Bingham County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Bingham County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded 1885
Seat Blackfoot
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,120 sq mi (5,491 km²)
2,095 sq mi (5,425 km²)
26 sq mi (66 km²), 1.20%
 - (2000)
 - Density

20/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Bingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. It was created January 13, 1885. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 41,735 (2005 estimate: 43,739) [1]. The county seat is Blackfoot6.

Bingham County comprises the Blackfoot, ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Bingham Country is named after either Medal of Honor recipient and US Representative Henry H. Bingham (R) or Elisha E. Bingham, who won a race from Blackfoot to Boise and to earn the right to have the county named after him.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,491 km² (2,120 sq mi). 5,425 km² (2,095 sq mi) of it is land and 66 km² (26 sq mi) of it (1.20%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,735 people, 13,317 households, and 10,706 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 14,303 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.43% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 6.70% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.95% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 13.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.6% were of English, 12.5% American, 8.9% German and 5.1% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 13,317 households out of which 44.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.70% were 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.

In the county the population was spread out with 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 per capita income for the county was $14,365. About 9.90% of families and 12.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 43°13′N 112°24′W / 43.22, -112.40

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