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Encyclopedia > Gem County, Idaho
Gem County, Idaho
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Map of Idaho highlighting Gem County
Location in the state of Idaho
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Idaho's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 15, 1915
Seat Emmett
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

566 sq mi (1465 km²)
563 sq mi (1457 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.56%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,181
Website: www.co.gem.id.us
Named for: The state nickname, "Gem State".

Gem County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 15,181 (2005 estimate: 16,273) [1]. The county seat is Emmett6. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_ID.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Idaho ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Emmett is a city located in Gem County, Idaho. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... This is a list of U.S. state nicknames: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia External link Information about U.S. State Nicknames Categories: U.S. state insignia ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Emmett is a city located in Gem County, Idaho. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


Gem County is home to the Idaho ground squirrel. Binomial name Spermophilus brunneus (A. H. Howell, 1928) The Idaho Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus brunneus) is a species of the largest genus of ground squirrels. ...


Gem County is part of the Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Boise metropolitan area is a region of Idaho which includes not only the city of Boise, Idahos capital and largest city, but also the cities of Meridian, Nampa, Garden City, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, Eagle, Middleton, and Homedale. ...

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History

Established March 15, 1915 and named for the state nickname, "Gem State." Fur trappers were in the area as early as 1818 and Alexander Ross explored Squaw Creek in 1824. Prospectors and miners moved through the county in 1862 in route to the gold rush in the Boise Basin, and by the next year irrigation began along the Payette River.[2] March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... The fur trade was a huge part in the early economic development of North America. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Alexander Ross (or Alec/Alex Ross) is a name shared by: Alec Ross, golfer Alec Ross (d. ... Squaw Creek is the name of several bodies of water in North America, including: Squaw Creek in California that runs through Squaw Valley Squaw Creek, in Iowa, a tributary of the Skunk River . ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A prospector is normally a person who explores an area for natural resources such as minerals, oil, flora or fauna. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A California Gold Rush handbill A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the soil. ... The Payette River is a river in southwestern Idaho, is a major tributary to the Snake River. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,465 km² (566 mi²). 1,457 km² (563 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.56%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent Counties

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Valley County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Boise County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Ada County is a county, located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Canyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. ... Payette County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Idaho. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,181 people, 5,539 households, and 4,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (27/mi²). There were 5,888 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.79% White, 0.73% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.16% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. 6.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 5,539 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% were non-families. 20.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.12. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,460, and the median income for a family was $40,195. Males had a median income of $31,036 versus $20,755 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,340. About 11.60% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Emmett is a city located in Gem County, Idaho. ... Letha is an unincorporated town in Gem County, Idaho. ... Ola is an unincorporated town in Gem County, Idaho. ... Sweet is an unincorporated town in Gem County, Idaho. ...

External links

References

Gem County. State website. Retrieved on 2005-09-23. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ...

Coordinates: 44°04′N 116°25′W / 44.06, -116.41 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Gem County, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (466 words)
Gem County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho.
Gem County is part of the Boise City-Nampa, ID Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In the county the population was spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
Adams County, Idaho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 4.60% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 32.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.10% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,423, and the median income for a family was $32,335.
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