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POPULATION

TWIN FALLS COUNTY is the most populous of the eight South Central Idaho Counties and has demonstrated extremely strong growth the past ten years. The population has increased from 56,195 in 1992 to 65,472 in 2002, an increase of 17.0 percent. The area has swiftly become a regional retail hub for Southern Central Idaho and the population has increased accordingly. The area has abundant natural resources and numerous recreational opportunities. The City of Twin Falls lies on the edge of the spectacular Snake River Canyon and is just two miles from the world famous Shoshone Falls. Good work prospects for job seekers and a moderate climate for retirement age people have helped keep Twin Falls County's population on a steady growth curve. Per capita income has increased from $16,002 to $22,812, or 38 percent. Twin Falls ranks 10th out of Idaho's 44 counties for per capita income.*

* Idaho Department of Labor, July 2004

JEROME COUNTY has shown steady population growth over the last ten years. The population has risen from 15,511 in 1991 to 18,703 in 2002, an increase of 19.0 percent. Much of the growth in population has been due to outstanding economic development that has taken place in Jerome County in the last decade. The dairy industry has increased dramatically and the resulting businesses like Jerome Cheese, WestFarm Foods, Inc., WOW Logistics, and Wal-Mart have made Jerome County an attractive place to work. . Per capita income has gone from $15,913 in 1992 to $24,787 in 2002, which is outstanding. Jerome ranks 7th in per capita income in Idaho.*

*Idaho Department of Labor, July 2004

MINIDOKA COUNTY's population has remained static in the last ten years. The population was 20,064 in 1992 and 19,465 in 2002. This area is heavily dependent upon agriculture and food processing jobs. Per capita income has increased from $14,173 in 1992 to $19,664 in 2002 ranking Minidoka County 36th out of Idaho's 44 counties in per capita income.*

*Idaho Department of Labor, July 2004

CASSIA COUNTY has experienced slow growth over the last ten years. The population has risen from 20,150 in 1992 to 21,720 in 2002, an increase of 8.0 percent, as the area is highly dependent on agriculture. Cassia County has abundant natural resources and recreational opportunities. Burley is located on the Snake River and it is a very short distance to the City of Rocks and Pomerelle Ski Resort. Each year, the Mini-Cassia area hosts a boat regatta that enjoys national recognition. Per capita income has increased from $16,111 in 1992 to $24,324 in 2002. Cassia County ranks 13th in per capita income in Idaho *

*Idaho Department of Labor, July 2004

Economic Outlook Information



DEMOGRAPHICS

TWIN FALLS - DEMOGRAPHICS*
2000 Projected 2005
City Population 34,883 37,842
County Population 64,731 67,530
Annual Growth Rate 1.5%
# Households/City 13,573 13,954
# of People/Household 2.57 2.55
Median Age 35.53 years 36.36 years
Median Household Income $56,320 $66,104
Per Capita Income $21,642
Total Retail Sales (000)
#3 city in ID $752,593,000 $839,029,000
Retail Sales/Household
#1 city in ID $31,592 $32,767
Average Annual Wage $22,364
* American Chamber of Commerce Research Association Survey


TWIN FALLS - COST OF LIVING*
(% of national avrg)
Grocery Items 100.6%
Housing 83.4%
Utilities 98.1%
Transportation 108.6%
Health Care 98.6%
Misc. Goods & Services 101.7%
Composite Index 96.3%
* American Chamber of Commerce Research Association Survey, 2nd quarter 2004 Fire Protection Rating: III http://www.idoc.state.id.us/idcomm/profiles/cppdfs/TwinFalls.pdf


JEROME - DEMOGRAPHICS*
Median Household Income (April 2000) $34,696
Per Capita Income (2002) $24,787
Personal Income total (2000) $432,000,000
Average Annual Wage (2002) $23,201
Fire Protection Rating: IV
* U.S. Department of Commerce, November 2003


MINIDOKA - DEMOGRAPHICS*
Median Household Income (April 2000) $32,021
Per Capita Income (2002) $19,664
Average Annual Wage (2002) $23,551
* Idaho Department of Labor & U.S. Department of Commerce, November 2003


CASSIA - DEMOGRAPHICS*
Median Household Income (April 2000) $33,322
Per Capita Income (2002) $24,324
Average Annual Wage (2002) $22,327
* Idaho Department of Labor & U.S. Department of Commerce, July 2004

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