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Caribou County, Idaho
Map of Idaho highlighting Caribou County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded 1919, February 11
Named for The Caribou Mountains
Seat Soda Springs
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,799 sq mi (4,658 km²)
1,766 sq mi (4,574 km²)
33 sq mi (84 km²), 1.81%
 - (2000)
 - Density


Caribou County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. As of the 2000 Census the county had a population of 7,304 (2005 estimate: 7,131) [1]. The county seat is Soda Springs6.


Caribou County was formed on February 11, 1919, by the Idaho Legislature by a partition of Bannock County. It was the last county formed in the state, three days after Jerome County. It was named for the Caribou Mountains.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,658 km² (1,799 sq mi). 4,574 km² (1,766 sq mi) of it is land and 84 km² (33 sq mi) of it (1.81%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,304 people, 2,560 households, and 1,978 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 3,188 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.14% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 3.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,560 households out of which 39.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.30% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% were non-families. 20.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,609, and the median income for a family was $42,630. Males had a median income of $38,575 versus $20,085 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,179. About 7.00% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 9.90% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 42°46′N 111°33′W / 42.76, -111.55

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