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Bingham County is a
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in the
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of
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Idaho
. As of the
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, the population was 45,607. The
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and largest city is
Blackfoot The Blackfoot Confederacy, ''Niitsitapi'' or ''Siksikaitsitapi'' (ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ, meaning "the people" or " Blackfoot-speaking real people"), is a historic collective name for linguistically related groups that make up the Blackfoot or Black ...

Blackfoot
. Bingham County comprises the Blackfoot, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the
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-Blackfoot, ID
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History

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


Geography

According to the
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, the county has a total area of , of which is land and (1.2%) is water. The
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Snake River
flows southwest through the middle of Bingham County; at the county's southwest corner the river flows into the
American Falls Reservoir
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
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butte
s called the East Butte and the Middle Butte located in the
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Snake River Plain
are visible south of
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.


Adjacent counties

* Jefferson County - north * Bonneville County - east * Caribou County - southeast * Bannock County - south * Power County - southwest * Blaine County - west * Butte County - northwest


Highways

* -
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* -
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* -
US 26 U.S. Route 26 is an east–west United States highway that started in Ogallala, Nebraska, Ogallala, Nebraska. Later, it was subsequently extended to the West Coast of the United States, West Coast in Oregon. When the U.S. highway system was first ...
* -
US 91 U.S. Route 91 or U.S. Highway 91 (US-91) is a north–south United States highway running from Brigham City, Utah, to Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the U.S. states of Idaho and Utah. Despite the "1" as the last digit in the number, US-91 is no long ...
* - SH-39


Demographics


2000 census

As of the
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, there were 41,735 people, 13,317 households, and 10,706 families in the county. The
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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%
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, 0.17%
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or
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, 6.70%
Native American Native Americans may refer to: Ethnic groups * Indigenous peoples of the Americas, the pre-Columbian peoples of North and South America and their descendants * Native Americans in the United States * Indigenous peoples in Canada, the indigenous p ...
, 0.57%
Asian Asian may refer to: * Items from or related to the continent of Asia: ** Asian people, people in or descending from Asia ** Asian culture, the culture of the people from Asia ** Asian cuisine, food based on the style of food of the people from Asi ...
, 0.03%
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, 7.95% from
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, and 2.14% from two or more races. 13.30% of the population were
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or
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of any race. 23.6% were of
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, 12.5%
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American
, 8.9%
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and 5.1%
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ancestry. There were 13,317 households, out of which 44.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.70% were
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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
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for the county was $14,365. About 9.90% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the
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, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.


2010 census

As of the
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, there were 45,607 people, 14,999 households, and 11,731 families in the county. The population density was . There were 16,141 housing units at an average density of . 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. In terms of ancestry, 22.3% were
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, 12.7% were
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, 5.9% were
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, and 5.0% were
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. 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. 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
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, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


Communities


Cities

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* Atomic City *
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Blackfoot The Blackfoot Confederacy, ''Niitsitapi'' or ''Siksikaitsitapi'' (ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ, meaning "the people" or " Blackfoot-speaking real people"), is a historic collective name for linguistically related groups that make up the Blackfoot or Black ...

Blackfoot
*
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Census-designated places

*
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* Groveland * Moreland * Riverside * Rockford


Unincorporated communities

* Alridge * Cerro Grande * Clarkson * Coffee Point * Collins * Jameston * Gibson * Goshen * McDonaldville * Morgan * Pingree * Rising River * Rose *
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* Sterling * Thomas * Wapello * Wolverine * Woodville''Woodville ID'' Google Maps (accessed 18 January 2019)
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Politics

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


See also

* National Register of Historic Places listings in Bingham County, Idaho


References


External links

*
Official Bingham County, Idaho website
{{authority control Bingham County, Idaho, Idaho counties Idaho Falls metropolitan area counties 1885 establishments in Idaho Territory Populated places established in 1885