,126
--- 28.5% below state average, 35.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.7%
--- #2,694 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
--- #2,642 highest among all counties nationwide
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#38. Lewis County

- Median household income: $42,370
--- 28.1% below state average, 34.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 11.9%
--- #2,881 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.4%
--- #2,618 highest among all counties nationwide
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#37. Clearwater County

- Median household income: $42,413
--- 28.0% below state average, 34.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 12.5%
--- #2,809 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
--- #2,614 highest among all counties nationwide
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#36. Madison County

- Median household income: $44,419
--- 24.6% below state average, 31.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.8%
--- #1,821 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.6%
--- #2,457 highest among all counties nationwide
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#35. Custer County

- Median household income: $44,757
--- 24.0% below state average, 31.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.8%
--- #2,680 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.3%
--- #2,431 highest among all counties nationwide

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#34. Idaho County

- Median household income: $44,951
--- 23.7% below state average, 30.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.4%
--- #2,457 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.5%
--- #2,413 highest among all counties nationwide
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#33. Boundary County

- Median household income: $45,319
--- 23.1% below state average, 30.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.1%
--- #2,482 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.5%
--- #2,380 highest among all counties nationwide
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#32. Elmore County

- Median household income: $45,656
--- 22.5% below state average, 29.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.2%
--- #2,733 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #2,357 highest among all counties nationwide
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#31. Benewah County

- Median household income: $47,983
--- 18.6% below state average, 26.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.7%
--- #2,686 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
--- #2,143 highest among all counties nationwide
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#30. Owyhee County

- Median household income: $48,601
--- 17.5% below state average, 25.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.4%
--- #2,445 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.9%
--- #2,083 highest among all counties nationwide

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#29. Gooding County

- Median household income: $50,057
--- 15.0% below state average, 23.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.8%
--- #2,377 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
--- #1,929 highest among all counties nationwide
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#28. Adams County

- Median household income: $50,309
--- 14.6% below state average, 22.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.0%
--- #2,330 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.8%
--- #1,894 highest among all counties nationwide
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#27. Power County

- Median household income: $51,014
--- 13.4% below state average, 21.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.1%
--- #2,306 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.9%
--- #1,824 highest among all counties nationwide
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#26. Latah County

- Median household income: $51,312
--- 12.9% below state average, 21.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.9%
--- #1,626 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.3%
--- #1,779 highest among all counties nationwide
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#25. Bonner County

- Median household income: $51,594
--- 12.4% below state average, 20.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
--- #1,712 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #1,739 highest among all counties nationwide

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#24. Boise County

- Median household income: $51,760
--- 12.1% below state average, 20.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.1%
--- #878 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
--- #1,710 highest among all counties nationwide
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#23. Bannock County

- Median household income: $51,977
--- 11.8% below state average, 20.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.1%
--- #1,587 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,680 highest among all counties nationwide
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#22. Cassia County

- Median household income: $52,256
--- 11.3% below state average, 19.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.5%
--- #1,520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.6%
--- #1,632 highest among all counties nationwide
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#21. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $52,363
--- 11.1% below state average, 19.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.2%
--- #2,615 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.6%
--- #1,615 highest among all counties nationwide
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#20. Payette County

- Median household income: $52,788
--- 10.4% below state average, 18.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.3%
--- #1,391 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #1,580 highest among all counties nationwide

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#19. Bear Lake County

- Median household income: $52,829
--- 10.3% below state average, 18.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.3%
--- #1,902 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,573 highest among all counties nationwide
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#18. Minidoka County

- Median household income: $53,011
--- 10.0% below state average, 18.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.4%
--- #1,892 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.8%
--- #1,548 highest among all counties nationwide
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#17. Twin Falls County

- Median household income: $53,363
--- 9.4% below state average, 17.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
--- #1,690 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.5%
--- #1,517 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. Gem County

- Median household income: $53,720
--- 8.8% below state average, 17.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.7%
--- #1,839 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.0%
--- #1,485 highest among all counties nationwide
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#15. Oneida County

- Median household income: $54,484
--- 7.5% below state average, 16.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.9%
--- #2,358 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.3%
--- #1,396 highest among all counties nationwide

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#14. Jerome County

- Median household income: $55,521
--- 5.8% below state average, 14.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.2%
--- #1,933 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.0%
--- #1,289 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Fremont County

- Median household income: $56,825
--- 3.5% below state average, 12.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
--- #1,712 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #1,176 highest among all counties nationwide
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#12. Canyon County

- Median household income: $56,916
--- 3.4% below state average, 12.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.7%
--- #1,492 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
--- #1,170 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. Nez Perce County

- Median household income: $57,099
--- 3.1% below state average, 12.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.2%
--- #1,105 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #1,153 highest among all counties nationwide
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#10. Caribou County

- Median household income: $58,099
--- 1.4% below state average, 10.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.5%
--- #932 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.0%
--- #1,058 highest among all counties nationwide

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#9. Bingham County

- Median household income: $58,260
--- 1.1% below state average, 10.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.4%
--- #1,074 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #1,047 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Franklin County

- Median household income: $59,934
--- 1.7% above state average, 7.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.6%
--- #656 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #899 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. Kootenai County

- Median household income: $60,903
--- 3.4% above state average, 6.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.8%
--- #792 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
--- #829 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Bonneville County

- Median household income: $61,435
--- 4.3% above state average, 5.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.8%
--- #792 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #792 highest among all counties nationwide
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#5. Valley County

- Median household income: $63,115
--- 7.1% above state average, 2.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.4%
--- #668 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
--- #680 highest among all counties nationwide

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#4. Blaine County

- Median household income: $64,627
--- 9.7% above state average, 0.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.9%
--- #554 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #604 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Jefferson County

- Median household income: $65,577
--- 11.3% above state average, 0.9% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.3%
--- #849 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.9%
--- #540 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. Ada County

- Median household income: $69,952
--- 18.7% above state average, 7.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.8%
--- #406 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.5%
--- #383 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Teton County

- Median household income: $73,274
--- 24.4% above state average, 12.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 39.3%
--- #182 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #290 highest among all counties nationwide

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