This week we are covering Idaho employment background check data and Idaho criminal information in our weekly “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State” series. This blog posting includes general information like population and employment status, as well as Idaho employment background check data. Last week we looked at Hawaii, and next week we will be covering Illinois.
Idaho Population and Age Distribution. Idaho’s estimated population was 1.6 million. The median age was 35.2 years. 27% of the population was under the age of 18, and 13% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $45,489. The total number of households was 583,106 with an average of 2.69 people.
Idaho Employment and Unemployment Rate. 58.4% of the Idaho population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 26th in the nation. The Idaho unemployment rate is 8.0% which was ranked 31st in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Idaho were as follows: 55,423 (7.8%) were self-employed, 111,123 (15.6%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 541,510 (76.2%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Idaho were: Manufacturing (9.6%), Retail (12.2%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.9%), Educational Services and Health Care (23.3%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (9.4%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Idaho’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (32.8%), Service (18.5%), Sales and Office (24.4%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (12%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (12.3%).
Idaho Health Insurance Coverage. 84% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (16% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 66% had private coverage and 30% had public coverage.
Disability. 12% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Idaho reported a disability. The Idaho disability claim rate was ranked 23rd in the country.
For a list of Idaho counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Idaho Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Idaho had 3,318 total violent crimes (which ranked 44th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate 0.21% (which ranked it 46th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 29 were murders, 479 were forcible rapes, 243 were robberies, and 2,567 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Idaho had 31,651 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 7,186 were burglaries, 23,101 were larceny/thefts, and 1,364 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Idaho had the 38th most law enforcement employees per population. Idaho ranked 44th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Idaho crime information, please see the Idaho State Judiciary – Idaho Supreme Court Data Repository.
Idaho Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Idaho employment background check products: an Idaho county criminal background check and an Idaho state criminal background check.
The Idaho county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the District Courts, Family Courts, and Circuit Courts. The cost of an Idaho county criminal background check is $24.95 per county and results are provided within one to three business days.
The Idaho state criminal background check includes an Idaho corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Idaho as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The Idaho corrections background check includes felony conviction checks of discharged inmates. The Idaho state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Idaho criminal background check webpage.
Other Idaho employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Idaho” data is from 2011. “Idaho Crime Data” data is from 2012.
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