Highest-earning counties in Idaho

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November 15, 2021
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Highest-earning counties in Idaho

The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. 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 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that 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 counties with the highest median household income in the country can all 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. Madison County

- Median household income: $39,160
--- 29.8% below state median, 37.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.6%
--- #2,213 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 18.6%
--- #372 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#43. Lemhi County

- Median household income: $39,324
--- 29.5% below state median, 37.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.1%
--- #2,626 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.6%
--- #1,556 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#42. Shoshone County

- Median household income: $39,386
--- 29.4% below state median, 37.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 11.6%
--- #2,829 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.1%
--- #772 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#41. Camas County

- Median household income: $39,688
--- 28.9% below state median, 36.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
--- #1,481 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.9%
--- #1,794 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#40. Custer County

- Median household income: $40,875
--- 26.7% below state median, 35.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 11.9%
--- #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 15.0%
--- #786 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#39. Washington County

- Median household income: $40,992
--- 26.5% below state median, 34.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.9%
--- #2,333 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.6%
--- #1,064 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#38. Lewis County

- Median household income: $41,198
--- 26.1% below state median, 34.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 10.6%
--- #2,948 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 16.7%
--- #573 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#37. Idaho County

- Median household income: $41,516
--- 25.6% below state median, 33.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.0%
--- #2,653 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.6%
--- #453 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#36. Butte County

- Median household income: $42,132
--- 24.5% below state median, 33.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 20.8%
--- #1,275 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 14.4%
--- #909 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#35. Boundary County

- Median household income: $43,423
--- 22.2% below state median, 30.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.1%
--- #2,626 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.4%
--- #1,098 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#34. Owyhee County

- Median household income: $43,798
--- 21.5% below state median, 30.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.2%
--- #2,605 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.6%
--- #2,167 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#33. Clearwater County

- Median household income: $43,915
--- 21.3% below state median, 30.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.7%
--- #2,684 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #1,512 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#32. Gem County

- Median household income: $45,492
--- 18.5% below state median, 27.6% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.3%
--- #2,429 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.0%
--- #1,197 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#31. Clark County

- Median household income: $46,154
--- 17.3% below state median, 26.6% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 10.7%
--- #2,940 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.5%
--- #2,693 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#30. Elmore County

- Median household income: $46,855
--- 16.0% below state median, 25.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.1%
--- #2,626 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #1,946 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#29. Gooding County

- Median household income: $47,204
--- 15.4% below state median, 24.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 15.8%
--- #2,186 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
--- #2,551 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#28. Benewah County

- Median household income: $47,556
--- 14.8% below state median, 24.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 13.0%
--- #2,645 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
--- #1,315 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#27. Power County

- Median household income: $48,823
--- 12.5% below state median, 22.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.0%
--- #2,487 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.3%
--- #3,098 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#26. Adams County

- Median household income: $48,856
--- 12.4% below state median, 22.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.3%
--- #2,752 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #1,713 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#25. Latah County

- Median household income: $49,158
--- 11.9% below state median, 21.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 20.0%
--- #1,389 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.9%
--- #992 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#24. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $50,053
--- 10.3% below state median, 20.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 14.2%
--- #2,454 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #1,537 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#23. Bonner County

- Median household income: $50,256
--- 9.9% below state median, 20.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.4%
--- #1,663 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.1%
--- #1,442 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#22. Payette County

- Median household income: $50,579
--- 9.3% below state median, 19.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 19.3%
--- #1,495 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.0%
--- #2,044 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#21. Bannock County

- Median household income: $51,734
--- 7.3% below state median, 17.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 20.0%
--- #1,389 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.6%
--- #1,285 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#20. Canyon County

- Median household income: $52,134
--- 6.5% below state median, 17.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.5%
--- #1,859 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #1,954 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#19. Twin Falls County

- Median household income: $52,919
--- 5.1% below state median, 15.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.0%
--- #1,748 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.6%
--- #1,865 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#18. Jerome County

- Median household income: $52,921
--- 5.1% below state median, 15.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 16.5%
--- #2,045 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.0%
--- #1,737 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#17. Cassia County

- Median household income: $52,935
--- 5.1% below state median, 15.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.6%
--- #1,831 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
--- #2,126 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#16. Minidoka County

- Median household income: $53,370
--- 4.3% below state median, 15.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.7%
--- #1,817 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #1,636 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#15. Oneida County

- Median household income: $53,841
--- 3.5% below state median, 14.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 12.2%
--- #2,758 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.9%
--- #1,794 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#14. Bear Lake County

- Median household income: $54,167
--- 2.9% below state median, 13.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
--- #1,719 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #1,512 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#13. Bingham County

- Median household income: $55,472
--- 0.6% below state median, 11.7% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 19.8%
--- #1,420 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
--- #2,126 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#12. Blaine County

- Median household income: $56,694
--- 1.6% above state median, 9.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 24.7%
--- #772 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
--- #2,675 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#11. Franklin County

- Median household income: $57,215
--- 2.6% above state median, 9.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 23.4%
--- #903 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
--- #2,654 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Kootenai County

- Median household income: $57,242
--- 2.6% above state median, 8.9% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 22.6%
--- #1,017 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%
--- #2,455 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#9. Fremont County

- Median household income: $58,065
--- 4.1% above state median, 7.6% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 17.6%
--- #1,831 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #2,578 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#8. Nez Perce County

- Median household income: $58,107
--- 4.2% above state median, 7.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 22.8%
--- #982 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,834 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#7. Caribou County

- Median household income: $59,053
--- 5.9% above state median, 6.0% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 22.6%
--- #1,007 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%
--- #3,003 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#6. Boise County

- Median household income: $59,646
--- 6.9% above state median, 5.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 28.8%
--- #466 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
--- #2,835 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Bonneville County

- Median household income: $60,615
--- 8.7% above state median, 3.5% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 25.6%
--- #689 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #2,502 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#4. Jefferson County

- Median household income: $63,048
--- 13.0% above state median, 0.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 26.2%
--- #652 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.0%
--- #2,948 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#3. Valley County

- Median household income: $64,475
--- 15.6% above state median, 2.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 28.0%
--- #516 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
--- #1,895 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#2. Ada County

- Median household income: $66,293
--- 18.8% above state median, 5.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 29.9%
--- #419 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #2,352 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#1. Teton County

- Median household income: $74,216
--- 33.0% above state median, 18.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 37.0%
--- #203 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%
--- #3,087 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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