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Teton County, Idaho
Seal of Teton County, Idaho
Seal
Map of Idaho highlighting Teton County
Location in the state of Idaho
Map of the U.S. highlighting Idaho
Idaho's location in the U.S.
Founded January 26, 1915
Named for The Teton Mountains
Seat Driggs
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

451 sq mi (1,167 km²)
451 sq mi (1,166 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.05%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

11,630
Website www.tetoncountyidaho.gov

Teton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. The county was established in 1915. It was named after the Teton Mountains. As of the 2020 Census the county had a population of 11,630. The county seat is Driggs6.

Teton County is part of the Jackson, WY-ID Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,167 km² (451 sq mi). 1,166 km² (450 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.05%) is water.

Adjacent Counties[]

Teton County, Idaho is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state--in this case, Teton County, Wyoming.

Demographics[]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,999 people, 2,078 households, and 1,464 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 2,632 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.32% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 6.73% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 11.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,078 households out of which 39.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 21.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 33.80% from 25 to 44, 18.90% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,968, and the median income for a family was $45,848. Males had a median income of $32,309 versus $22,243 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,778. About 9.70% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government and politics[]

Similar to other Idaho counties, an elected three-member county commission heads the county government. Other elected officials include clerk, treasurer, sheriff, assessor, coroner, and prosecutor.[1]

Until quite recently Teton County voted Republican along with most other Eastern Idaho counties. However, since 2004, the county has strongly trended towards toss-up status. In 2008, it was one of three Idaho counties to favor Barack Obama,[2] despite giving George W. Bush a 23-point victory only four years earlier.[3] The margin was narrow (39 votes) and Obama lost the county to Mitt Romney in 2012 by over five hundred votes; Donald Trump outpolled Hillary Clinton by just eight votes in 2016, the smallest numerical margin in the country. Teton backed Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 election, who won by 7.3 percentage points, garnering the highest vote share for any Democrat since 1948.

Teton County is one of only twelve counties to have voted for Obama in 2008, Romney in 2012, Trump in 2016, and Biden in 2020.[lower-alpha 1]

At the state level, Teton County is in District 32 of the Idaho Legislature.[4] As neighboring counties are still strongly Republican, Republicans currently control the district.[5] In Idaho gubernatorial elections, the county has voted for the Democratic nominee in every election since 2006.

United States presidential election results for Teton County, Idaho[6]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,858 44.92% 3,318 52.15% 186 2.92%
2016 2,167 43.55% 2,159 43.39% 650 13.06%
2012 2,458 54.34% 1,926 42.58% 139 3.07%
2008 2,263 48.57% 2,302 49.41% 94 2.02%
2004 2,235 60.57% 1,416 38.37% 39 1.06%
2000 1,745 65.33% 720 26.96% 206 7.71%
1996 1,251 50.28% 866 34.81% 371 14.91%
1992 762 39.73% 472 24.61% 684 35.66%
1988 982 64.31% 531 34.77% 14 0.92%
1984 1,242 76.48% 370 22.78% 12 0.74%
1980 1,227 72.78% 360 21.35% 99 5.87%
1976 904 63.04% 514 35.84% 16 1.12%
1972 932 68.58% 298 21.93% 129 9.49%
1968 694 57.93% 376 31.39% 128 10.68%
1964 675 53.02% 598 46.98% 0 0.00%
1960 714 55.65% 569 44.35% 0 0.00%
1956 842 65.12% 451 34.88% 0 0.00%
1952 964 66.25% 491 33.75% 0 0.00%
1948 593 46.62% 672 52.83% 7 0.55%
1944 552 46.27% 641 53.73% 0 0.00%
1940 667 44.14% 844 55.86% 0 0.00%
1936 542 38.47% 834 59.19% 33 2.34%
1932 674 43.74% 860 55.81% 7 0.45%
1928 753 68.27% 348 31.55% 2 0.18%
1924 665 55.70% 186 15.58% 343 28.73%
1920 906 68.90% 409 31.10% 0 0.00%
1916 650 46.43% 726 51.86% 24 1.71%



Cities and towns[]

Coordinates: 43°45′N 111°13′W / 43.75, -111.21

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