Gem County

Gem County, Idaho

415 E Main St
Emmett, ID 83617
Phone: (208) 365-4561
Fax: (208) 365-6172
www.co.gem.id.us

In southwestern ID, north of Boise; organized Mar 19, 1915 from Boise and Canyon counties. Name Origin: For the state nickname, "Gem State," from the supposed Indian meaning of Idaho 'Gem of the Mountain.'

Area (sq mi):: 565.75 (land 562.58; water 3.17) Population per square mile: 28.90
Population 2005: 16,273 State rank: 19 Population change: 2000-20005 7.20%; 1990-2000 28.20% Population 2000: 15,181 (White 90.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 6.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 37.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,340; median household $34,460; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,376-$20,006
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 26.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Overall, Clearwater County reported some of the largest computed impacts while Gem County reported the smallest.
Police officers from the Ada County sheriff's office, Gem County sheriff's office and Soldiers from Idaho National Guard completed their week of training with a certified qualification exam.
Last December, BRR announced that the Emmett Valley Association of Realtors in Gem County would be joining the trade group.
''They just didn't fit,'' said the 71-year-old John, who retired as Gem County sheriff in 1996.
This year, Idaho has confirmed that WNV was found in mosquitoes from Gem County on May 31.
Additional information about trends within the Boise region, by price point, by existing and new construction and by neighborhood, are available in the October 2018 Ada County, Canyon County, Gem County and City Data market reports.
Tona Henderson, who heads Idaho Downwinders in Emmett, noted in her testimony that her birthplace of Gem County, Idaho, received the third-highest amount of fallout in the nation according to a National Cancer Institute study of radiation exposure due to weapons testing.
Pioneer Park had occasional use with events put on by the Gem County Chamber of Commerce and Gem County Recreation District.
Emmett and Gem County are known as the Valley of Plenty because of the many orchards, gardens and livestock operations producing milk and meat in the area.